COVID-19: IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Click here for up-to-date information on all Shipshewana Trading Place events and business hours.

Coronavirus Updates

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Important COVID-19 Updates from Shipshewana Trading Place:
(Updated 3/30/2020)

The safety and well-being of our guests, customers, buyers, sellers, vendors and employees is and continues to be a priority for Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market. In the midst of the continued COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking additional efforts to continue your safety remains number one through education and extra operational efforts.

As we receive updates from our public health officials, Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market will be assessing business hours and updating you here.

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.

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Shipshewana Trading Place Business Hours & Operations
(Updated 3/30/2020)

As an essential agricultural business, the Shipshewana Livestock sale will continue as follows: 

Livestock Auctions

  • Regular Weekly Livestock Sales – Open & On Schedule each Wednesday (If you are ill, please stay home.)


  • We will limit the sale arena to 50 buyers. (number subject to change with state guidance)
  • Hay buyers welcome. (call-in orders welcome @ 260-768-4129)
  • For their safety, no spectators, 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.

Horse Auctions

  • Regular Weekly Horse Auctions – Open & On Schedule each Friday
  • Good Friday Saddle Horse & Pony Sale Has Been Re-Scheduled for May 2 (Additional details to come.)
  • March 28 Standardbred Sale Postponed – To be re-scheduled at a later date.

Auction Restaurant

  • Open for Carry-Out Only on Wednesdays (limited menu)

Shipshewana Antique & Misc. Auctions

  • April 1 Antique & Misc. Auction has been cancelled.
  • April 8 Antique & Misc. Auction has been cancelled.

Farmstead Inn & Conference

  • Open for Regular Business
    • Some room types unavailable.
    • Limited breakfast 7 am - 9 am only.

Special Events

  • Special Lamb & Goat Sale, April 7 @ Noon – Currently On Schedule
  • All Events Taking Place On or After April 13 – Currently On Schedule

Flea Market

  • Opens May 5 - Currently On Schedule

Swap Meets

  • Currently On Schedule

RV Park & Service Center

  • Call 260-768-7627

We also encourage you to to follow the CDC’s guidelines on proper handwashing and prevention methods.

CDC Coronavirus Education:  Protecting Yourself

CDC Coronavirus Communication

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

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