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Shipshewana is a bustling Amish community with shop-lined streets, specialty retailers and home-style dining establishments that serve bountiful Amish fare. Shoppers search for handcrafted items, baked goods, antiques and more in picturesque turn-of-the-century storefronts and enjoy seeing horse-drawn Amish buggies clop through town. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from the first of May through the end of October, the Midwest’s largest flea draws serious shoppers and the simply curious.
Some half a million visitors per year come here from around the country and other parts of the world to experience the crafts and food of the Amish and learn more about the unique culture of a people who live their faith in a simpler lifestyle. You can learn more about them at Menno-Hof, the Amish and Mennonite Visitors Center. Visitors also enjoy the special festivals that take place throughout the year, and the enchanting lights during the Christmas season.