Saturday, September 17th

COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE
8:00 AM
Mitchell, Indiana

Yard sales are happening all over the City of Mitchell!

Advertise your sale by calling 812)849-4441 or emailing MitchellChamber@frontier.com
DEADLINE TO ENTER: September 9, 2022

PERSIMMON MARKET
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mitchell Community Building
101 Tom Green Drive

Vendors fill the building offering boutique items, handmade crafts, food and more!

Chairperson – Lori Hall
(812)675-9610 or forthelovebylori@gmail.com

EMS DAY
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mitchell Community Park
101 Tom Green Drive

EMS agencies display equipment and vehicles. Bring the kids for this fun event!

Chairperson – Tyler Duncan
812-583-6770

MINI, LITTLE MISS & JR. PRELIMINARY PAGEANTS
3:00 PM
Mitchell High School Auditorium
1000 Bishop Blvd.

Mini-Miss, Little Miss & Jr. Miss pageants. Preliminaries. Open to the public. $2/person. CLICK HERE to learn more about Persimmon Festival Pageants.

CANDLELIGHT TOUR
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Spring Mill State Park
3333 Hwy 60 East

See the Pioneer Village come to life. Sponsored by Tri Kappa Sorority. Gate fees apply. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Sunday, September 18th

ROAD RALLY
12:00 PM
Mitchell High School Front Parking Lot
1000 Bishop Blvd.

Join in for an exciting adventure through town. Registration begins at noon.

Registration begins at 12:00 PM – Event begins at 1:00 PM
In this type of event, participants will be given a step-by-step set of directions at the beginning of the event, telling them where to go and which way to turn. Along the way, special instructions may instruct the participants to find a specific item (i.e. a persimmon), which is where the scavenger hunt element comes into play. In addition, a series of questions will be included with the directions that participants must answer along the route. At the conclusion of the event, the winners will be determined based on several factors, including the number of scavenger hunt items found, the number of questions answered correctly, and the ability to finish the course in the predetermined time. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Begins in front parking lot of Mitchell High School and ends in the back parking lot.
$10 / CAR LOAD

Chairpersons – Mike and Ashley Teague
812-797-8788

PERSIMMON QUEEN PAGEANT
1:00 PM
Mitchell Opera House
217 North 7th Street

Preliminary judging. Open to the public. Admission fee $2/person. CLICK HERE to learn more about Persimmon Festival Pageants.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
3:00 PM
Mitchell High School Auditorium
1000 Bishop Blvd.

One of the greatest bands that brings timeless musical classics to life.
Free Admission. CLICK HERE to learn more and see the entertainment schedule!

BABY CONTEST
3:00 PM
Burris Elementary
1755 Hancock Avenue

Admission fee $2/person.

Chairperson – Angela Edwards
(812)583-2941

COMMUNITY VESPER SERVICE
7:00 PM
Mitchell Opera House
217 North 7th Street

An evening of prayerful time of reflection as we prepare for the week ahead. Sponsored by the Mitchell Ministerial Association.

Chairperson – Daniel Lee
(812)788-1461

Monday, September 19th

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
American Legion Post 250
404 Sheeks Drive

Exhibits created by local needleworkers, bakers, handcrafters and more!

Cash prizes for first, second & third in each class!
First Place – $50
Second Place – $25
Third Place – $15

$5 entry
Deadline – 2 PM – 6 PM Sunday, September 18

Chairpersons –
Susie Cessna at (812)849-3082 or Barbara Wigley at (812)849-3927

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOODY WHITE TRIBUTE
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Woody White was a festive musician from Salem who would kick off each evening of the Festival. His organ could be heard all through Downtown.

PERSIMMON FESTIVAL QUEEN CONTEST
6:00 PM
Main Street Stage

CLICK HERE to learn more about Persimmon Festival Pageants.

MINI, LITTLE & JR. MISS CONTEST
7:00 PM
Main Street Stage

CLICK HERE to learn more about Persimmon Festival Pageants.

PERSIMMON IDOL
7:30 PM
Main Street Stage

Local singers share their talent in this friendly competition brought to you by WBIW/WQRK/Litefm.

There are two ways to enter:
1. Online Entry – Send your video to1025litefm.com or WQRK.com
2. Live Audition – 5 pm – 7 pm – September 8, 2022 at the Mitchell High School.
Deadline for entry September 6, 2022.
You must provide your own music on a CD and lyrics at your audition. No lead vocals accepted on the track. Contestants may use their own instruments or sing a cappella. Maximum song length is 4 minutes. All contestant music performed in the finals must be judge approved. Contestants who make it to the finals will be performing live on the Main Street Stage on September 19, 2022. Parental permission is required for all minors.

