Indiana is home to several superlatives (biggest, smallest, oldest, newest, etc), and it's possible that none of them are as impressive as this one. The largest flea market in Indiana is also the largest flea market in the entire Midwest region of the country, and it's preparing to open its 2024 season. When the market is in full swing, you won't find a larger array of antiques, vintage finds, and one-of-a-kind treasures anywhere in the Hoosier state and beyond.

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The Biggest Flea Market in Indiana and the Midwest

The Hoosier state's biggest flea market is roughly the size of 30 football fields, sitting on more than 40 acres of land way up north in LaGrange County, Indiana. Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market boasts nearly 700 vendors, which by the way, is nearly one vendor per person in the small town of Shipshewana which, according to the 2020 census, has a population of 839 residents.

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Shipshewana Trading Place Hours and Dates

The massive outdoor flea market's 2024 season runs from April 30th through September 25th. It is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am-4pm every Tuesday and Wednesday, along with the following special weekends and extended hours:

  • Memorial Day: May 27-29, 8am - 4pm
  • June Weekend Market: June 14-15, 8am - 4pm
  • Independence Day Market: July 2-4, 8am - 4pm
  • August Weekend Market: August 2-3, 8am - 4pm
  • Labor Day: September 2-4, 8am - 4pm
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Facebook/Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

Shipshewana is also home to a massive auction house where every Wednesday throughout the year, you can find 6-9 auctioneers working simultaneously inside the Shipshewana Antique Auction Building.

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