What’s a Persimmon?
Persimmons are orange, plum-sized fruit with a unique flavor. Some describe it as being similar to pumpkin and a little puckery. This unique little fruit grows abundantly in the city of Mitchell.
It’s a Persimmon Thing
One of the most popular features of the Persimmon festival is the annual persimmon pudding contest. The baked dessert tastes similar to pumpkin pie filling, made from persimmon pulp. Persimmon pulp is readily available from local residents and farmers’ markets during the fall months. Make your own pudding by following along with a persimmon pudding contest winner on Youtube! Or Download the winning recipes and try them out for yourself!
Try It for Yourself!
- Millstone Dining Room at Spring Mill Inn serves persimmon pudding all year long.
- Huckleberry Bakery serves lots of persimmon treats, like their famous persimmon mounds and slushies.
- Applacres sells frozen persimmon pulp for you to take home and make your own persimmon creations.
73rd Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival
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.
Sadly, due to covid-19, the 2020 Festival has been cancelled. We hope to see you next year for the 74th Persimmon Festival.