• Mayfest - May 5th & 6th
  • Kids Games:  May 6th 1pm-3pm- Wolfe Building
  • Mayfest Grand Parade:  May 6th 10:00 a.m.
  • Shipshewana Road Run 2017- May 6th for more info go to

2017 Shipshewana MayFest

Theme: Wake Up and Smell the Flowers

Date: May 5 & 6, 2017

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

Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 5th 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.

The Complete schedule is:

2017 Mayfest Schedule

28 Years of MayFest - May 5th & 6th, 2017

Friday, May 5th

8:30am – 9:15 am –  Mousetrap Puppets -  Main Tent

9:45am – 10:30 am –Mousetrap Puppets - 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 – Menno Miller Family

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Wickey Family

Saturday, May 6th

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

7:00 am-10:00am  Parkview Health Screening at Wolfe Building

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

8:00 am - 3-on 3 Basketball

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

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

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

11:00 am – (After Parade) Corn Hole Tournament-Wolfe Building parking lot

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

                  Corner of Main St. & Morton St.

11:45- 12:30pm – John Dudley-Comedy Magician, Main Tent

12pm – 5pm– Facepainting – Main Tent

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

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

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Kids’ Games, Wolfe Building

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

1:00 pm-  Shed Building Exhibition – East side of Main Tent

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

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

2:00pm- Open Division 3 on 3 Basketball

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

2:00 pm – Pony Pull, Shipshe Auction Livestock Parking Lot

3:00pm- Century Division 3 on 3 Basketball

3:15pm- 4:00 pm John Dudley-Comedy Magician, Main Tent

3:30pm- Auctioning of Sheds- (benefit LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity Women Build)

4:00 pm – Man Pull- Morton Street

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

5:30- 6:30pm – By Grace, Amos Raber Family

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Daniel & Emma Glick Family


Food and activities all day long!

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

*All events will pause for the Parade