Miss SpringFest Pageant
The Miss SpringFest Pageant is held in the spring each year. Girls ages 6 months to 18 years are eligible to participate. The entry fee is $50.00 and includes a SpringFest shirt. Pageant winners are presented on stage SpringFest weekend.
SpringFest is Batesville’s annual music festival that is held the weekend after Mother’s Day in May of each year. The festival is on Friday from to 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. There is no admission charge. The festival is funded by the City of Batesville and corporate sponsorships. The two day festival includes a carnival, music, arts and crafts, and food. The City of Batesville Police Department patrols the area during the festival. The music is paid national, regional, and local acts. Food Vendors are invited to sell concessions to the general public for a flat fee. Corporate sponsors are invited to set up booths to promote their business. PBJ Happee Day Shows brings the carnival each year and operates it entirely. Junior Auxiliary of Batesville members provide complimentary activities at the Kids Area at Memorial Park. A favorite race of many area runners, the Panola County Humane Society hosts the Racing for Paws 5K on Saturday morning. The Young Professionals of Panola host a the Mississippi Cornhole Classic tournament the Saturday of the festival.
Applications for art vendors, performers and food vendors will be posted in January 2019.
Square Market is a community market offering local produce, fresh baked goods and various canned items. The market is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m from the first Wednesday in June through the last Wednesday in September. A section of the market is dedicated to arts and crafts. Interested in volunteering or participating in the Farmer’s Market? Contact the Batesville Main Office at 563.3126 or come by the registration pavilion on Wednesday afternoons.