Welcome to the 69th annual


Mitchell, Indiana

 September 19th to 26th, 2015

Main Street activities are September 21– 26, 2015


The theme for 2015:

“Celebrating With The Sound of Music”

On behalf of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce, I would like to welcome you to the 69th annual Persimmon Festival. I invite you to take a little extra time to enjoy Mitchell’s historic downtown, which is filled with antique shops, unique businesses, along with the Grand Opening of the famous Mitchell Opera House. You are also encouraged to visit many of the local business the continuously support the festival and the community. You will see several of them as sponsors in this book.

The theme for this year is “Celebrating with the Sound of Music”. While pondering on what theme I would choose, I went back to something that has been a great part of my life. I am reminded of those who spent time with me and taught me about music, and how music is a large part of our festival.

The grand marshal for the Persimmon Festival parade this year is Elis Fisher. Mr. Fisher gave 40 ½ years in teaching music to youngsters, with 39 of those years at the Mitchell Community Schools.

I truly hope you enjoy all of the artist that will be performing at the festival along with the great food, rides, contest, and great conversations. The Persimmon Festival is one of the premiere festivals in southern Indiana.

The folks of Mitchell welcome you to their hometown, which was established in 1853. We take great pride in hosting the Persimmon Festival and hope you enjoy your visit.

Have a great week celebrating Mitchell with the sound of music. And best wishes to the past and future singers, song writers, and musicians that will make our world a better place.

Teresa Reynolds

General Chairwoman of the 69th annual Persimmon Festival

suggested by Duane Busick

The festival will run from Saturday, Sept. 19th through Saturday, Sept. 26th. The parade will be held on Saturday the 26th at 2:00pm.

Activities on Main Street do not begin until Monday, Sept. 21st .