What started as a small livestock sale of six pigs, seven cows and several head of young cattle at the home of George Curtis in 1922, has grown to a popular attraction in the Midwest drawing people from all over the United States and Canada. This year, Shipshewana Trading Place turns 100 and continues their celebration this Fall with an open house on October 12, 2022, alongside their year-round, weekly livestock & antique sales.

“The day is being planned to celebrate not only our tenure as a local icon in Shipshewana, Indiana, but to celebrate what makes us truly famous… our buyers, sellers, customers, shoppers, guests, vendors, staff and community!” stated Keith Lambright, Owner & Operator of Shipshewana Trading Place Auction.

Join the entire Shipshewana Trading Place Auction team and participate in the auction bidding at the livestock and antique & miscellaneous auction in honor of what started this now famous destination from 9 am – 3 pm on October 12, 2022.

The open house will take place on Wednesday, known around there as “Auction Day”. This special event will begin to wrap up their year-long celebration of a “Century of Treasure Hunting” in Indiana’s Amish Country.

October 12, 2022 Schedule of Events:

  • 7-11 am – Breakfast Hours Open at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant
  • 9 am – Kick Off the Day with the Start of the Antique Auction Cry in the Misc./Antique Auction Building
  • 9 am – 3 pm – Special Activities throughout the day:
  1. Cookies and Coffee served (while supplies last)
  2. Door Prize Drawings – $100 Shipshewana Trading Place Gift Certificates, Tumblers, & more every 30 Minutes
  • 10 am – Kick Off the Livestock Sale in the Livestock Auction Building (takes place till approx. 6 pm)
  • 12:15 pm – Special Birthday Celebration Remarks & Presentation
  • 12-4 pm – Lunch Hours Open at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant

For more information and an up-to-date list of events for Shipshewana Trading Place, visit www.shipshewanatradingplace.com, call 260-768-4129 or find them on their Facebook page at Shipshewana Flea Market.