Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mayfest...you should be there

If you're in Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio you should make your way to Shipshewana, May 2 or 3 and enjoy the excitement of a Fest that isn't named after food.

The 2nd is not quite as exciting. There are story tellers and a jazz band and a pizza eating contest. I'll probably pop over to take some photos of school children field tripping there, but that'll be about it.

Saturday kicks off with a pancake breakfast, but I recomend giving that the slip and heading over to The Garden Gate or Only By Grace for breakfast. Only By Grace has coffee and some awesome Amish-made cinnimon rolls. Everything at the Garden Gate is delicious, but I recommend the Mango-Breakfast/Dessert-Pannini.

For those who like their mornings early the 4 Mile Road Race, 1 Mile Walk, & 1 Mile Fun-Run start at 8:00. There's also three-on-three basketball, but it's too late to sign up for that.

Shopping starts at nine, the parade starts at ten. Other random activities are sprinkled throughout the day: face painting, tractor pulls, kids games, clogging, pie-eating, a bake off and other things that aren't as interesting.
I'll be wandering around taking photos of everthing...and shopping. There's a list of activities and store specials at http://www.shipshewana.com/, but mostly it's just fun to wander around.


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