A flea market or swap meet is a type of bazaar that rents space to people who want to sell or barter merchandise ranging from low quality items to bargain priced items of the highest quality or used goods. – Wikipedia

A fun part of Mary being retired and me having a flexible schedule is that we can just take off and have an adventure. Today’s weather forecast was mid 70’s and sunny. It was also 1 of the 2 weekly flea market days at Shipshewana.

This flea market is the largest one in the Midwest and attracts thousands of people each week and is only open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the summer.  It covers a few acres of property.

We enjoyed the flea market then added to the adventure and drove part of the Quilt Gardens Tour through the county of Elkhart. At various places were flower gardens planted  in quilt block patterns and also some murals painted on buildings.

The only thing we had to do was drive the Heritage Trail and find all the “quilt” displays. This ended up being one of the more unique things we’ve done.

Click HERE for the full photo album of the Quilt Gardens Tour.