LOCAL ART: Examine fine displays of paintings at the Mitchell Community Public Library, Eighth & Main Streets. The exhibit is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday parade day
ARTS & CRAFTS CONTEST: See exhibits created by talented individuals like needlework, sewing, foods, canning & homemade ornaments at the First Baptist Church CLC on Frank Street. Open Monday through Friday Noon-8 p.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday parade day.
CANDLELIGHT TOUR: See a historic village brought to life as it was in the 1800’s by Tri-Kappa Sorority members and their families at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday, Sept. 19th, from 4-9 p.m.
BUSINESS EXPO: A full block-long tent filled with great displays. Browse the products and services offered by area merchants and register for free gifts. Located on Sixth Street. Open from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday
PHOTO CONTEST / DISPLAY: View color and black & white photographs covering a variety of categories. Vote for your favorites. Location is at the First Baptist Christian Life Center, 307 W. 7th St. It is open 12-8 pm Mon.-Fri. and 11-2 Saturday parade day.
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT SHOW: On the first Saturday of the festival, Sept. 19, local firefighters and EMS will be stationed near Mitchell High School to display emergency equipment. Weather per- mitting, a helicopter ambulance will land, allowing folks to tour it and see how it works.
PERSIMMON SHOPPE: On parade day there will be special booths inside the big tent on Sixth street. Stop by to see local vendors and get some great one day deals!