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September 9, 2016
Three times a year — Spring, Summer & Fall — Starkville Main Street members open their doors for a ladies-only night of wine tasting and after-hours shopping with unWINE Downtown. Participating boutiques and shops serve a variety of wine and appetizer pairings. Plus, they offer at least 20% off all merchandise to unWINE Downtown ticket holders. Don’t miss the next installment of Girls’ Night Out — Starkville style!
September 10, 2016 Muscadine Jubilee - Pelahatchie, Mississippi
For 30 years, thousands of people have been coming to Pelahatchie late in the summer to pay homage to the muscadine grape, famed ingredient in southern wines, pies, and jellies. Food, fun, arts and crafts, music, and of course, the Grape Stomp!
September 10-11, 2016 35th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival
For over 35 years the Biloxi Seafood Festival has been held as a celebration of Biloxi's rich culture, heritage, and connection to the seafood industry. Continuous live entertainment, an array of seafood, Sunday's Gumbo Contest, arts & craft booths, and children's activities.
September 16-17, 2016 - 7th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival
Classes include gourd scarecrow, carved bowl, birdhouse and more. Hear some fine gourd banjo music by Jason Smith of Clinton.
September 21-24, 2016 - Hancock County Fair - Kiln, Mississippi
The Hancock County Fair is an annual event in which everyone looks forward to. This year's fair will take place at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Kiln, MS. There is something for everyone . . . It is a family affair with Live Entertainment, Midway Games, a Rodeo, Arts and Craft Vendors and Local Restaurants sharing their specialties as well as traditional Fair Food Vendors. There will be several events held: Corn Hole Tournament, a Hancock Fair Queen Pageant; Cutest Kid Contest as well as a Car Show. There will be Livestock Exhibits and Cow Drop Bingo. There will be RV Rental Spaces available.
September 23-25, 2016 30th Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival
This family-oriented event, held in a shady 30-acre pecan orchard, offers some of the South'S Finest Foods. Purtiest Rooster Contest, Pecan Pies, Charity Bake-Off, Mule Pull, Draft Horse Demonstrations, live music, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, and more.
September 23-October 2, 2016 Mid-South Fair - Southaven, Mississippi
The Mid-South Fair is dedicated to educating and connecting the region to its agricultural heritage by promoting local industry, providing safe family-oriented entertainment, and rewarding agricultural and craft achievement through an annual exposition.
September 29-October 1, 2016 26th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Festival
This competition 'pits' some of the best cooking teams around in a tasty barbecue contest. The Hog Wild BBQ Festival is held in historic downtown Corinth each year on the first weekend of October. The entertainment and cooking contest venue is located at the corner of Fillmore Street and Cruise Street. The festival is 3 Full Days of BBQ Fun, Live Entertainment, a Carnival, Games & Fun for the entire family.
September 30-Oct 1, 2016 Roast-n-Boast BBQ Cooking Competition
Mississippi State BBQ Cooking Championship. Pig Racing - Live Music.
September 11-12, 2015 Fire & Feast BBQ Competition and Festival
Yazoo City, Mississippi
However you spell it – barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, or Bar-B-Que – the tradition we celebrate is one of family, food, fun and fellowship! Add to that our HUGE Prize money, and we’ve got an event that everyone wants to be a part of! Held annually in September on the 1st Friday and Saturday after Labor Day, this event features three barbecue competitions and a total of $20,000 in cash prizes, as well as live music and arts & crafts. Presented by the Yazoo County CVB and the Yazoo County Fair Association, this event takes place at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds.
September 20, 2015 33rd Annual Chefs of the Coast
Celebrate culinary excellence on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with the Coast's best restaurants serving food amid wine and beer, live music, fabulous entertainment and silent auction! $25 admission.
September 24, 2016 Wing Dang Doodle Festival - Forest, Mississippi
Teams will vie for bragging rights and a $1000.00 grand prize for the best grilled, smoked or fried chicken wings in the area. Arts and crafts, an antique tractor show, chicken crowing contest will delight all festival participants. Activities are planned throughout the day for all ages. Live Music. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. Admission is free so come and have a "wing dang doodle" of a time and enjoy a little southern hospitality.
September 6-7, 2014 6th Annul Taste of Long Beach
Long Beach, Mississippi
An outstanding culinary event highlighting local food from over 20 restaurants, surprises from other vendors, live music, wine tasting and a silent auction. An all you can eat and drink event with tons of FUN.
August 7, 2010 2010 Snowden Beer Festival - Southaven, Mississippi
This one-day event offers food, live entertainment and a chance to sample over 70 beers, which will be selected to reflect the spirit of Mississippi and the Mid-South.
September 18, 2010 4th Annual Flavor of the Americas Festival
Festival featuring food and other cultural offerings from serveral Latin American countries, booths displaying clothes & artifacts, music, dance lessons, hourly raffles and much more.
September 18-19, 2010 Antique Engine & Tractor Show/Tractor Pull
Tractor pull, antique tractor parade, live entertainment and much, much more.
UNITED STATES FOOD FESTIVALS LISTED BY STATE
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