Saturday, September 24th


6-10 am Pancake Breakfast.

Masonic Lodge, 9th and Brook Streets. Sponsored by the Masonic Lodge.

7:30 am Persimmon 5K, One Mile Fun Run, Persimmon 5K Walk.

Mitchell High School lobby for registration.  For more info go here.

9:00 am Tri-County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association.

Behind Hoosier Uplands, between 5th and Sixth streets in downtown Mitchell.

9:00 am Antique and Classic Car Show.

Behind Hoosier Uplands.

9:00 a.m.  Motorcycle Show.

Mitchell Motors parking lot at Teke Burton Drive and Main Street at the Four Points.

10:00 am Baby Contest

$5.00 per contestant, Burris Elementary Gym

11:00 am Chicken Barbecue Dinner.

Main Food Tent. Sponsored by the Mitchell Lions Club.

12:30pm Baby Contest Winners Announced

Main Tent on 6th Street

 1:00 pm Pre-Parade Introductions.

Main Street Stage. Attend the posting of the colors and the patriotic ceremony which opens the annual parade. We also introduce the grand marshal, mayor and other dignitaries. JoAnna Kai Cobb will sing the National Anthem.

2:00pm Grand Parade.

Rain or Shine.

4:15 pm Persimmon Festival Awards.

Main Street Stage. The awards will include those for the Persimmon Pudding and Novelty Dessert Contest.

4:30 pm Persimmon Idol Finals

Main Street Stage.

5:30pm WestWend (Bluegrass)

Main Street Stage

7:00 p.m.   Blind Rebel

6 thoughts on “Saturday, September 24th

  1. What a joy it was to be at the Persimmon Festival for the parade in 2015! As a former resident of Mitchell, (and a past queen!), I was both surprised and amazed at the amount of parade participants and the big crowd along the bustling streets of Mitchell. Thanks for all the hard work – the preparation before during and after – the countless phone calls, emails, promotions, etc. This takes a lot of work! Thanks soooo much for all the efforts of everyone who worked on the committee. It was a joy to celebrate with classmates at our 35th class reunion. I was so proud! Please share my appreciation with those who made this occur.

  2. Is it too early to think about this year’s festival? Our agency would like more information about setting up a booth.

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