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.
Showoff on the Square Open Car Show
An open car show is held in downtown Batesville year. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Mississippi Delta Street Rods handle the vehicle registration. The City of Batesville and corporate sponsors provide the funds to purchase trophies and to advertise the event.
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. The Mississippi Cornhole Classic hosted by Young Professionals of Panola is played on Saturday. 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 ST. JUDE BASS CLASSIC.
JUNE – OCTOBER
Square Market is a community market offering local produce, fresh baked goods, arts/crafts 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 September. Interested in volunteering or participating in the Farmer’s Market? Contact the Mamie Avery at Batesville Main Office at 662.563.3126, or come by the registration pavilion on Wednesday afternoons. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events.
Sardis 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. Visit the Sardis Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information.
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. Contact Mamie Avery at the Panola Partnership 662.563.3126, and learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/.
Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 17th, the city of Batesville will be buzzing with Christmas spirit! Mosey down to the Batesville square to Santa’s Work Shop at the Municipal Building to make ornaments and write a letter to Santa; enjoy a magical carriage ride through the streets of downtown Batesville; snap a photo with Santa at Buffy’s On The Square; enjoy a delightful meal at The Burger Shop or Bread and Butter, and of course SHOP SHOP SHOP at the stores! Be sure to venture OFF the square into the city for other wonderful gift shops, such as The Co-Op, Talk of the Town, The Candle Shoppe, and many more! Don’t forget that the Train to Christmas Town will be running, so be sure to top off your Holiday Open House experience with a magical train ride departing from beautiful downtown! Click HERE to reserve your ride!) All activities are free to the public (except for a fee for carriage rides), which help raise funds for Batesville Main Street Projects. Learn more at: http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/.
The Train to Christmas Town
Based on the beloved children’s book, the Train to Christmas Town, our holiday train ride that departs from beautiful downtown Batesville, recreates the storybook tale on the train ride that is sure to become a family favorite tradition! Trains will run from the Batesville Depot at various times and dates beginning November 16th and running through December 24th. Learn more and reserve your ride today by clicking HERE.
Area Christmas Parades Throughout the County
Every Christmas season, local businesses, churches, organizations and groups enter floats into the Panola County town’s Christmas parades! Here is the 2019 schedule:
Heflin House Museum Christmas Bazaar
For more information about the Heflin House Tour, you can call 662.487.1529 or 662.487.3451.