It's almost time for this year's Artie Fest!
Here's everything you need to know about this annual family-friendly summer celebration in Martinsville. There's so much to do, you'll have trouble keeping up! 

This year's food court features adult beverages from Quaff on Brewing Company and Mallow Run Winery, along with tasty treats from Gather Around BBQ, Shucker Shak, Howlett Amuseuments, Graber's Homemade Ice Cream, Davis Concessions, Kona Ice, SON's Kettle Korn in addition to Martinsville's favorite downtown eateries and the Martinsville Candy Kitchen, of course! Also, on Saturday morning only, enjoy the sticky goodness of the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, from 7:30 to 11:30 am. 

All new this year, Bounce Town and Rock Wall fun will take place on Main Street. Run the obstacle course or try your hand at Wipeout! Let the kids bounce in the bounce house 'til their heart's content. Play some mini-golf or climb the rock wall

Cinema on the Square will once again feature a popular family-friendly movie on the downtown square - right in the middle of Washington Street! That's right, for those of you who haven't been before, they completely shut down Washington Street and set up a giant screen at one end. This year's movie is the live action version of The Jungle Book! 

The complete schedule for Artie Fest 2017 can be found below:
 

Jake Dodds
Friday, July 7   -   Downtown on the Square 
6 pm    Opening Ceremony
(winners of photography and essay contests announced) 
6 pm    Chalk Art Contest  
    Bounce Town & Rock Wall tickets on sale
7 pm   Taps on the Square 
7:30 pm    Open Air Concert featuring Jake Dodds 
9 pm    Bounce Town & Rock Wall ticket sales close.
 Car Show
Saturday, July 8  -   Downtown on the Square 
7 am   5K Run/Walk Registration begins 
7:30 am     Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast begins
8 am    5K Run/Walk begins 
9 am    Craft Fair begins 
9 am to 1 pm   Morgan County Farmers Market  
10 am    Classic Car & Truck Show begins 
11 am   Bounce Town & Rock Wall ticket sales open  
Noon - 3 pm   Children's Activities (face painting, games and crafts)
Noon   Life Sized Children's Games
12:30 pm    Live Music - Jordan Bennett 
3:30 pm    Live Music - T-Riffs
4 pm   Cornhole Tournament Registration begins
4:30 pm    Baby Contest Check-in  
5 pm   Live Music: Ya Never Know Band
5 pm    Cornhole Tournament begins 
5 pm    Artie Fit Registration begins 
5 pm    Baby Contest begins 
6 pm    Artie Fit begins 
7 pm    Live music - Martinsville Community Band 
8 pm   Children's Custom Creations (make your own costume) 
9 pm    Jungle Book Character Parade 
9 pm    Bounce Town & Rock Wall ticket sales close 
9:30 pm    Cinema on the Square: Jungle Book 
 Cinema Square
 
Additional information on this year's Artie Fest event can be found on their website at artiefest.org.

 

 

Updated: June 15, 2017