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Shipshewana Ice Festival and Chili Cook-off

December 27 - December 28, 2019

This is the 13th year for the Shipshewana Ice Festival! Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or are the carver’s choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in all over Shipshewana to see them at work… or play!

December 27th, 10 a.m.

Come watch as the ice carvers compete in the Wolfe Building parking lot at 345 Morton St. The Ice Carvers love this special event!! They create their own design or sculpture out of special larger pieces of ice. Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded upon completion. Bring your cameras and video these master carvers at work!

December 28th, 11 a.m.-until we run out

The 10th annual Chili Cook-Off in the Wolfe Building, 345 Morton St. Open to anyone, no charge to compete! Trophies, cash awards, gifts and bragging rights for the cooks! (call 260-768-7589 to register) Admission: $5.00 or the 2019 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin will get you FREE entrance into the Chili Cook-off. The pin will be available at many stores in Shipshewana. You can purchase the pin at the chili cook-off the day of the event. The Ice Festival Pin is worth approximately $200 in value during the month of January. Many stores will be participating in the specials for January. And if Old Man Winter should make an appearance, there will be snowman building!


Event Location:

Downtown Shipshewana




Fairs and Festivals, Food/Beverage, Seasonal


Amish Country, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana/LaGrange County