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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

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Address: 345 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-9488
Phone Number:
+1 260-768-4129
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Tue - Wed 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is...

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market was established in 1922 and is now home of the Midwest's largest flea market, boasting nearly 900 booths. The Flea Market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am - 5 pm, from May to the 1st Saturday in October. Visitors can also enjoy the year-round weekly Miscellaneous & Antique Auction (Wednesdays at 9 am) and Livestock Auctions (Wednesdays). Visitors enjoy great food on site at one of our 4 Food Courts or the indoor, sit-down Auction Restaurant and can stay overnight at the Farmstead Inn, our Amish-inspired hotel. Call us for specific hours and special holiday flea market dates. (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Fall Extravaganza)

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Flea market for all interests

This is a large flea market with a large variety of vendors. There was not as much of the "junk" type vendors I was hoping for, but found some great things non-the-less.

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Ellen K
Merton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked inside the auction but didn't stay very long. They have several going on at the same time. Seemed very confusing to me. I'm more into flea Mkt's than auction's. I'm sure it's great just didn't enjoy all the noise.

Thank Joyce G
Merton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a large flea market with a large variety of vendors. There was not as much of the "junk" type vendors I was hoping for, but found some great things non-the-less.

Thank Ellen K
Lafargeville, ny
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm sorry but this place ain't a Flea market! Most vendors were selling imported (China) crap. We only found 6 booths were selling honest to god antiques. We won't be back. We prefer Brimfield or Madison-Bouckville where they don't allow such dealers.

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've gone to the flea market with my mom for a mother/daughter retreat for years. This year was a little disappointing with all of the China made booths. We bought Pokémon cards which were fakes. Do NOT purchase. They are fake. Very disappointing to find this out once I was home and unable to do anything about it. Fidget Spinners... More 

Thank momof3boysplus1girl
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We broke up our vacation with a stop at the Flea Market. It was opening day, extemely cold and rainy wet!! Despite that, we still found great items!! Many of the vendors didn't open or delayed due to the weather. We arrived at 8am and were done at noon. If they were all open we would have spent the entire... More 

1 Thank Peterson01
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Traveled all the way from Mississippi to buy a load of antiques for re-sale. They had a good assortment with seven auctioneers running at the same time. We attended as buyers, so we bought some stuff but alot was higher than we would have liked. The best part of this place is that it is very well run. They have... More 

Thank ChuckBennett
gulf coast
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I recently visited for the antique and miscellaneous auction. We had been told that it was worth the visit and you could get great deals. Our experience was mixed. The people running the auction were great! Extremely friendly and personable. The prices however varied. If you are going to buy to resale, be careful. Prices where a... More 

1 Thank mbfree66
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great 3 day weekend, couldn't of asked for better weather!!!! The shows were fabulous with no long lines and great parking. Just good old fashion fun!!!!!!!

Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I would advise to come early to the flea market! This place is huge and if you are only planning on a one day adventure you will regret not going early! They have a huge amount of vendors!

Thank Christala G
Graytown, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had not visited here in like 10 years! Loved it. I went in October when about a third of the vendors were gone for the season, which I guess was good, since I was able to get through the whole market. Even got great parking. Not as many people either.

Thank cbo133

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