2018 Mississippi: August & September
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015 - 2010)
August 3-5, 2018
Natchez Food & Wine Festival
The Natchez Food and Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in the area. With an agenda taking you from one remarkable experience to the next, you will find yourself constantly surrounded with some of the region's most prominent chefs and restaurants, and indulged in the finest of food, wine, and entertainment.
September 8, 2018 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 8-9, 2018 37th 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. Attendance: 25,000.
September 15-16, 2018 Mississippi Gourd Festival - Raleigh, Mississippi
CANCELLED FOR 2018. We are sorry to announce that a gourd festival will not be held in 2018.
September 19-22, 2018 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 20-30, 2018 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 21-22, 2018
Roast-n-Boast BBQ Cooking Competition
Mississippi State BBQ Cooking Championship. Pig Racing - Live Music.
September 23, 2018
Chefs of the Coast
The Mississippi Gulf Coast's premiere food and wine event is held every September. It is a showcase of the Coast's diverse and delicious cuisine and where our local chefs come to shine. Members are eligible for discounts on ServSafe training, as well as other workshops and educational opportunities.
September 28-30, 2018 - 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 29, 2018 - 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.