Shopping in Shipshewana, Indiana
Shipshewana, Indiana, is a small town in the northeastern part of the state. The population of the town is just over 650 people. The surrounding rural area, however, is part of the third largest Amish community in America. About 30% of the citizens are part of this group. Many of the stores carry Amish-influenced goods, while the restaurants serve Amish favorites.
Since 1922, the Shipshewana Auctions have been drawing crowds of buyers. Originally, only livestock were auctioned, while today antiques and collectibles have been added to the list. Miscellaneous and antique items, along with livestock, are offered on Wednesday; the horse auction is on Fridays...