North Judson Hosts 41st Annual Mint Festival

Head to North Judson this weekend for a car show, carnival rides, a pedal tractor pull, waterball fights, live music and more. They’re all part of the 41st annual Mint Festival, which celebrates the town’s top crop. Food and vendor booths are set up on Lane Street and at Norwayne Field, and carnival rides are in the Catholic Church parking lot across from the public library on Keller Avenue.

Registration for the Cooking with Mint contest begins at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with judging at 11 a.m.

That’s also when the Starke County Humane Society’s Pet Parade will take place at the town park in the shelter across from the baseball field. Registration begins at 10, and all pets are welcome.

Don’t miss the frog jumping contest at 3 p.m. on Keller Avenue. If motorcycles are more your speed, the Mint Fest Ride leaves Kersting’s Cycle Center at 4 p.m. EDT today.

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum will also offer train rides today and tomorrow.

Members of North Judson American Legion Post 92 will conduct their annual flag burning ceremony tomorrow at 1 p.m. Anyone with an American flag that needs to be properly retired can drop it off.

Registration for the Mint Festival parade begins tomorrow morning at 11. It will step off from the high school parking lot at 3 p.m., come down Talmer Avenue to Main Street and wrap up on Keller Avenue.