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Mitchell Persimmon Festival

September 22nd - September 29th

The fall festival celebrating Lawrence County’s locally-grown fruit has been held in Mitchell for 72 years!

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 event kicks off with a candlelight tour on Saturday, September 22 at Spring Mill State Park’s Pioneer Village and concludes with a showcase parade Saturday, September 29 at 2pm.  The week-long festival also includes midway rides, live entertainment, food booths and a queen contest.  Over 330,000 visitors attend the festival each year.

Festival Highlights

Saturday, September 22

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

Sunday, September 23

  • Queen Contest
  • Cornhole Tournament

Monday, September 24 – Saturday, September 29

  • Persimmon Pudding
  • Saturday Parade
  • 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

Details

Start:
September 22nd
End:
September 29th
Event Category:
Website:
http://persimmonfestival.org/

Other

Address
Main Street
Zip
47446
City
Mitchell
Website
http://persimmonfestival.org/

Venue

IN United States
Limestone
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