The annual Shipshewana Mayfest celebration is a fun mixture of local festival and tourism season kick-off. The shops have Mayfest promotions and the town is filled with old-fashioned fun. This much anticipated event always takes place the first Friday and Saturday of May, which this year takes place May 4th & 5th. The food tent is filled with locally-made concessions, and the entertainment tent is a popular destination with magic shows and live music both Friday and Saturday.
A benefit Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run start the Saturday festivities.
The ever popular Mayfest parade steps off at 10am and always boasts of plenty of horses, wagons and tractors. The parade is followed by a Mayfest tradition- The Shipshewana 500 Buggy Pull Race.
A 3 on 3 basketball tournament, corn hole tournament, softball tournament, human hamster wheel race and kids games in the Wolfe Building keep families laughing, and enjoying good-humored fun.
Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and games.
For more information about Shipshewana Mayfest click here.
Written by Laurie Sherck