Date: Feb 15, 2019
Shipshewana Flea Market Announces Changes for Upcoming Season
Shipshewana, Indiana - The Shipshewana Flea Market, a seasonal and outdoor market known as the largest in the Midwest, has announced changes to its upcoming season, including the introduction of weekend markets.
For the first time ever in the 80 years of the Shipshewana Flea Market, there will be vendors set up for two Friday and Saturday weekend markets in 2019.
"One of the most common questions we get here is 'why aren't you ever open on weekends?" said Lora Gates, marketing director of Shipshewana Trading Place. "We're excited to introduce these themed weekend markets, which will just be like a normal flea market where anyone can come, except with special giveaways and activities related to the theme."
New Hours and Re-location of Farmer's Market
Other changes announced are the new hours (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 7 - September 25, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day), as well as a new "Farmer's Market" section located near the Southeast side of the market.
"The Farmer's Market section is moving more towards the center of the market to make it more accessible for vendors and customers alike," said Michael Christner, manager for Shipshewana Flea Market. "Customers will still be able to drive up to pick up their plants and produce, and vendors will be able to have more space to unload their items."
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About the Shipshewana Flea Market
The Shipshewana Flea Market is the Midwest’s largest flea market. Featuring nearly 700 booths on 40 acres, it attracts thousands of visitors each week during the peak summer season. The Shipshewana Flea Market offers a huge variety of products and is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September.
The flea market is owned by Shipshewana Trading Place, which is a uniquely successful Hospitality and Service organization. Shipshewana Trading Place offers a diverse range of destination and merchandising services, including the Midwest’s largest flea market, Shipshewana Auction, Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, Farmstead Expo Barn & Event Pavilion, Auction Restaurant, Shipshewana RV Park & Service Center and special events.