Friday May 4, 2018 @
(Event ends Saturday May 5, 2018)

Downtown Shipshewana

Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 4th with entertainment and food at the main tent all day long.

Saturday morning kicks off with a benefit pancake and sausage breakfast, a 3 on 3 basketball tourney, and a 5K Road Run. Then at 10am is the Grand Parade.

After the parade there will be buggy races, puppet shows, art awards, magic shows, kids’ games, a corn hole tournament, a garden tractor pull and, of course, a full day of food and entertainment in the main tent.The evening is capped off by concerts by two bands, and it’s free! All activities will be held downtown Shipshewana unless noted otherwise.

Friday, May 4th

8:30am – 9:15 am –  Jim Barron, Comedian & Magician –  Main Tent

9:45am – 10:30 am –Jim Barron, Comedian & Magician – Main Tent

12:15pm – 2:00 pm – Westview Band & Choir, Main Tent

5:30pm – 8:00 pm – Music Entertainment at the Main Tent

5:30pm to 6:30 pm – Chris Graber Group

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – John Schmid

TBD-  Softball Tournament- Shipshewana Ball Diamonds

Saturday, May 5th

All Activities downtown Shipshewana (near Main & Morton St.) unless noted otherwise

7:00 am-10:00am – Benefit pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by Marion Christian Fellowship, at Main Tent

7:30 am-10:30am Parkview Health Screening at Wolfe Building

8:00 am – 3-on 3 Basketball at The Cove

8:00 am – Softball Tournament- Shipshewana Ball Diamonds

8:15 am- Kids Fun Run, start at Wolfe Building

8:30 am – Run Shipshewana 2017-5K Run, start at Wolfe Building

9:40 am- Whippin Warriors (in front of Hostetler’s Pharmacy)

10:00am- Whippin Warriors (on SR 5 in front of Blue Gate Restaurant)

10:00 am – 11:00am– The Grand Mayfest Parade*

11:00 am (After Parade) Kenny Stutzman Memorial Shipshewana 500 Buggy Races,

Corner of Main St. & Morton St.

11:30 am (After Parade) Balloon Man on The Davis Mercantile porch

11:45- 12:30pm – John Dudley Magic Show – Main Tent

12pm – Corn Hole Tournament- Wolfe Building Parking Lot

12pm – 5pm– Facepainting – Near Wolfe Building

12:30pm   Parkview Samaritan Fly-In (subject to weather & availability)

12:45pm– 1:00pm – Art Awards, Main Tent

1:00 pm – Shipshewana Police Dept. K9 Demo, Town Park

1:00 pm-  Human Hamster Wheel- Morton Street

1:00 pm – Pony Pull, Shipshewana Auction Livestock Parking Lot

1:15pm – 2:00 pm – Heartland Country Cloggers, Main Tent

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Kids’ Games, Wolfe Building (sponsored by Parkview LaGrange Hospital)

2:00pm-   Open Division 3 on 3 Basketball at The Cove

2:00 pm – Garden Tractor Pull, Main Street near SR 5

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Hoosier Tae Kwon Do, Main Tent

2:30 pm-  Egg Drop Contest-  Morton Street

3:00 pm- Century Division 3 on 3 Basketball at The Cove

3:15pm- 4:00 pm John Dudley Magic Show, Main Tent

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Music Entertainment at the Main Tent

5:30- 6:30pm – Liberated

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Aaron Stutzman

Food and activities all day long!

Food – Corner of Main & Morton Street

*All events will pause for the Parade. 


Admission fee: FREE

Location Information

Downtown Shipshewana
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Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association
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