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Coronavirus Updates

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Important COVID-19 Updates from Shipshewana Trading Place:
(Last Updated:  5/29/20)

The safety and well-being of our guests, customers, buyers, sellers, vendors and employees is and will always be a priority for Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market. In the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to take additional efforts to assure your safety remains number one through education and operational efforts.

As we continue to stay updated by public health officials and leaders, Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market will regularly assess business hours and continue to update you here.

Many have asked what we are specifically doing to ensure a safe environment so here is a high level list to begin with:

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed across the flea market and in the antique auction building.
  • Educational posters for reminders to guests will be placed across the flea market and antique auction.
  • Traffic monitoring will take place and parking can be spread on all sides of our 40 acre campus if need be to assist with the flow of shoppers.
  • Food courts and auction restaurant teams have taken extra precautions on cleaning, providing sanitizing stations and decreasing capacity to comply with state guidance.
  • We are higly encouraging you follow all recommended safety and prevention guidance while in each stage of re-opening for business in our state.
    • If you are ill or have been around others who are ill within 2 weeks, please remain home.
    • Please maintain 6 feet from others at all times.
    • Refrain from handling items/products you do not intend to purchase (especially produce/pre-packaged food items in the Farmer's Market)
    • We highly encourage (but are not requiring) wearing a facial covering/mask.
    • Be patient as vendors may ask you to wait to enter their booth space, or you may have to enter a space at a later time due to ability to keep social distance in each individual market space.
    • Do not touch your face.
    • Cover your cough/sneeze.
    • Wash hands frequently.
    • Respectfully, we ask that you use your common sense, respect other's personal space and if you see a situation in which you feel uncomfortable, remove yourself and do feel free to share that with a member of our team.

The information below provides you with an up-to-date list of business hours and will be kept current until we are able to resume all normal business operations once again. *Check back before you travel.

Stay Safe & with Sincere Thanks,
The Entire Shipshewana Trading Place Team

Shipshewana Trading Place Business Hours & Operations
(Last Updated:  5/29/20)

Flea Market

Antique & Misc. Auctions

Farmstead Inn & Conference

  • Open Currently
    Some room types unavailable, limited amenities. Breakfast is a limited hot menu currently that hotel staff will serve to guests. Seating capacity in breakfast area is limited. Guests will be allowed to eat their breakfast in their room if seating is full.


  • Weekly Livestock Sale – Open each Wednesday at 10 am.
  • If you are ill, please stay home.
  • Call Keith Lambright for questions about selling at 260-336-6008.


  • We will continue to limit the sale arena to buyers only.
  • Hay buyers welcome. Call-in orders also welcome at 260-768-4129.
  • For your safety, currently no spectators in the arena, including children under the age of 18.


  • Consigners should return home after unloading livestock. (Checks will be mailed unless you call to make pick up arrangements.)
  • Market values will not be impacted as a result of your leaving before sale time. Call Keith with any questions about selling at 260-336-6008.


Auction Restaurant

  • Open for dine-in @ 50% on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Now through September 30 - limited menu, call for hours.)

Swap Meets

  • Swap Meets On Schedule:
    June 20; July 18*; August 1, September 19 & October 17
    *Newly Added {Social distancing guidance will apply as recommended by the state of Indiana under retail.}

Special Events

  • All Events Taking Place On or After Memorial Day – Currently On Schedule {Social distancing guidance will apply as recommended by the state of Indiana under retail.}

RV Park & Service Center

  • Now Open! Call 260-768-7627

We urge you to strictly follow all Indiana travel advisories and the CDC’s guidelines on proper handwashing and prevention methods.

ISDH Coronavirus Updates

CDC Coronavirus Education:  Protecting Yourself

CDC Coronavirus Communication

For other area information you can visit the Shipshewana Retail Merchant's Association or Shipshewana Visitor Center.

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