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BAAC will host the 6th Annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The festival will feature live music, artist booths, art demonstrations, and a sidewalk chalk competition. Artoberfest is FREE for the community to enjoy!

As part of the festivities, we will feature booths along Main Street for artists and makers to showcase and sell their work, and we want YOU to be part of this! Visit the link below for details and online registration.


Artoberfest Coloring Contest

Color this page to your heart’s content!
Return it by mail or in person at the Batesville Area Arts Council gallery before Oct.


1. Kindergarten - 3rd grade
2. 4th grade- 7th grade
3. 8th grade- 12th grade

will be posted on the BAAC Facebook Page for the public to choose the winners. Vote for your favorite coloring page between Oct. 17 - 21. Tell your family and friends to follow us and like your picture! The picture with the most likes will win a Halloween Swag Bag full of candy & other goodies!


Calling all monsters, goblins, and ghouls to take part in Main Street Batesville’s 2nd Halloween Parade in conjunction with Artoberfest 2022! The parade route will start at 12th and Main Street (Cash Saver/Town Plaza.) Check-in and Line-up for the parade is 4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Each entrant will receive a number and parade line-up map prior to the 22nd. . The parade will step off at 6:00 SHARP!

• All parade participants wishing to participate must register no later than Monday, October 17, 2022.

• A $25.00 registration fee is required for each entry ( up to two entries allowed!)

• Once payment is made you will receive confirmation of participation and further details.

• Candy will be allowed by participants to throw to spectators.

There will be prizes for BEST Pet Costume, BEST Group Costumes (this can be businesses, school organizations, families, and churches), and BEST Themed Floats (ATV/UTVs are allowed).