Every year in mid-September, the city of Mitchell hosts the Persimmon Festival. These fun-filled days 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 Persimmon Festival. Persimmon pulp is readily available from local residents and farmers’ markets during the fall months. Download the winning recipes and try them out for yourself!

72nd Annual Persimmon Festival
September 22 & 24-29, 2018


Saturday, September 22 Highlights

  • Community Yard Sale
  • EMS Day
  • Mini, Little & Junior Queen Pageant
  • Candlelight Tour

Sunday, September 23rd Highlight

  • Queen Contest
  • Cornhole Tournament

Monday, September 24 – Saturday, September 29 Highlights

  • Persimmon Pudding
  • Parade (29th)
  • Carnival
  • Automobile and Motorcycle Show
  • Local Arts & Crafts Exhibits
  • Photo Contest and Exhibit
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Commercial Tent
  • Persimmon 5K, One Mile Fun Run and Persimmon 5K Walk
  • Lasagna, Pork, Ham & Bean and Steak Dinners on select evenings

Play & Stay in Spring Mill Stay Park

Kick back and enjoy Persimmon Festival and Spring Mill State Park all week long. Play and stay for only $72+tax in any room. Call (812) 849-4508 to make a reservation. Use rate code FEST.

Mitchell Persimmon Festival