5 Great Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Shipshewana

Did you travel far to Shipshewana only for it to rain on one of the days you are here? Don’t worry, there’s still so much stuff to do on rainy days!

  1. Shipshewana Flea Market

The Shipshewana Flea Market is open on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, no matter if it is rainy or sunny! It might not sound like the most enjoyable thing to do, but, come prepared with the proper rain attire such as ponchos, umbrellas, and boots, and you will have a great time! The flea market will be less busy than usual because of the rain, making the shopping much easier and more enjoyable. Also, most of the vendors are either in small buildings or under small tents, so you can stay dry while you shop! Make some lasting memories at the Shipshewana Flea Market, in the rain!

2. The Davis Mercantile

The Davis Mercantile the top indoor activity in Shipshewana, perfect for rainy days when you want to spend a few hours inside! It has 21 stores, throughout 4 different floors! Don’t worry about getting hungry or thirsty while shopping, there is a delicious soft pretzel shop, and next to that a coffee shop! The Davis Mercantile is a go to spot if you visit Shipshewana on a rainy day.

3. Menno-Hof

Menno-Hof is an education center that teaches about the background and history of the Amish and Mennonite communities. Throughout the center you will encounter exhibits, presentations, and displays that explain and show their history well. The tours through Menno-Hof last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is also conveniently located right across from the Shipshewana Flea Market, so make sure and stop in at Menno-Hof if you made a trip to the flea market. The museum is all inside, and a perfect spot to go on a rainy day to learn more about the history of the Amish and Mennonite communities in Shipshewana.

4. Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes

Visit Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes, which is located on the outskirts of the Shipshewana Flea Market. The barn features 10 stores with handcrafted Amish furniture, handmade jewelry, ladies clothing, home décor, and more! It is another inside shopping complex, so don’t worry about getting wet. After you are finished here make a stop at Yoder’s Meat & Cheese, which is in the same parking lot as Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes.

5. Blue Gate Restaurant, Theatre, and Shops

Make sure and grab a meal at the Blue Gate Restaurant! Enjoy classic Amish cooked meals, with comfort food such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, and so much more! Right inside the Blue Gate Restaurant is plenty of shopping to do, start in the bakery to shop for freshly made goods, and work your way to the downstairs where there is tons of shopping to be done. There is even a laser engraving station if you would like to customize some of the products!

Make sure and check out the other shops located next door, including Traditions and Shipshewana Furniture Co., which are furniture stores. The final shop to check out is the Craft Barn, which is located across the street from the main entrance of the Blue Gate. The Craft Barn includes Shipshewana shirts, mugs, and other souvenirs, a boutique, and an all-year Christmas shopping experience!

Many think that there is nothing to do in Shipshewana on rainy days, but trust me, there is so much to be done on rainy days! Enjoy your time in Shipshewana with these rainy-day attractions!

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