There is still time to register a booth for the Mitchell Persimmon Festival

MITCHELL – The 74th Mitchell Persimmon Festival is scheduled for September 18-25.

The Persimmon Festival begins with The Persimmon Market, Emergency Equipment (EED) Day and the Candlelight Tour on Saturday, September 18th.

The Market will be at the Mitchell Community Building and the EED will be at the Mitchell City Pool area. 

The Candlelight Tour is held at Spring Mill State Park Village from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Downtown events will be held September 20-25th. All food trucks, stage acts, rides and the Business Expo will be open beginning on Monday, September 20th from 5th to 8th streets in downtown Mitchell.

You can register a vendor booth for the Persimmon Expo for $150 for five days.

The Persimmon Shoppe is Saturday, September 25th only and booth rental for that event is $30.

Or vendors can participate in both events for $175.

To register a vendor booth email mitchellpersimmonfestival@gmail.com for a contract and a list of rules

This year’s parade is beginning to shape up and officials want you to be a part of the fun.

The Grand Parade will be held on Saturday, September 25th, and will step off at 2 p.m.

Months of planning happen behind the scene for a parade of this size.

It is now time to submit your parade registration.

Registrations are due no later than September 15th.

Below is a copy of the rules and parade packet information

PERSIMMON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE EVENTS 2021  

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18th
8:00 AM COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD SALES
9:00 AM-3:00 PM PERSIMMON MARKET AT THE MITCHELL COMMUNITY BUILDING
12:00 EMS DAY AT THE MITCHELL CITY POOL
2:30 PM MINI MISS, LITTLE MISS AND JUNIOR MISS PERSIMMON PAGEANTS AT THE MITCHELL CHURCH OF CHRIST FAMILY LIFE CENTER  $2.00 ADMISSION
4:00-9:00 PM CANDLELIGHT TOUR AT SPRING MILL STATE PARK
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
1:00 PM PERSIMMON QUEEN PAGEANT AT THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE ADMISSION CHARGED3:00 PM  BABY CONTEST AT THE MITCHELL CHURCH OF CHRIST FAMILY LIFE CENTER
3:00 PM ROAD RALLY STARTS AT THE MITCHELL CITY POOL
7:00 PM COMMUNITY VESPER SERVICE AT THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE. A FREE EVENT
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20th
9:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST.-12:00-7:00 PM ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR, MITCHELL
4:30 PM  BEANS AND CORNBREAD DINNER AT THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
5:00 PM CARNIVAL RIDES BEGIN5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
6:00 PM PERSIMMON QUEEN CROWNING AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
6:00 PM BUSINESS EXPO OPENS IN THE BIG TENT
6:00 QUEEN CROWNING AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
6:45 MINI, LITTLE AND JUNIOR QUEEN CROWNING AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
7:30 PM PERSIMMON IDOL
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21st
9:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST.12:00-7:00 PM ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR, MITCHELL
4:30 PM PORK DINNER ST THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
5:00 PM CARNIVAL RIDES BEGIN5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
5:00 PM  AGRICULTURE NIGHT BEGINS.  MINI TRACTOR PULL AND IVYMAC MOBILE AGRICULTURE CLASSROOM OPENS
6:00 PM BUSINESS EXPO OPENS IN THE BIG TENT
6:00 PM MJHS, MHS DANCE TEAMS  MHS CHOIR AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
7:00 PM DUSTIN COLLINS BAND AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd
10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST.11:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST.12:00-7:00 PM ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR, MITCHELL
1:00 PM SENIOR CITIZEN DAY WITH DANCING IN THE STREET
4:30 PM ITALIAN DINNER AT THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
5:00 PM CARNIVAL RIDES RESUME5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
6:00 PM THE LICK CREEK BAND
 6:00 PM BUSINESS EXPO OPENS IN THE BIG TENT
 8:00 PM THE INDIGOS AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
9:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST..12:00-7:00 PM ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR, MITCHELL
4:30 MEXICAN DINNER AT THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
5:00 CARNIVAL RIDES RESUME5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
5:30-7 PM  MARK VICE OPENS GOSPEL NIGHT AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
6:00 PM BUSINESS EXPO OPENS IN THE BIG TENT7:00-9:00 PM  THE WRAY BROTHERS AND FRIENDS CONTINUE GOSPEL NIGHT AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th
9:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY10:00-2:00 FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT JACOB FINGER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 139 N. 8TH ST.12:00-7:00 PM ARTS, CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR, MITCHELL12:00 BEAR HOLLOW WOODCARVERS IN FRIENDSHIP PARK
4:30 STEAK DINNER @ MAIN FOOD TENT
5:00 CARNIVAL5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
5:30 PM THE OCD BAND AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
6:00 BUSINESS EXPO OPENS IN THE BIG TENT
7:00 ENDLESS SUMMER BAND MAIN ST. STAGE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25th
7 AM-10:00 AM PANCAKE BREAKFAST MASONIC LODGE 9TH AND BROOK STREET
7:30 AM PERSIMMON 5K ONE MILE FUN RUN, PERSIMMON 5K WALK AT THE MITCHELL CITY POOL
8:00-11:00 AM PERSIMMON PUDDING & NOVELTY DESSERT CONTEST AT MITCHELL FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
9:00 TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION HOOSIER UPLANDS PARKING LOT MAIN & 6TH ST.
9:00 AM ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN  AT THE PARKING LOT OF THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE., THE CORNER OF 7TH ST AND BROOK.
9:00 AM ART AND QUILT EXHIBIT AT THE MITCHELL LIBRARY
9:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 PM  MOTORCYCLE SHOW AT THE MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE PARKING LOT 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PERSIMMON SHOPPE IN THE BIG TENT
11:00  AM CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNER AT THE SEVENTH STREET FOOD TENT
12:00 CARNIVAL RIDES RESUME12:00  BEAR HOLLOW WOODCARVERS IN FRIENDSHIP PARK
12:30 BABY CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED MAIN TENT 6TH ST.
1:00 PM PRE-PARADE INTRODUCTIONS MAIN ST. STAGE
1:45 PM PUDDING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE
2:00 PM GRAND PARADE RAIN OR SHINE
5:00 PM CINCINNATI CIRCUS PERFORMS AT THE MAIN STREET STAGE5:00-9:00 PM  BRATZ ON THE BACK DECK. AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DR. MITCHELL
6:00 PM THE LINDA SMITH BAND MAIN ST. STAGE8:00 PM DANCE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 250 404 SHEEKS DRIVE
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