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2018 Shipshewana MayFest

THEME: Tearin' Up The Town

Date: May 4 & 5, 2018

Are you ready for spring? It's right around the corner, and so is our MayFest celebration!

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,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!

All activities will be held downtown Shipshewana unless noted otherwise.



2018 Mayfest Schedule

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 BuildingJohn Dudley

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

*All events will pause for the Parade. 


Thank you to our 2018 Mayfest Sponsors!


Highland Ridge RV, Inc.;  Hubbard Feed;  LaGrange County Community Foundation; Michiana Event Center (The MEC); Parkview LaGrange Hospital; W. Weaver & Associates and  Woodland Park, Inc.


Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC;  Countryroad Fabric; Douglas G. Whitehead, DDS; E-Z Freeze Refrigeration, LLC; Farmers State Bank; Finishworks; Forks County Line Store; Hoosier Banquets; Hoosier Hardwood Floors, Inc.; Marast, Inc. (5 & 20 Restaurant); R.H. Yoder Woodworking, LLC; Shipshe Automotive Service; West Point Woodworking; Yoder Insurance Agency, Inc.; Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware; and Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Company.


Buggy Lane Tours; Eash Insulation; Lakepark Industries; Miller Milling; Simple Sounds; Red Bud Gift Shop & Café’; T & L Country Canoes, LLC; The Canvas Shop and Yoder Popcorn.

In Kind Donations

E & S Sales, LaGwana, Lake City Bank, Nature Lane Greenhouse, Raber Patio & Enclosures; Riegsecker’s Marketplace; Shipshewana Police Department, Shipshewana Trading Place, The Davis Mercantile and Town of Shipshewana.