• John Dudley- Comedy Magician: May 6th at 8:30am and 9:45am
  • Aaron Graber Family :May 6th at 5:30pm-Main Tent
  • Aaron Stutzman: May 6th at 7:00pm- Main Tent
  • Shipshewana Road Run 2016- May 7th for more info go to
  • Mayfest Grand Parade:  May 7th 10:00 a.m.
  • Kids Games:  May 7th 1pm-3pm- Wolfe Building Parking Lot
  • Allen Fisher Band:  May 7th at 5:30pm- Main Tent
  • John Schmid:  May 7th at 7:00pm- Main Tent

2016 Shipshewana MayFest

Theme: Happy Birthday Indiana!

Date: May 6th & 7th, 2016

Are you ready for spring? It's right around the corner, and so is our MayFest celebration! This year we will be celebrating Indiana's 200th Birthday!

Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 6th 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:

2016 Mayfest Schedule

27 Years of MayFest - May 6th and 7th, 2016

Friday, May 6th

8:30am-9:15am: John Dudley-Comedy Magician- Main Tent
9:45am -10:30am: John Dudley - Comedy Magician - Main Tent
12:15pm-2:00pm: Westview Band & Choir- Main Tent
5:30pm-8:00pm Music Entertainment at the Main Tent:
-- 5:30pm to 6:30pm: Aaron Graber Family
-- 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Aaron Stutzman

Saturday, May 7th

7:30am to 10:00am: Parkview Health Screening at Wolfe Building
8:00am-10:00am: Benefit pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by Marion Church at the Main Tent.
8:00am: 3-on-3 Basketball
8:15am: Kids Fun Run. Start at the Main Tent.
8:30am: Run Shipshewana 2016 - 5 K Run. Start at Main Tent.
9:00am: Antique & Garden Show at Shipshewana Trading Place Pavilion
10:00am to 11:30am: The Grand Mayfest Parade *
11:30am: (After the parade) Shipshewana 500 Buggy Races at the corner of Morton & Main Streets
11:30am(After the parade) Corn Hole Tournament
11:30am: (After the parade) Collectible Cars Cruise-In at Shipshewana Trading Place Pavilion
11:30am to 6:00pm: Facepainting
11:45am to 12:30pm: Mousetrap Puppets, Main Tent
12:30pm: Parkview Samaritan Fly-In (subject to weather)
12:45pm to 1:00pm: Art Awards, Main Tent
1:00pm: Shipshewana Police Dept. K9 Demo, Town Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm: Kids' Games, Wolfe Building Parking Lot
1:15pm to-2:00pm: Heartland Country Cloggers, Main Tent
2:15pm to 3:00pm: Hoosier Tae Kwan Do, Main Tent
2:00pm: Garden Tractor Pull, Main Street near SR 5
2:00pm: Pony Pull at Shipshe Auction Livestock Parking Lot
3:15pm to 4:00pm: Mousetrap Puppets, Main Tent
4:00pm: Man-Pull located next to Town Park Ball Diamonds
5:30pm to 8:00pm: Music Entertainment at the Main Tent:
-- 5:30pm to 6:30pm: Allen Fisher Band
-- 7:00pm to 8:00pm: John Schmid

*All events will pause for the Parade.

Food and activities all day long!

Sure hope you can join us!

Be sure to visit the Mayfest Food Vendors:

-Kids Zone
-Kukui's Hawaiian Shaved Ice
-Mishler Packing Co.
-Nelson's Chicken
-Otto's Elephant Ears
-Pizza Diva
-Popcorn Palace
-Shipshewana Lake Association
-Taco Garden
On Morton Street: Pumpkinvine Cafe Outside (In alley next to Pumpkinvine Cafe)

Thank You to the 2016 Mayfest Sponsors
Entertainment Tent Sponsor: The Davis Mercantile
Facepainter Tent Sponsor: Highland Ridge RV, Inc.
Food Court Sponsor: Woodland Park, Inc.
Food Tent Sponsor: Nature Lane Greenhouse
Kids & Family Entertainment Sponsor: Parkview LaGrange Hospital
Signs Sponsor: Legendary Designs
5 & 20 Restaurant; Buggy Lane Tours; Chupp Auctions & Real Estate
Douglas G. Whitehead, DDS; E & S Sales; Eash Insulation
Farmers State Bank; Finishworks, LLC; Forks County Line Store
Ideal Coatings, Inc.; Interra Credit Union; LaGwana Printing
Lake City Bank; Miller Milling; R.H. Yoder Woodworking, LLC
Raber Patio Enclosures & Furniture; Riegsecker Marketplace, Inc.; Shipshe Service Center
Shipshewana Police Department; Simple Sounds; Streamside Wood Shop, LLC
T & L Country Canoes, LLC; The Canvas Shop; Town of Shipshewana
W. Weaver & Associate; Wana RV Center; Wells Fargo Bank
Yoder Insurance; Yoder's Meat & Cheese Company; Yoder's Popcorn; Yoder's Shipshewana Hardware