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Mayfest – Celebrating 30 Years of Hometown Traditions!

Mayfest – Celebrating 30 Years of Hometown Traditions!

Downtown Shipshewana





Kick of our Mayfest on Friday with entertainment and food at the main tent all day long. Friday evening will feature musical talent in the main tent. Saturday morning kicks off with a benefit pancake and sausage breakfast, a 3 on 3 basketball tourney,a 5K Road Run and Softball Tournament. 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, human hamster race, egg drop, 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!

2019 Mayfest Schedule


Friday, May 3rd

8:30am – 9:15 am –  John Dudley, Comedian & Magician –  Main Tent
9:45am – 10:30 am –John Dudley, 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 – The Menno Miller Family
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Stephen Schmidt & First Love


Saturday, May 4th

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
7:00 am-10:00am 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
9:30 am- Whippin Warriors (in front of Hostetler’s Pharmacy)
9:50 am- 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) 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 – Juggler Yoder – Main Tent
12 pm – Corn Hole Tournament- Wolfe Building Parking Lot
12 pm – 5pm– Facepainting – Near Wolfe Building
12:30 pm   Parkview Samaritan Fly-In (subject to weather & availability)
12:45 pm– 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
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Heartland Country Cloggers, Main Tent
1:30 pm – 3:00pm – Kids’ Games, Wolfe Building sponsored by LCYC, Inc.
2:00 pm-   Open Division 3 on 3 Basketball at The Cove
2:00 pm – Garden Tractor Pull (TBD)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Hoosier Tae Kwon Do, Main Tent (TBD)
2:30 pm-  Egg Drop/Toss Contest-  Morton Street
3:00 pm- Century Division 3 on 3 Basketball at The Cove
3:15 pm- 4:00 pm  Juggler Yoder, Main Tent
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Music Entertainment at the Main Tent
5:30- 6:30 pm – Jordan Kirkdorffer
7:00 to 8:00 pm – Aaron Stutzman


Food and activities all day long!

Food, Food, Food!!! – Corner of Main & Morton Street 

*All events will pause for the Parade. 

** Schedule subject to change


Thank you to our 2019 Mayfest Sponsors!


Location Information

Downtown Shipshewana

Contact Information

Shipshewana Retail Merchant Association
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