Welcome to the 68th annual


Mitchell, Indiana

 September 20th to 27th, 2014

Main Street activities are September 22– 27, 2014


The theme for 2014:

“Shop Local; Buy Mitchell”


On behalf of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce I would like to welcome you to the 68th annual Persimmon Festival.  I encourage you to take time to explore Mitchell’s historic downtown, the antique shops and visit the Gus Grissom Memorial.  I also invite you to visit the local businesses that support the festival and our community.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Shop Local; Buy Mitchell”.   This theme honors our local businesses that are not just our friends and neighbors, but tirelessly support all we do.   From Holmes Hardware to Lehigh Cement Company, every business plays an important in our community.  From sponsoring little league teams to helping those in need, Mitchell has been blessed with a wonderful and supportive business community.

The grand marshal for the Persimmon Festival parade will be a group of business leaders that will represent our business partners.

I hope you enjoy the week full of festivities and that you will use this book as your guide to the many events, contests and displays that make the Persimmon Festival one of the premiere festivals in southern Indiana.

The citizens 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, our heritage and our business friends.  We hope you will create new memories and traditions with us.  Thank you for visiting Mitchell.

Christina Lambton

General Chairwoman of the 68th annual Persimmon Festival

Video courtesy of Duane Busick, www.duanebusick.com

The festival will run from Saturday, Sept. 20th through Saturday, Sept. 27th. The parade will be held on the closing Saturday.

Activities on Main Street do not begin until Monday, Sept. 22nd .