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What’s Your Perfect Shipshewana Itinerary?

Post Date: Feb 12, 2018

What kind of experience are you missing in Shipshewana, Indiana? Check out our five suggested Shipshewana trip itineraries below!

Itinerary 1: Flea Market & Auction Shopping Trip

Please note: The flea market is seasonal, open May-Sept. The auctions are year-round, and the shops and restaurants in town are open year-round.

Day 1 (Monday):

3:30 p.m. Check into your room at Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

4:15 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant. Browse the Blue Gate Specialty Shops

7:00 p.m. Return to hotel for swimming or hot-tubbing at the indoor pool

Day 2 (Tuesday):

8:00 a.m. Shipshewana Flea Market shopping (4 hours) 

12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Auction Restaurant (1 hour)

1:00 p.m. Yoder's Meat & Cheese & Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes shopping (1 hour)

2:00 p.m. Nap

3:30 p.m. Shopping downtown and buggy ride

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Day 3 (Wednesday):

8:30 a.m. Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction (Preview, then auction starts at 9:00 am)

12:00 p.m. Lunch at one of the Flea Market Food Courts

1:00 p.m. Shopping at Yoder's Department Store

2:30 p.m. Coffee and Sandwiches at Naomi's Candies and Cafe

Itinerary 2: Shipshewana Food Tour

Day 1:

3:30 p.m. Check into your room at Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

4:15 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant

7:00 p.m. Return to hotel for swimming or hot-tubbing at the indoor pool

Day 2:

9:00 a.m. Davis Mercantile Shopping (Get Coffee at the Kitchen Cupboard)

11:00 a.m. Yoder's Meat & CheeseVictorian Candy Company, Red Bud Tea Shoppe Shopping

1:00 p.m. Ben's Pretzels

2:00 p.m. Relaxation / Exploration Time

5:00 p.m. Dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Day 3:

9:00 a.m. Rise N Roll Bakery and Deli

10:00 a.m. Shopping in Middlebury

Itinerary 3: Live Shows

Photo Courtesy of: Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre

Day 1:

3:30 p.m. Check into your room at Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

4:15 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant

7:00 p.m. See a live theatre production at the Blue Gate Theatre. See Upcoming Show Schedule

Day 2:

9:00 a.m. Davis Mercantile Shopping

11:00 a.m. Yoder's Meat & Cheese, Red Barn Shoppes Shopping

12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Naomi's Candies & Cafe inside Yoder's Shopping Center

1:00 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

2:00 p.m. Relaxation / Exploration Time

5:00 p.m. Dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Itinerary 4: Animal Park Adventure

Please note: The Animal Park and Canoe / Kayak Rentals are seasonal. Please check with individual businesses for hours.

Day 1:

3:30 p.m. Check into your room at Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

4:15 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant. Browse the Blue Gate Specialty Shops

7:00 p.m. Return to hotel for swimming or hot-tubbing at the indoor pool

Day 2:

9:00 a.m. Dutch Creek Animal Farm Park (3 hours)

12:00 p.m. Lunch at Shipshe Pizza & Mini Golf

1:00 p.m. Ice Cream at Mom's

2:00 p.m. Shopping in Downtown Shipshewana

5:00 p.m.Dinner at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Day 3:

9:00 a.m. Trading Post Canoe / Kayak 

1:00 p.m. Lunch at Rise N Roll Bakery & Deli

Itinerary 5: Girl's Weekend Trip

Day 1 (Friday):

3:30 p.m. Check into your room at Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

4:15 p.m.  E&S Sales Amish Bulk Foods Grocery Store shopping (1 hour)

5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant. Browse the Blue Gate Specialty Shops

7:00 p.m. Return to hotel for swimming or hot-tubbing at the indoor pool

Day 2 (Saturday):

9:00 a.m. Davis Mercantile Shopping 

11:00 a.m. Downtown Shipshewana Shopping (Walk down Morton St. and Harrison St. to visit all of the speciality stores)

12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Corn Crib Cafe

1:00 p.m.  Yoder's Meat & Cheese, Red Barn Shoppes, Yoder's Department Store Shopping

2:00 p.m. Relaxation / Exploration Time

5:00 p.m. Enjoy an Amish Home Style meal.

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