North Judson Mint Festival Begins Today


The theme of the 37th annual North Judson Mint Festival sets up a supreme scene that begins tonight!

There’s something for everyone; young or old, person or pet, the festival has something for you to do. A carnival will be in the Catholic church parking lot all weekend. Music lovers have something to look forward to because several area bands will take the stage at Norwayne Field Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various times during the festival.

The Mint Idol Contest, the presentation of Father/Grandfather of the Year and a Pet Fun Walk will start the weekend off tonight.

The fun continues tomorrow starting with the Ufkes 5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Running or walking works up quite an appetite. Luckily, you can fuel up at the pancake breakfast.

Gear up for Kersting’s Cycle Center’s annual Mint Fest Ride. Register at Kersting’s Cycle Center and Museum on State Road 39. Saturday also marks the start of the Taste of North Judson, which will run for the rest of the weekend. Test your skills at the Irish Pub’s corn-hole tournament. To finish off the night, attend the pork chop dinner at the United Methodist Church on Central Avenue.

The final day of the festival is chock full of fun! During the morning, take a break from the carnival to sample some of the goodies at the pancake breakfast and bake sale is in the basement of the Catholic church.

Registration to be a part of the Mint Festival Parade begins at 11 a.m. The official starting time of the Mint Festival Parade is 3 p.m. The route begins in the North Judson-San Pierre High School parking lot and travels down State Road 10 to Main Street. A pet parade will also take place in the North Judson Town Park. Registration for the pet parade is in shelter #3 at 12:30 p.m. The pet parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

Details about times and locations of particular events can be found on the full schedule here.