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Thread: Shipshewana, IN

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    Shipshewana, IN

    We are going to be in Shipshewana next Friday. What should we see/do? Thanks!

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    We are looking for things that others recommend. We could just drive through, or we could spend a few days. I'm looking for things that are worth stopping for. I have looked online, and it looks a little 'touristy', which we are not looking for.
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    If you just drive through, make it at lunch time... Look for the restaurant with a long line....they serve home pie with all lunch offerings. Too good to miss the wonderfully cooked meals.

    PS oh, yes I did pick up a few FQ and enjoyed looking at their beautifully made quilts and hand made furniture.

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    The Menno-hof museum is good for learning about the religious culture of the area. For fabric, Lolly's downtown and Yoder's dept store plus about 10 miles south of Shipshewana is Zinck's Fabrics in Ligonier - prices can't be beat!
    If you are going on Oct 2, the flea market is open all week, usually only open on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
    We are camping in Shipshe that weekend. I can't wait!
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    There is a bulk food outlet called E&S sales you should visit.

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    check out Goshen while you are at it
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    Go to Yoder's ! Take plenty of money for the fabric section, and I mean plenty of money. They have a selection of solid colors that is second to none. They have sample quilts and plenty of other fabrics as well as patterns and notions. I love that store and will be there in October. I usually get to the flea market if it is open, but I go to Yoder's first. At least I think that is the name, I just love walking around such a beautiful store.

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    Food is great, fab stores good, and it had other offerings too......the little boutique stores with all sorts of things are fun to,wander thru....try not to just "drive thru"........ Take a buggy ride and enjoy the quaintness......it is a place I enjoy......arcola/Arthur Illinois is another settlement that is fun to spend time at.......but that's just me....

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    by all means go to yoders they have all kinds of stuff, and hit the restaurants they have great food and I know there are a few bakeries so stop in for some bakery to take home and pies, delish, most of all have fun and be safe
    Mary

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    Don't forget to go to Lollys! They have a huge selection of fabric on two floors! The basement is all fabric on sale, with a great selection, and they have a boat filled with fat quarters at a discount. If you're into scrap booking there's a good store in the same building for that. Essen House ( sp?) has delicious food. The quilt gardens are beautiful this time of year too.

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    We are going Oct. 30th. Thanks for the Zincks location info. I have been to the one in Berlin, OH and even my mom loved it. She spent a lot of time going thru the bin of buttons. I found a sale fabric that I had to have for less than $2 per yard and wish I had bought the other bolt of it for a quilt back.

    Check out the row by row map for Indiana to find more fabric stores in Northern IN. There are a lot more than I even knew existed.

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    Although I have lived in NJ for over 40 years, most of my family still lives in northeastern Indiana. Most visits to see them include a trip to Shipshewana for two reasons. 1) Lolly's Fabric Store and 2) Blue Gate Restaurant. Those are the musts for me.

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    I go to Shipshewana a couple of times a year. Lolly's, Yoders and Blue Gate are on my must do list.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Definitely stop at Kukui's Shave Ice!! http://kukuis.com No, it is NOT a snow-cone!! You'll only need a small one, trust me. They're AWESOME. Choose up to 3 flavors. My favorite: Pineapple, Mango and Coconut. The owner, Cindy, is so dang nice. Man, I miss Shipshewana. Yoder's and Lolly's, of course. And about 5 miles down the road is Das Essenhaus. GREAT food and shopping there, too.
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