Saturday, September 26th





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.

9:30 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 Karli Edging

Main Street Stage

7:00 p.m.   Blind Rebel

49 thoughts on “Saturday, September 26th

    1. Every day or night is a good time to find persimmon pudding. All of our local food stands have pudding by the slice. Some sell it by the half cake pans and full size pan.

    1. If you have GPS you can put in the address of our Public Library, 804 Main Street, Mitchell IN 47446. It will take you right to our festival.

  1. I’m interested in submitting our Indy band for next year’s festival. When do you take submissions? Thank you :0)

    1. Yes we have horseshoe tournament on Saturday, September 19th at the Mitchell City Park. Look under events on the website for more information.

  2. I would like to rent a small booth area! I have childs inflatable toys,my phone number is 812-508-0457..Thx Rhonda

    1. The baby contest is on the same day as the parade, Saturday, September 26th at 10am at the Burris Elementary gym. The cost $5.

  3. Is there any way to know how fresh the pudding may be if you were to visit mid-way or toward the end of the festival? Do some prepare the pudding daily?

    1. Yes, the queen contest is at noon at the Mitchell high school with the mini, little, and Junior Miss pageant. The emergency equipment show is at noon at the succer field. Also the candlelight tour at Spring Mill State Park beginning at 4pm.

  4. I am thinking of coming to the festival for the first time tomorrow. Are there food booths and arts and crafts booths open? I am a little confused by what I see on the schedule. What is there to see and do tomorrow?

  5. 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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