Open since 1962, the theatre is one of the longest, continually-running, live theatres in the states of Mississippi. It seats 136 and puts on five productions annually. Productions include comedies, dramas, musicals, and children’s shows.
Sardis AprilFest and Open Car Show
Located on Main Street, the festival includes food vendors, door prizes, awards, arts and crafts, and an open car show with many makes and models of vehicles. The Car Show is organized by local Mississippi Delta Street Rodders Ronnie and Angie Hinton (662-934-6189 or 662-934-4143). A 5K Walk/Run benefiting the Heflin House Museum of Sardis is held on the same weekend. Visit the Sardis Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information
Held on the weekend after Mother’s Day, this annual music festival is free to the public. Two-days of carnival rides and games, music, and food are held in the Square. A portion of the carnival proceeds are donated to the Batesville Main Street Program. A 5K is held the Saturday morning of SpringFest. Registration is available at www.racesonline.com. New to the 2016 event is the Mississippi Cornhole Classic hosted by Young Professionals of Panola. This cornhole tournament is sure to be a fun addition to this year’s event! Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/
St. Jude Bass Classic
Held at Sardis Lake on Memorial Day weekend, this fishing tournament benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.stjudefishing.com
JUNE – OCTOBER
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 October. 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. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events.
Showoff on the Square Open Car Show
An open car show is held in downtown Batesville the first Saturday in October from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Mississippi Delta Street Rods handle the vehicle registration. Our organization assists by soliciting food vendors and selling event t-shirts that day. The City of Batesville and corporate sponsors provide the funds to purchase trophies and to advertise the event. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events.
Scare on the Square
Held on the last Saturday in October on the square in Batesville, this event includes a costume walk, a custom contest with prizes and a trick or trunk provided by local businesses, churches, and civic groups. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/.
Holiday Open House
Held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Open House features live entertainment, carriage rides, photos with Santa, a Christmas Bazaar, and more. All activities are free to the public except the carriage rides, which help raise funds for Batesville Main Street Projects. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
The Polar Express™ comes to the Grenada Railway for the first time, recreated to match all the sights and sounds of the beloved story. Picture the excitement of children dressed in pajamas with golden tickets clutched in their hands as they board the train and prepare to embark on their journey to the North Pole. Trains will run from the Batesville Depot at various times and dates beginning November 18th and running through December 23rd. Learn more at: https://www.grenadapolarexpressride.com/.
Area Christmas Parades
Throughout the County
Local businesses, churches, organizations and groups enter floats in the Christmas parade or march along the streets.
Heflin House Museum Christmas Tour of Homes
For more information about the Heflin House Tour, you can call 662.487.1529 or 662.487.3451.