The Amish have a large presence in northwestern Kosciusko County and especially in the quaint town of Nappanee. Buggies and bicycles are a common sight and family-owned businesses sell everything from baked goods to handcrafted furniture.
A visit to Nappanee provides the unique experience of merging the conveniences of the modern world with the quiet traditions of the Amish. As you drive down SR 19 into Kosciusko County, you can visit locally and Amish owned businesses. Many handmade crafts and locally produced products are featured in Amish Acres unique shops. In addition you will find a bakery full of old fashioned breads and cakes, a meat and cheese shop with souse, headcheese and buffalo meat, and a candy shop as sweet as it gets along with an antique marble soda fountain.
Did you know?
- Nappanee is situated on the county line between Kosciusko and Elkhart Counties.
- Nappanee holds the distinction of having the longest city name in the US containing each letter in its name twice.
- Nappanee has the ONLY amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead.
Not To Be Missed in Nappanee
- Heirloom-quality Amish furniture and personal friendly service await you at Weaver Furniture Barn of Nappanee. Tucked down a country lane among scenic Amish farms, the showroom offers home furnishings to please the most discriminating tastes. This is furniture whose excellence of style and wearability spells quality and value.
- Coppes Commons is a collection of shoppes that continues to grow with over ten retail shopped and two event centers, there’s something here for everyone! Featuring baked goods fresh from the oven, bulk foods, hand-woven rugs, custom tea blends, fabrics, books, repurposed furniture and antiques. Be sure to check out the Countryside Shoppes showcase and the on-site museum then indulge in creamy smooth, flashfrozen ice cream made before your eyes or some red velvet whoopee pies. Meet. Shop. Eat.
- You can find 70,000 square feet of climate controlled shopping mall at the Dutch Village Market. Hundreds of craft, gift, vintage & antique booths, including handcrafted items such as furniture, home décor, gifts, etc. Also discover antiques, specialty coffees, foods, reclaimed items & much more. Dutch Kitchen Restaurant on-site – diverse homemade menu. Year-round antique & seasonal produce auctions / On-site banquet hall, event center & auction house
- Nappanee Apple Festival is every September with a family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality. The festival attracts more than 80,000 people annually and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! Nappanee Apple Fest is home to Indiana’s largest 7 foot baked apple pie and comes out of the oven just in time to kick off the festival!