Other Area Activities

Details for 2018 will be posted as soon as they are available.

These activities are scheduled to take place during Festival and are organized by other businesses and groups. For more information, please contact the activity organizers directly.

For more ideas and to plan your time on the Backroads, go to www.VisitShipshewana.org

2018 Activities

Classic Car Cruise-In Free Activity!

Classic Car Cruise-In at the EssenhausJune 21, 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Participants and spectators alike enjoy chatting about the makes, models, and memories they share of days gone by. Over 150 cars cruise in for the evening to picnic, enjoy live entertainment, and hand-dipped ice cream.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus
240 US 20
Middlebury, Indiana 46540


3rd Annual Quilt Show: Donation

The Nationally Recognized Heritage TrailJune 20 - 22, 9 am - 6 pm, and June 24, 9 am - 12 Noon

Noble Nimble Thimbles quilt guild presents: The 3rd Annual Quilt Show. There will be a free will offering for a
local charity. Contact Stacy Stump at 574-536-5842

Rome City United Methodist Church
297 Washington St.
Rome City, Indiana 46784


Quilting Demos & Tours Free Activity!

Quilting Demos at the MennohofJune 20 - 23: 12 pm - 3 pm

Visit the gift shop during the festival and watch local Amish and Mennonite women demonstrating the art of quilting. Tour all week (10 am - 6 pm for a small charge) and learn more about the faith and life of the Amish and Mennonites.

510 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


Here's a list of the activities that took place during the 2017 show!

Quilts of Valor Sit-n-Sew Free Activity!

FridayJune 23rdQuilts of Valor Sit-n-Sew with Marianne Fons

Open sewing, machines provided: 8 am - 5 pm

Quilt presentation to local veterans: 1:30 pm

String-A-Long Stars & Stripes Quilts of Valor Group make patriotic quilt blocks for quilts to be presented to our veterans. More information about Quilts of Valor at qovf.org

Yoder's Shopping Center
300 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565
Organized by String-A-Long Stars & Stripes Quilts of Valor Group: 219-242-8678

LaGrange County Barn Quilt Trail Free Activity!

LaGrange County Barn Quilt TrailJune 20 - 24

Quilt-pattern murals adorn historic barns, family homesteads, and public spaces throughout LaGrange county. The Barn Quilt Trail celebrates the history of agriculture & quilting. Self-guided tour is available year-round.

Shipshewana LaGrange County Visitors Center
350 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail Free Activity!

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage TrailJune 20 - 24

The scenic Heritage Trail loop explores welcoming communities, area attractions, supersized quilt-themed gardens, and Amish life. Free Audio tour CD at area hotels or download online. Maps at all Quilt Garden locations and at QuiltGardens.com

Shipshewana LaGrange County Visitors Center
350 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


Scenic Buggy Rides: $6/$12/$25

Scenic Buggy Rides June 20 - 24

Sit back and enjoy the peaceful sights as they drive you through a simpler lifestyle. Offering buggy rides through the country side and farm tours. Reservations are preferred to ensure availability. See them on Facebook at Millers Buggy Line.

Millers Buggy Line
300 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


Dining & Quilting Bee: $18/$28/$30

Dining & Quilting Bee at the Carriage HouseJune 19 - 24

Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20
6:00pm – 8:00pm             Quilting Bee & Dinner                   $30

Wednesday, June 21 thru Saturday, June 24
8:30am – 10:30am            Quilting Bee & Cinnamon Roll     $18
11:00am – 1:00pm           Quilting Bee & Lunch                  $28
6:00pm – 8:00pm             Quilting Bee & Dinner                 $30

*Minimum number of participants required-more details available upon request*

The Carriage House
5280 S 500 W
Topeka, Indiana 46571
260.768.8199 Ext. 2128


43rd Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale

June 20-24: 9 am - 4 pm

Topeka Quilt Show

Averaging 80 exhibitors and over 1,300 quilted items and pieced quilt tops waiting for a quilter's touch. Most items are for sale. Enjoy a homemade cinnamon roll, hot tea and coffee from the kitchen. Lunch is also available.

Eden Worship Center
4095 S 900 W
Topeka, IN 46571


Celebrity Demos & Book Signing Free Activity!

Celebrity Demos & Book Signing at Yoder Department StoreJune 23

Friday June 23 is DEMO DAY headlining Penny Haren and an exceptional line up of other personalities!
Don't miss it! See website or store for complete schedule!

Yoder Department Store
300 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


DIY Barn Quilt Lecture/Demo: $15

DIY Barn Quilt Lecture/DemoJune 22: 10 am and 1 pm, June 23: 10 am and 1 pm

You'll be guided through the steps to complete your own Barn Quilt. Leave with a 1' x 1' kit and instructions to create your own. Reservations recommended, limited to 30 people per session. Call 800-254-8090 to reserve a spot!

LaGrange County Visitors Center
350 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


The Confession: The Hit Musical: $37/$54

The Home Game, A MusicalJune 23 & 24: 1 pm

Prices: Tickets Only - $37 ~ Dinner and Theater - $53

The Confession is a captivating story of a young Amish woman who is caught in the middle of secrets and
scandal, love lost and love found, and personal heartache and healing.

Blue Gate Theater
195 N Van Buren St
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565


Mark Trammell Quartet: $24/$40

Jeff and Sheri Easter at the Blue Gate TheaterJune 23: 7 pm

For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music.   Something he says, "evolved from a dream to a life's call; from just singing to ministry."  Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time.

Blue Gate Theater
195 N Van Buren St
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565