Chairperson – Holly Davis
(812)275-7555

Tuesday, September 20th

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
American Legion Post 250
404 Sheeks Drive

Exhibits created by local needleworkers, bakers, handcrafters and more!

Cash prizes for first, second & third in each class!
First Place – $50
Second Place – $25
Third Place – $15

$5 entry
Deadline – 2 PM – 6 PM Sunday, September 18

Chairpersons –
Susie Cessna at (812)849-3082 or Barbara Wigley at (812)849-3927

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOODY WHITE TRIBUTE
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Woody White was a festive musician from Salem who would kick off each evening of the Festival. His organ could be heard all through Downtown.

BUSINESS EXPO
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Main Street

Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies. There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location.

Chairperson – Mike James
(812)849-5479

MHS STINGERZ DANCE TEAM
6:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Watch as the Stingerz perform.

MJHS DANCE TEAM
6:30 PM
Main Street Stage

Watch as the Mitchell Junior High Dance Team performs.

ROCKLAND ROAD
7:30 PM
Main Street Stage

Rockland Road  is a self-contained 6-piece family band from Nashville representing 4 generations of musical heritage. Paul Martin is the Grammy-winning lead singer of country group Exile, also known as “Apostle Paul” on The Marty Stuart Show, and his wife Jamie is the daughter of Duane Allen, lead singer of the legendary Oak Ridge Boys.

Wednesday, September 21st

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings.

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
American Legion Post 250
404 Sheeks Drive

Exhibits created by local needleworkers, bakers, handcrafters and more!

Cash prizes for first, second & third in each class!
First Place – $50
Second Place – $25
Third Place – $15

$5 entry
Deadline – 2 PM – 6 PM Sunday, September 18

Chairpersons –
Susie Cessna at (812)849-3082 or Barbara Wigley at (812)849-3927

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
1:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Free admission. Dancing and Senior Day King and Queen awards! In case of rain, this event will be moved to the Mitchell Community Building.

Chairperson – Trudy Wells
(812)849-4457

GRISSOM BOYHOOD HOME TOURS
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
715 Grissom Avenue

Free tours of the Boyhood Home of Mercury 7 Astronaut, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom.

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOODY WHITE TRIBUTE
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Woody White was a festive musician from Salem who would kick off each evening of the Festival. His organ could be heard all through Downtown.

BUSINESS EXPO
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Main Street

Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies. There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location.

Chairperson – Mike James
(812)849-5479

WORTH THE JOURNEY
6:00 PM
Main Street Stage

In 2019 two gospel groups, The Breeding Family and Heavenly Treasures, came together to form another gospel group called Worth the Journey.  From Southern Gospel, to Bluegrass, to Contemporary, Worth the Journey enjoys singing a variety of gospel music and loves playing their instruments for the Lord.
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OPEN HEART
8:00 PM
Main Street Stage

The Open Heart Quartet began its Southern Gospel Journey in 2007 with a few Christian men who were eager to share the Good News through Gospel Music. As the years passed the Quartet blended its talents with two old guys who have been singing Southern Gospel for over 47 years.

Thursday, September 22nd

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Church of Christ
1004 West Main Street

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
American Legion Post 250
404 Sheeks Drive

Exhibits created by local needleworkers, bakers, handcrafters and more!

Cash prizes for first, second & third in each class!
First Place – $50
Second Place – $25
Third Place – $15

$5 entry
Deadline – 2 PM – 6 PM Sunday, September 18

Chairpersons –
Susie Cessna at (812)849-3082 or Barbara Wigley at (812)849-3927

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOODY WHITE TRIBUTE
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Woody White was a festive musician from Salem who would kick off each evening of the Festival. His organ could be heard all through Downtown.

BUSINESS EXPO
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Main Street

Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies. There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location.

Chairperson – Mike James
(812)849-5479

THE INDIGOS
6:00 PM
Main Street Stage

The Indigos are a high energy 5-10 piece funk rock band featuring multiple vocalists, horn players, shredding guitars, a rock solid rhythm section and a keytar. We like to say our genre is “Indigroove” because of its groovy roots meshed with our collective rock n’ roll influences.
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45 RPM
8:00 PM
Main Street Stage

45 RPM pays tribute to the hits of the British Invasion and American’s musical response.  The band takes it audience on a magical journey back to the music that changed rock history by recreating the look, feel and sound of the mid 60’s time period.
… READ MORE …

Friday, September 23rd

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
American Legion Post 250
404 Sheeks Drive

Exhibits created by local needleworkers, bakers, handcrafters and more!

