Coliseum showcases best of Shipshewana

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The traveling Shipshewana show is in Fort Wayne this weekend, bringing hundreds of people to the Memorial Coliseum to get a taste of the small town’s famous flea market. 

Shipshewana is about an hour north of Fort Wayne. Its flea market brings people in from out of town every year.

That flea market also hits the road to give people throughout the Midwest a chance to experience the more than 220 vendors who participate. This is the fifth year in a row the show has come to Fort Wayne. 

“We’re down here bringing Shipshewana on the road here to the Fort Wayne area,” said Greg Fountain, the show’s event director. “We’ve got approximately 220 booths filled with multiple types of products.” 

Those products include clothing, food, collector’s items and home decor. 

“Just the house decor. I like the seasonal house decor,” said Chelsi Garcia, a frequent Shipshewana visitor. “I’m a super decorating person around the house so just coming to shop for house decor mainly.” 

Fountain said the show is at its most crowded point early to mid-Saturday afternoon, but if you want to avoid the crowds, he said anytime Sunday is a good time to come visit. 

The show runs from ten in the morning to five in the afternoon on Sunday. 

Admission is free for children 12 and under. Adult admission is five dollars.

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