Mitchell Persimmon Festival Parade Steps Off Saturday at 2 p.m.

(MITCHELL) – The Mitchell Persimmon Festival Parade steps off at Saturday at 2 p.m.

This year’s theme is ‘Mitchell Around the World’.

Pre-parade introductions will be announced at the Main Street stage at 1 p.m. The persimmon pudding contest winners will be announced at 1:45 p.m.

Dan Bortner

Dan Bortner is this year’s parade grand marshal. Bortner has served as director of Indiana State Parks since 2005 and oversees the operation of 32 state parks and reservoirs, including Spring Mill State Park. He also serves as the vice president of the National Association of State Park Directors.

Bortner also serves on the board of directors for America’s State Parks Foundation and the Indiana University Executive Development Program’s board of trustees. He and his wife April are the parents of three adult children; Ashley Barnes and her husband Clayton Barnes, Alex Bortner and Dylan Bortner. They have one grandchild, Claire Barnes.

Persimmon Festival Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • 9 AM – ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY
  • 4:30 PM – STEAK DINNER AT THE MAIN FOOD TENT
  • 5 PM – CARNIVAL RIDES RESUME
  • 5:30 PM – THE OCD BAND AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
  • 6 PM – COMMERCIAL TENT OPENS
  • 7 PM – ENDLESS SUMMER ON THE BAND MAIN STREET STAGE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

  • 7 AM – 10:30 AM – PANCAKE BREAKFAST MASONIC LODGE 9TH AND BROOK STREETS.
  • 7:30 AM – PERSIMMON 5K ONE MILE FUN RUN, PERSIMMON 5K WALK
  • 8 AM – 11 AM – PERSIMMON PUDDING & NOVELTY DESSERT CONTEST AT MITCHELL FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
  • 9 AM – TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION HOOSIER UPLANDS PARKING LOT AT MAIN AND 6TH STREETS
  • 9 AM – ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN SPONSORED BY MUTUALBANK AT THE PARKING LOT OF THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE., AT THE CORNER OF 7TH AND BROOK STREETS.
  • 9 AM – ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY
  • 9 AM – NOON –  MOTORCYCLE SHOW AT THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE PARKING LOT
  • 11 AM – CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNER AT THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
  • NOON – CARNIVAL RIDES RESUME
  • 12:30 PM – BABY CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED MAIN TENT 6TH ST.
  • 1 PM – PRE-PARADE INTRODUCTIONS MAIN ST. STAGE
  • 1:45 PM – PUDDING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
  • 2 PM – GRAND PARADE RAIN OR SHINE
  • 4 PM – CINCINNATI CIRCUS PERFORMS AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
  • 6PM – THE LINDA SMITH BAND MAIN ST. STAGE
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