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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.
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
- 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