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It’s a Persimmon Thing – Visit The Persimmon Festival, Sept. 23 – 30, 2023

It’s all centered around the the little local fruit – persimmons!


Pioneer Village Candlelight Tour on September 23rd at Spring Mill State Park. Downtown Main St. vendors, persimmon pudding and desserts, free stage entertainment, exhibits, food, amusement rides, and contests September 25-30. Parade September 30th. The Persimmon Festival is held on the last full week of September, right around the time persimmons are falling to the ground. Along Main Street, kids are laughing on amusement rides, the smell of fair food fills the air and everyone is gathering for the best week of the year!

It all kicks off on a Saturday with the Annual Tri Kappa Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park. The historic Pioneer Village comes to life during this night as thousands of people arrive to start the festival off right.

Throughout the week of the festival, you will see a huge stage where visitors can enjoy nightly entertainment for free. From local bands to big name artists, there is something for everyone to listen to! Tickets and wristbands are available to purchase if you want to take on amusement rides like the ever-so-loved Zipper or the Scrambler! Food trucks line the street offering up a huge variety of food. Eat a tenderloin the size of your head, enjoy the smokiest pulled pork or savor the sweetness of a tiger ear!

It all ends with the Grand Parade on the last Saturday of the festival, and let us tell you… it is GRAND! You won’t want to miss it.

If you’ve never tried persimmons or you’ve never been to the Mitchell Persimmon Festival, we would love for you to visit!

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