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2019 Shipshewana MayFest

THEME: Mayfest: 30 Years of Hometown Traditions


Dates: May 3 & 4, 2019Grand Parade kicks off at 10a.m. on Saturday

Are you ready for spring? It's right around the corner, and so is our MayFest celebration!  We are excited to be celebrating the 30th year for Mayfest in Shipshewana.   We can't think of a better way than to reminisce about all the Mayfest Hometown Traditions of the past 30 years.  Come join us for some good ole' fashioned hometown fun! 

Shipshewana MayFest kicks off on Friday, May 3rd 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.  This year's Grand Marshals are Ryan & Jodi Riegsecker. Grand Marshals:  Ryan and Jodi Riegsecker family

3 on 3  Basketball Tournament on Saturday at The CoveAfter the parade there will be buggy races, art awards, a juggler, 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.


Kids Fun Run at Mayfest

2019 Mayfest Schedule


Friday, May 3rd

8:30am – 9:15 am –  John Dudley, Comedian & Magician -  Main TentJohn Dudley Magician & Comedian
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 – The Schmidts & 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 (To sign up call LaGwana- 260-768-7878)
8:00 am – Softball Tournament- Shipshewana Ball Diamonds (call 574-642-0141 to register)
8:15 am- Kids Fun Run, start at Wolfe Building
8:30 am – Run Shipshewana 2019-5K Run, start at Wolfe Building (more info at
9:30 am- Whippin Warriors (in front of Hostetler’s Pharmacy)Menno Miller Family
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
The Schmidts & First Love
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 changeJuggler Yoder




Highland Ridge RV, Inc.
Hubbard Feed
LaGrange County Community FoundationHamster Race at Mayfest
Parkview LaGrange Hospital
W. Weaver & Associates
Woodland Park, Inc.
Yoder's Meat & Cheese Co.



Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Countryroad Fabric
Douglas G. Whitehead, DDS
E-Z Freeze Refrigeration
Farmers State Bank
Forks County Line Store
Hoosier Banquets
Hoosier Hardwood Floors, Inc.​
Marast, Inc. (5 & 20)
R.H. Yoder Woodworking, LLCJordan Kirkdorffer
West Point Woodworking
Yoder Insurance
Yoder's Shipshewana Hardware


Buggy Lane Tours
Eash Insulation
Lakepark Industries
Miller Milling
Simple Sounds
Red Bud Gift Shop & Cafe
T & L Country Canoes, LLC
The Canvas ShopAaron Stutzman
Yoder Popcorn


E & S Sales
Lake City Bank
Nature Lane Greenhouse
Raber Patio Enclosures & Furniture
Riegsecker Marketplace, Inc.
Shipshewana Police Department
Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market
The Davis Mercantile
Town of Shipshewana


To Register for the Shipshewana Road Run visit

To Register for the 3 on 3 Basketball, call LaGwana at 260-768-7878

To Register for the Mayfest Softball Tournament call Steve Miller 574-642-0141.