Shipshewana across the roadShipshewana Flea Market is heading “Across the Road” and opening a new indoor market for the fall / winter season.

“We’re always getting requests for additional post-flea market season shopping and selling opportunities,” said Michael Christner, Shipshewana Across the Road director. “We’ve got a great facility for it, and great vendors, so we decided to make it happen this fall and winter.”

Shipshewana Across the Road will be held inside the Farmstead Expo Barn, just across the street from the Auction and Flea Market grounds. The market is scheduled to be open to the public every Friday and Saturday from October 6 to December 16from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We decided to have it at the Farmstead Expo Barn because it is a large, climate-controlled facility that is already set up to host markets, due to the fact that it used to house an antique mall,” said Christner.

The facility can hold around 80 vendors, and they are expecting to have about 50 to 60 unique booths at Shipshewana Across the Road this season. Shoppers can expect to see a small-scale indoor version of the Shipshewana Flea Market where they will find unique gift items, a selection of local crafts, and a variety of other goods.

“The new market will give people even more of a reason to visit Shipshewana for Christmas and holiday shopping.”

There is no admission fee to Shipshewana Across the Road, and parking is free.

Photo Provided:  Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market vendor, Handmade by Carol

For more information, visit or call 260-768-4129. Find more at the Shipshewana Flea Market Facebook page, or download the Shipshewana Trading Place mobile app for the most up to date information on events.


About the Shipshewana Flea Market
The Shipshewana Flea Market is the Midwest’s largest flea market. Featuring nearly 900 booths on 100 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. For further information, visit