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Main Street Batesville to celebrate “An Old Fashioned Christmas” this weekend

This weekend, Main Street Batesville will celebrate “An Old Fashioned Christmas.” The event will feature a wide variety of activities, performances, vendors, and shopping – all on Main Street in Batesville.

Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently visited the studios of the White River Now family of radio stations to discuss this weekend’s festivities. Listen below to her conversation with Big Daddy Randy Alan.

And scroll down for a schedule of the planned events.


Main Street Batesville’s “An Old Fashioned Christmas” Schedule of Events

Friday, Dec. 13:

3 p.m. – Vendors Open in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park
6 p.m. – Christmas Ballroom Dance performance by NADT Dance Academy.
6:30 p.m. – Beard Contest hosted by Sweeney’s Men’s Grooming (check-in by 6 p.m.)
7 p.m. – Live entertainment featuring folk band, The Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band

*All events will be held inside the Citizens Bank Pocket Park and on the same block*.

Saturday, Dec. 14:

9 a.m. – Vendors Open
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Free Classic Christmas Cartoons at the Melba Theater.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Santa’s Toy Workshop hosted by Home Depot of Batesville. Kids will be able to build a craft
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Kids’ Gingerbread Decorating Workshop at Batesville Area Arts Council
10:30 a.m. – Performance from “Nutcracker” by NADT
11 a.m. – Performance by Batesville Community Theatre (BCT)
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Birdhouse Painting at Gallery 246 (*fee applies*)
12 p.m. – Storytime on the Citizens Bank Pocket Park Stage
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Old-Fashioned Games
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Santa Claus meet and greet in the Independence County Library
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – MonsterBoy live performance

*All events are held inside the Citizens Bank Pocket Park and on the same block unless otherwise noted*

If you are a musician and would like to perform on the sidewalk, email before Thursday, Dec. 12.

Sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers, Merchants and Planters Bank, FutureFuel Chemical Company, Sherwood Urgent Care, Southern Bank, Precise Heat & Air, First Community Bank, Bank of Cave City, and Edwards Electric Company.

Old Fashioned Christmas


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