Travel & Accommodations
Directions to the Michiana Event Center (MEC)
Getting to the Midwest Tool Expo & Auction in Shipshewana, Indiana is easy.
Michiana Event Center (The MEC)
455 E. Farver St
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Shipshewana is less than 200 miles from Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids and Toledo. The Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) passes through the northern fringes of the county (Lagrange) and serves Howe and LaGrange with exits 107 and 121. US 20 connects Shipshewana and LaGrange to Elkhart and Angola. Indiana State Highways 3, 5, 9 and 120 also pass through the county.
Parking at the Show
Ample free parking is available at the Michiana Event Center (MEC). Overflow parking will also be available across the street with a free shuttle available. Parking attendants will direct you to the nearest spots.
Need a place to stay? Here are some local options. Mention “Midwest Tool Expo” when booking to find out if they have special rates.
The Van Buren Hotel
1175 North Van Buren, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Ph: (260) 768-7780 · vanburenhotel.com
Blue Gate Garden Inn
800 South Van Buren, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Ph: (800) 545-4725 · bluegategardeninn.com
Super 8 by Wyndham
740 South Van Buren, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Ph: (260) 768-4004 · wyndhamhotels.com
Der Ruhe Blatz
1195 South Van Buren, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Ph: (260) 768-7750 · therestplace.com