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There is a place within the Southern Indiana rolling hills that’s called "Limestone Country" because of the stone terrain found there. It is the home of a special outdoor playground of caves, forests, rivers, Bluespring Caverns, Spring Mill State Park and the communities of Bedford and Mitchell.


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persimmonpudding_v1.jpgEvery year in mid-September, the city of Mitchell hosts the Persimmon Festival, fun-filled days and nights that pay tribute to the unique locally-grown fruit. 

A persimmon is a plum-sized fruit that has an orange color with a unique flavor similar to pumpkin. Persimmon pudding is a baked pudding dessert with the texture of gingerbread. It is usually served in squares with a dollop of whipped cream.

The persimmon pudding contest is one of the favorite events at the annual Persimmon Festival. Many foods booths at the festival sell persimmon pudding to enjoy. In addition, persimmon pulp is available to purchase from local residents and farmers' markets during the fall months. So, you can enjoy persimmon pudding and the festivities at the persimmon Festival and purchase some persimmon pulp to make persimmon pudding at home, too!

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View special events by selecting a date in the calendar or by searching the event name below.

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Mitchell Persimmon Festival
is coming Sept 19-26!

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 The 69th Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival is a celebration of a  little-known fruit that grows in this area of Lawrence County. Highlights of the festival include a persimmon pudding and dessert cook-off, live music, carnival rides, contests, games, food vendors and a parade! Free admission charge.
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History, Restored!

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Built in 1906 and restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House welcomes audiences to enjoy live entertainment on its stage once again. Tickets are now on sale for upcoming shows you won't want to miss! 
Click here for info.

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