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This is truly an event that you won’t want to miss! Come with us, if you dare, through the spooky Pioneer Village. Volunteers decorate the entire village and turn it into a scary, haunted spectacle. Eerie creatures, ghosts and clowns with chainsaws are around every corner as you walk through the maze. 

ATTENTION: This is event is not recommended for children under 8 years old. Strobe lights will be present in the Village.

Check back for more information once the event is closer!

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For those of you that are not from around this area, this will be the 73rd Annual Persimmon Festival in Mitchell, Indiana. For those of you that don’t know what a Persimmon is… well, it’s hard to explain. It’s a small, orange fruit, that many individuals describe as tasting “puckery”. That may not sound appealing, but the community of Mitchell and Lawrence County have mastered the art of making this strange little fruit taste amazing in so many ways. You will have to come and taste for yourself! We promise that you will have a blast!

Don’t forget to check out the Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday, September 21.

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

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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.

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

The event is free after you pay Park Admission.

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

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It feels as though you’re taking a drive back in time as you cruise the Spring Mill Campground for the Vintage Camper Rally. You can even take a look inside the beautiful campers during the Open House. Many of the campers have been impressively restored completely by the owners.

This year, the theme is Charlie Brown. If you have a vintage camper and you want to be involved, click here.

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Gus Grissom was one of the Original Seven Mercury Astronauts and one of the first men to fly in space. If that isn’t exciting, we don’t know what is! He hails from right here in Lawrence County and it’s important that we never let his story go unrecognized. Take this day to remember our local hero and have a little fun while you’re at it.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Spring Mill Inn and Rising Star Promotion present… Terry Lee Ridley and His Million Dollar Band!

Terry Lee Ridley is from England. He brings to the stage a presence that fills the entire audience with bountiful energy. He is described as having “the vocals of a young Elvis, a thundering Boogie Woogie Left hand, a Rock and Rolling Right hand direct for the Killer himself and showmanship that can never be beat.” Playing your favorite music hits from the 50’s and 60’s, you won’t be able to stop dancing.

The concert will be held in the Lakeview Room at the Spring Mill State Park Inn. There will be a cash bar available. Call 812-849-4508 to purchase your tickets!

Click here to check out the band.

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Join us at the Spring Mill Inn for a special Easter lunch. On the menu:

ENTREES: Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Roasted Pork Loin and Chicken & Noodles

SIDES: Green Beans, Buttered Corn, Dressing, Glazed Carrots, Mac n’ Cheese, Harvard Beets and Mashed Potatoes & Country Gravy

ADULTS – $21.99    KIDS (4-10) – $10.99    3 & UNDER – FREE

There are 3 seating times: 11:30 – 1:30 – 3:00. It’s recommended that you make a reservation by calling the Inn at 812-849-4508

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Join us at the Spring Mill Inn for a special Easter lunch. On the menu:

ENTREES: Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Roasted Pork Loin and Chicken & Noodles

SIDES: Green Beans, Buttered Corn, Dressing, Glazed Carrots, Mac n’ Cheese, Harvard Beets and Mashed Potatoes & Country Gravy

ADULTS – $21.99    KIDS (4-10) – $10.99    3 & UNDER – FREE

There are 3 seating times: 11:30 – 1:30 – 3:00. It’s recommended that you make a reservation by calling the Inn at 812-849-4508

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Join us at the Spring Mill Inn for a special Easter lunch. On the menu:

ENTREES: Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Roasted Pork Loin and Chicken & Noodles

SIDES: Green Beans, Buttered Corn, Dressing, Glazed Carrots, Mac n’ Cheese, Harvard Beets and Mashed Potatoes & Country Gravy

ADULTS – $21.99    KIDS (4-10) – $10.99    3 & UNDER – FREE

There are 3 seating times: 11:30 – 1:30 – 3:00. It’s recommended that you make a reservation by calling the Inn at 812-849-4508

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Join the Naturalist at Donaldson Shelter parking lot to take a rugged hike to Donaldson Cave. Listen to stories about the Scottish explorer that the cave is named after. If you decide to enter the cave, you will want to wear clothes that you can get dirty!