Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shopping Shipshewana

We visited the Shipshewana Flea Market in northern Indiana in September. We then stayed all morning for the antique auction on held the following day. Saw these nice decoys while walking around.
People come from all over to visit the huge flea market held every Tues. There are rows and rows of tents and buildings, as well as plants and animals. We stopped and had homemade ice cream made by menonites. Amish own the show grounds and have numerous food vendors and great homemade muffins and pastries. Amish buggies are parked at every shop or store. The highway has an extra lane to accomodate buggies. The Amish own large beautiful farms as well as businesses in the area.

License plate art at the flea market.

Beautiful , clean, and tidy Amish homes and farms dominate the landscape while driving through the area.

Flea market entrance.

The red barn antique mall. What a treat.

Leaving Shipshewana flea market and auction. We were then heading to the Springfield Extravaganza in Ohio.