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Persimmons.jpgEvery year in mid-September, the city of Mitchell hosts the Persimmon Festival. These fun-filled days pay tribute to the unique locally-grown fruit.

A persimmon is a plum-sized fruit that has an orange color with a unique flavor similar to pumpkin. Persimmon pudding is a baked pudding dessert with the texture of gingerbread. It is usually served in squares with a dollop of whipped cream.

The persimmon pudding contest is one of the favorite events at the Persimmon Festival. Persimmon pulp is readily available from local residents and farmers' markets during the fall months. Download the winning recipes and try them out for yourself!

72nd Annual Persimmon Festival
September 22 & 24-29, 2018

Saturday, September 22 Highlights

Sunday, September 23rd Highlight

Monday, September 24 - Saturday, September 29 Highlights

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