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 Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co., along with tasty treats from Shucker Shak, Shahe Lyn's, Howlett Amuseuments, Graber's Homemade Ice Cream, Davis Concessions, Kona Ice, and 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 is a mechanical bull as part of Artie Fest Bounce Town! See if you can last 8 seconds! Run the obstacle course or try your hand at Wipeout! Let the kids bounce in the bounce house 'til their heart's content, and don't forget to climb the rock wall

Also new this year is a fun-filled, delightfully sweet contest. The Artie Fest Donut Eating Contest will take place on Friday at 6 pm. How many donuts can you eat in one minute? 

Be sure to visit Sponsors' Row while you're at the festival. Pick up a card from the welcome center and get it stamped at the various sponsor booths. Turn your completed card in for a chance to win an overnight stay or a Sirrus radio! 

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 Lion King! 

The complete schedule for Artie Fest 2018 can be found below:

Jake Dodds
Friday, July 13  -   Downtown on the Square 
5:30 pm   Registration for Donut Eating Contest
6:00 pm   Donut Eating Contest Begins
6:00 pm    Chalk Art Contest Begins  
6:00 pm   Bounce Town, Rock Wall & Mechanical Bull tickets on sale
6:30 pm   Martinsville Community Choir
7:00 pm   Taps on the Square 
7:30 pm    Open Air Concert featuring Jake Dodds 
9 pm    Bounce Town, Rock Wall & Mechanical Bull ticket sales close
 Car Show
Saturday, July 14  -   Downtown on the Square 
7:00 am   5K Run/Walk Registration begins 
7:30 am    Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast begins
8:00 am    5K Run/Walk begins 
9:00 am    Craft Fair begins 
10:00 am    Classic Car & Truck Show begins 
10:00 am   Bounce Town, Rock Wall & Mechanical Bull tickets on sale
10:00 am   Life Sized Children's Games
11:00 am   Face Painting begins
3:30 pm    Live Music - Vivid 70's
4:00 pm   Cornhole Tournament Registration begins
5:00 pm    Cornhole Tournament begins 
5:30 pm   Baby Contest check-in
5:30 pm    Live Music: MLE Band 
6:00 pm    Baby Contest begins 
6:00 pm    Artie Fit - Ind. National Guard Obstacle Course
6:00 pm   Artie Fit Push-up Contest Registration
6:30 pm   Artie Fit Push-up Contest begins
8:00 pm   Martinsville Community Band 
8:00 pm   Children's Custom Creations - Make your own costume!
9:00 pm    The Lion King Character Parade 
9:00 pm    Bounce Town, Rock Wall & Mechanical Bull ticket sales close 
9:30 pm    Cinema on the Square: The Lion King
 Cinema Square
Additional information on this year's Artie Fest event can be found on their website at



Updated: July 7, 2018