Mayfest is one of the most anticipated events of the year as the official kick-off to spring. The two-day celebration includes excellent free entertainment and fun-filled activities for the family. The Mayfest parade has become one of the most popular events during the festival weekend. Grand Marshals lead the parade that will include units from the Mizpah Shrine Center, as well as the Whippin’ Warriors and groups from local and area organizations, businesses, churches, school marching bands, floats, carriages, antique cars, tractors, walkers, and much more.
Saturday morning kicks off with a benefit pancake and sausage breakfast, a 3-on-3 basketball tourney, a 5K road run, and softball tournament. At 10am is the Grand Parade.
After the parade there will be activities such as 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.