74th Persimmon Festival is underway

MITCHELL – 2021 Persimmon Festival is underway this week with a full week of fun, food, and entertainment.

Saturday events kicked off with the Persimmon Market at the Mitchell Community Building.

The Mitchell, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, Seals Ambulance, and PHI Air Ambulance were at the Mitchell Community Center Saturday afternoon for EMS.

This allowed the public to view emergency equipment each agency uses to help the community fight fires or respond to medical emergencies. Adults and children both enjoyed their interaction with emergency personnel.

The Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour at Springmill State Park provided an excellent kick-off for the annual festival.

There were a total of 17 local girls who will compete in this year’s Persimmon Queen contest.

2019 Persimmon Festival Queen Hannah Pugh

Tonight the crowning of the Persimmon Queen contest takes place at 6:00 p.m. as well as the Mini, Little and Junior Queen Crowning all happening on the main stage located on Mitchell’s Main Street.

Local talent will take center stage for the WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol. The winner of the idol competition will win $500 cash, a trophy and will be invited to open for an act performing at the Mitchell’s Opera House.

Schedule of events:

Schedule for Monday:

  • 9:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts, Crafts And Photography at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr, Mitchell
  • 4:30 p.m. Beans And Corn Bread Dinner at The Seventh Street Food Tent
  • 5:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Begin
  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Bratz On The Back Deck at American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 6:00 p.m.:Persimmon Queen Crowning at The Main Street Stage
  • 6:00 p.m. Business Expo Opens In The Big Tent
  • 6:00 p.m. Queen Crowning at The Main Street Stage
  • 6:45 p.m. Mini, Little, and Junior Queen Crowning at The Main Street Stage
  • 7:30 p.m. Persimmon Idol

Schedule for Tuesday:

  • 9:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts, Crafts And Photography at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr, Mitchell
  • 4:30 p.m. Pork Dinner St The Seventh Street Food Tent
  • 5:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Begin
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bratz On The Back Deck at American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 5:00 p.m. Agriculture Night Begins. Mini Tractor Pull And Ivymac Mobile Agriculture Classroom Opens
  • 6:00 p.m. Business Expo Opens In The Big Tent
  • 6:00 p.m. MJHS, MHS Dance Teams MHS Choir at The Main Street Stage
  • 7:00 p.m. Dustin Collins Band at The Main Street Stage

Schedule for Wednesday:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St.
  • 11:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St.
  • 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Arts, Crafts And Photography at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr, Mitchell
  • 1:00 p.m. Senior Citizen Day With Dancing In The Street
  • 4:30 p.m. Italian Dinner at The Seventh Street Food Tent
  • 5:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Resume
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm:  Bratz On The Back Deck. American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 6:00 p.m. The Lick Creek Band
  • 6:00 p.m. Business Expo Opens In The Big Tent
  • 8:00 p.m. The Indigos at The Main Street Stage

Schedule for Thursday:

  • 9:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St..
  • 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts, Crafts And Photography at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr, Mitchell
  • 4:30 p.m. Mexican Dinner at The Seventh Street Food Tent
  • 5:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Resume
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bratz On The Back Deck. American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mark Vice Opens Gospel Night at The Main Street Stage
  • 6:00 p.m. Business Expo Opens In The Big Tent
  • 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The Wray Brothers And Friends Continue Gospel Night at The Main Street Stage

Schedule for Friday:

  • 9:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friendship Cafe at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church 139 N. 8th St.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts, Crafts And Photography at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr, Mitchell
  • 12:00 p.m. Bear Hollow Wood Carvers In Friendship Park
  • 4:30 p.m. Steak Dinner at Main Food Tent
  • 5:00 p.m. Carnival
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Bratz On The Back Deck. American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 5:30 p.m. The Ocd Band at The Main Street Stage
  • 6:00 p.m. Business Expo Opens In The Big Tent
  • 7:00 p.m. Endless Summer Band Main St. Stage

Schedule for Saturday:

  • 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Masonic Lodge 9th And Brook-St.
  • 7:30 a.m. Persimmon 5k One Mile Fun Run, Persimmon 5k Walk at The Mitchell City Pool
  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Persimmon Pudding & Novelty Dessert Contest at Mitchell First Church Of God
  • 9:00 a.m. Tri-County Antique Tractor And Equipment Association Hoosier Uplands Parking Lot Main & 6th St.
  • 9:00 a.m. Antique And Classic Car Cruise-In at The Parking Lot Of The Mitchell Opera House., The Corner Of 7th St And Brook.
  • 9:00 a.m. Art And Quilt Exhibit at The Mitchell Library
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Motorcycle Show at The Mitchell Opera House Parking Lot
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Persimmon Shoppe In The Big Tent
  • 11:00 a.m. Chicken Barbecue Dinner at The Seventh Street Food Tent
  • 12:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Resume
  • 12:00 p.m. Bear Hollow Wood Carvers In Friendship Park
  • 12:30 p.m. Baby Contest Winner Announced Main Tent 6th St.
  • 1:00 p.m.Pre-Parade Introductions Main St. Stage
  • 1:45 p.m. Pudding Contest Winners Announced at The Main Street Stage
  • 2:00 p.m. Grand Parade Rain Or Shine
  • 5:00 p.m. Cincinnati Circus Performs at The Main Street Stage
  • 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bratz On The Back Deck. American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Dr. Mitchell
  • 6:00 p.m. The Linda Smith Band Main St. Stage
  • 8:00 p.m. Dance at The American Legion Post 250 404 Sheeks Drive
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