Spring Mill State Park

Learn about George Donaldson and his relation to Spring Mill State Park and Ireland. Anthony, a volunteer, will be throwing out some other St. Patrick’s Day fun facts while you venture on the 30 minute rugged hike. Wear comfortable shoes!

Meet at the front patio of the Spring Mill Inn.

Spring Mill State Park

MITCHELL PERSIMMON FESTIVAL

AWARDED #1 FOOD FESTIVAL IN INDIANA BY NATIONAL GEOPRAPHIC!

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

 

CHECK OUT PERSIMMONFESTIVAL.ORG FOR MORE INFO

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

Spring Mill State Park

Enjoy appetizers, a variety of meals in the buffet, wine or beer, take-home sweets and a delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day.

Overnight Package: $150 includes overnight stay, Amore Valentine Dinner, and breakfast for 2.

Dinner only is $50 per couple.

 

Spring Mill State Park

Come to Spring Mill State Park to celebrate National Wildlife Week! Join naturalist Sheree at the Lakeview Activity Center to learn all about Indiana’s wildlife. While you are there, you get to feel animal pelts and even make your own animal craft!

Spring Mill State Park

Listen to the beautiful sounds of the dulcimer, violin and guitar while you relax by the warm fireplace at Spring Mill Inn. This sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold winter day.

Spring Mill State Park

Spring Mill State Park

Join the Spring Mill Naturalist on this fairly rugged 2.5 mile hike. Along the way, she will teach you about the old trees in the forest. Some of the trees are older than you could ever imagine! Start studying your trees, because she may quiz you along the way!

Spring Mill State Park

Enjoy a night of soothing Jazz Music from Craig Brenner at the Spring Mill Inn.

Brenner will be bringing percussion instruments and invite people to play along with him. During his performance he will present the history of the park and tell us about Hoosier composers and musicians.

Spring Mill State Park

WHO likes owls!? WHO? WHO? If you like owls as much as we do, visit the Lakeview Activity Center at Spring Mill to learn about Indiana’s Owl. During the program you will dissect owl pellets to learn about their diet. It may be yucky, but we promise that it will be interesting!