Candlelight Tour

Candlelight Tour



For those of you that don’t know what a Persimmon is… well, it’s hard to explain. It’s a small, orange fruit. Describing what it tastes like is almost impossible, but the community of Lawrence County has mastered the art of making this strange little fruit taste amazing in so many ways.  You will just have to come to the festival to find out for yourself. Try some of the local favorites, such as, persimmon pudding and persimmon ice cream!


Saturday, September 21

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

Sunday, September 22

  • Queen Contest
  • Cornhole Tournament

Monday, September 23 – Saturday, September 28

  • 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



We are excited to invite you to the Mitchell Persimmon Festival! This year’s theme is Mitchell, Around the World. Mitchell, Around The World, hopes to honor and spotlight Mitchell community members who have brought a little taste of “Mitchell’s Hoosier Hospitality” all across the globe, as well as those who have traveled from all corners of the planet to make Mitchell their hometown! The Persimmon Festival will feature food vendors, carnival rides, games and free live entertainment nightly featuring festival favorites The Endless Summer Band on Friday September 27th and the nation’s number one tribute to KISS, Mr. Speed on Thursday September 26th. The festival’s Grand Parade will be held Saturday September 28th at 2:00 pm. 

Andy Mullen, General Chairman

Candlelight Tour

Join us at the 2nd Annual Persimmon Market! You will get to see a wide variety of vendors with boutique clothes, jewelry and more! Happening at the beginning of Mitchell’s Annual Persimmon Festival, there will be several activities going on during the day.

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Candlelight Tour


Due to covid-19, the 2020 Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour will not be at Spring Mill State Park. Tri Kappa, the hosts of the Candlelight Tour, will hold a fundraiser in its place.

Tri-Kappa will be selling:

-hot dogs
-coney dogs
-caramel apples
-dill pickles

Also: Tri-Kappa will offer pre-ordered whole Persimmon Puddings for $25.00. Pick up on Saturday September 19th at Tri Kappa House. Contact 812-583-1204 or your favorite Tri-Kappa member to pre-order.

This fundraiser has been approved by Lawrence County Health Department.

Candlelight Tour

Join us for the kickoff to the Mitchell Persimmon Festival, the 53rd Annual Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Mitchell Chapter of Tri Kappa, a statewide sorority that supports many charity, educational, and cultural projects.

Stroll through the Pioneer Village and have a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1800s. Listen to beautiful, live music as you enjoy a walk by candlelight and observe multiple reenactments of pioneer life. Volunteers and park workers will be dressed in traditional clothing, creating crafts and providing demonstrations of earlier life.

The event is free after you pay Park Admission.

$7 for Indiana Residents, $9 for Out-of-State Residents.


CLICK HERE to see other fun events that are happening at Spring Mill State Park this weekend!

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