Chairpersons –
Susie Cessna at (812)849-3082 or Barbara Wigley at (812)849-3927

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

WOODY WHITE TRIBUTE
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Woody White was a festive musician from Salem who would kick off each evening of the Festival. His organ could be heard all through Downtown.

BUSINESS EXPO
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Main Street

Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies. There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location.

Chairperson – Mike James
(812)849-5479

OCD BAND
6:00 PM
Main Street Stage

OCD is a formidable band 4-piece Rock cover Dance band specializing in all your favorite artists such as Cheap Trick, Poison, Queen, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Soft Cell, Matchbox 20, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Smash Mouth.
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ENDLESS SUMMER BAND
8:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Now in their 28th year, ESB is one of the nation’s most in demand entertainment bands performing 120+ shows a year delighting audiences all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. You’ll laugh out loud and spontaneously burst into dance to ESB’s MegaHit Pop, Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Memphis/Detroit Soul, Rock n’ Country and even Doo Wop!
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Saturday, September 24th

MASONIC LODGE BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Masonic Lodge
9th & Brook

Pancakes, biscuits & gravy, sausage, eggs & more.

PERSIMMON 5K, ONE MILE FUN RUN
& 5K RUN
7:30 AM
Mitchell City Pool
1625 Hancock Avenue

There are several categories in this Mag 7 Series race to compete for prizes and trophies! CLICK HERE to register and learn more.

Deadline – September 17
Deadline for shirt – September 2
$20 Entry Fee
No day-of registration. Must register online.
Shirts: $10 – Free “75th Anniversary” t-shirt for the first 75 sign ups.

Chairperson – Madison McNeely
(812)797-9393

PERSIMMON PUDDING &
NOVELTY REGISTRATION
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First Church of God
405 North 12th Street

Think you have the best persimmon recipe? CLICK HERE to learn how to participate. It’s free to enter the contest!

Chairperson – Alverta Hart
(812)849-3441

TRI COUNTY TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT SHOW
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hoosier Uplands Parking Lot
6th & Mississippi Street

Bring your antique tractor and/or machinery to show all our guests how it was in the good old days! Or stop by and be amazed by how it was done way back then.

Chairperson – Sonja Mills
(812)797-6251

CRUISE IN
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mitchell Opera House Parking Lot
217 North 7th Street

Bring your vehicle to the Cruise In! This is your chance to show off your ride. No prizes are awarded.

Chairperson – Billy Sanders
(812)278-1185

LOCAL ART EXHIBIT
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mitchell Community Public Library
804 West Main Street

Examine fine painting displays from local artists.

Any artist 18 years and older nd a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Painting are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and People’s Choice. $5/painting – limit of 3 paintings

Chairperson – W. David Fields
(812)278-4723

MOTORCYCLE SHOW
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Mitchell Opera House Parking Lot
217 North 7th Street

Bring your bike our to this show sponsored by Iron Legacy MC.

Chairperson – Robert Stephens
(812)797-4876

BLOOMINGTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
11:00 AM
Main Street Stage

The Bloomington Jazz Orchestra, formerly The Swing Time Big Band, is an 18 piece jazz group made up of some of the most passionate jazz musicians in the Bloomington Community. 

BUSINESS EXPO
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Main Street

Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies. There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location.

Chairperson – Mike James
(812)849-5479

CARNIVAL AND RIDES OPEN
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Street

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

PRE PARADE CEREMONY
1:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Attend posting of the colors and the patriotic ceremony which opens the annual parade. Carman Cavezza will sing the National Anthem.

GRANDE PARADE
2:00 pm
Mitchell

Purchase tickets or a bracelet to enjoy the carnival. CLICK HERE to learn more.

CIRCLE CITY SIDEWALK STOMPERS
3:45 PM
Main Street Stage

Time could change. Will perform directly after parade.

GRISSOM BOYHOOD HOME TOURS
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
715 Grissom Avenue

Take a FREE tour of the Boyhood Home of Mercury 7 Astronaut, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom.

PERSIMMON FESTIVAL AWARDS
4:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Award Ceremony for the winner’s of the Persimmon Pudding & Novelty Contests.

INDY ANNIES
5:00 PM
Main Street Stage

Indy Annies is a 5-piece, female driving country band from Central Indiana. Whether for you are a fan of classic, modern, outlaw, 90’s or rock, these Hoosier ladies have got it covered.

CODY IKERD AND THE SIDEWINDERS
7:30 PM
Main Street Stage

Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders are a country music band from Southern Indiana who have been performing all over the Midwest for the past siz years, opening for several nationals artists such as Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., the Kentucky Headhunters, Drake White, Mo Pitney, Casey Donahew and more.

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