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Ready to bring your group to the flea market? Please fill out the Bus Group Reservation Form here.

The Shipshewana Flea Market is the Midwest's Largest Flea Market with nearly 900 booths in 26 outdoor aisles, so be prepared for walking and for any weather Indiana may bring! Electric scooter rental is available for those who need assistance walking. Food courts and rest areas are on site. 

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Hours of Operation

May 2 - September 27, 2017

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 8am - 5pm
  • Memorial Day (May 29), Independence Day (July 3), Labor Day (September 4), 8am - 5pm 

May 1 - September 26, 2018

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 8am - 5pm

Buses and Groups at the Flea Market

  • Parking and admission - FREE for buses. Buses are encouraged to enter through the North entrance gate for easier access to bus parking and drop-off on "bus hill." 
  • Buses will be greeted by our staff. All group members receive a coupon sheet to use at select flea market booths, and the bus driver and tour leader will receive a free goodie bag.
  • Vendor Directory printed booklets and market maps are available for pick-up at the entrance gates.
  • Scooter rental is located at booth 1018. We can provide assistance transporting handicapped group members to the rental booth if needed. Electric scooters are $10 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Shopping carts and wagons are also available for rent. Cash only.
  • There is plenty of food available to purchase at the market. There are 4 food courts offering everything from chicken to pork to pizza to salads. Plus, you can visit the air-conditioned sit-down "Auction Restaurant" located at the front of the main entrance as well. Group leaders may purchase food vouchers if desired for travelers ahead of time by contacting Lora at 260-768-4129.
  • Visiting on a Wednesday? You can also check out the weekly Antique & Miscellaneous Auction every Wednesday starting at 9 am in the auction building. Bid on unique items as 8-10 auctioneers sell simultaneously!
  • Free public wifi is available throughout the market. Network name: FleaMarket-Public. No password needed, simply accept the terms and conditions.
  • Download the Shipshewana Trading Place free mobile app for easiest access to the vendor directory, things to do, directions and more!

Ready to bring your group to the flea market? Please fill out the bus group reservation form here.


The Farmstead Inn & Conference Center located directly across the street from the flea market offers convenient, clean and exceptional lodging for groups. Free breakfast, indoor pool, large rooms and group discounts are available for those who book 10 or more rooms. 


With further questions, please contact Lora at lora@shipshewanatradingplace.com, or call 260-768-4129 (ext 123).

Download Free Flea Market Trip Planning Packet

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