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Perfect for Antique Hunters – Shipshewana Antique Auction

I know I may lose my male street cred by admitting this – but I love going to antique stores and auctions. There’s always a deal to find and you’ll never know what you find – which is exciting!

I’ve written at length about the wonders of Amish Country but one thing worth doing if you’re itching while waiting for the Shipshewana Flea Market to begin in May – then check out the Shipshewana Antique Market.

The next one is coming up this Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 9:00am.

What’s in store if you decide to attend? From the source:

Our Miscellaneous & Antique Auction is held every Wednesday, year round, except for Christmas and New Years (50 auctions a year). The auction starts by the sound of the bell at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Eight to ten auctioneers will take up the auction cry.

Our main market thrust is for the better quality antique and collectable type item, however as one of our old time auctioneers, Argie, used to state, “We sell anything from soup to nuts!”

An average auction will take ten auctioneers from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. The auction is held in an 80′ by 200′ enclosed facility, heated in the winter for your comfort and made to open in the summer, letting in the fresh, cool, country summer breezes. A snack bar as well as restrooms are located in the auction building for your convenience.

Every Wednesday we have people in attendance from all across the country. Many of our customers are here every Wednesday, both buyers and sellers, while every Wednesday there are people in attendance for the very first time. First time or for the last 40 years, we appreciate your business. If you are interested in selling, give us a call to reserve your auction space and click here for seller information. If you are wanting to buy – one time or a box truck full, this is the place!

It’s free to attend and you’re not obligated to buy anything. It’s sure to be a lot of fun! Once you’re done at the auction, why not hit up the Blue Gate Restaurant for a delicious and hearty Amish cooked lunch?

More Auction details here.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.