2017 Mississippi: November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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November 3, 2017
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!
November 4-11, 2017 Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival
Come help celebrate the delectible, versatile sweet potato, a mainstay of the southern diet. Arts & crafts, beauty pageant, 5K run, sweet potato tasting booth, sweet potato pie eating contest, and a great cooking contest.
November 10-12, 2017 34th Annual Christmas City Gift Show
Largest show of its kind in the Southeast. Over 250 vendors featuring arts and crafts from all over the country waiting for you to pick up that one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Thousands of visitors plan their vacation time around this annual event. Considered the BEST gift show in the South. Attendance: 13,000.
November 11, 2017 Chili Cook-off, Car Show & Craft Show
An International Chili Society Regional Cookoff. All Proceeds Benefit Mooseheart School Project
November 17-18, 2017 Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival
Agriculture & Forestry Museum. Each year, farmers, health practitioners, market managers, chefs, legislators, students, educators, and local food activists from around the state come together for the Mississippi Food Summit. They share successes stories, problem-solve barriers, provide opportunities, and discuss issues that connect their diverse specialties. With the ultimate goal to educate, inspire, and empower one another, the Mississippi Food Summit is truly a one-of-a-kind gathering that has something for the whole family.
November 23, 2017 THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.
December 1, 2017 Annual Wassail Fest - Columbus, Mississippi
Enjoy entertainment throughout downtown as musical groups perform along the sidewalk and inside establishments, many offering door prizes and demonstrations. Wassail is served at all participating businesses--pick up your ballot and vote for your favorite wassail!
December 8, 2017 Country Christmas Festival - Tylertown, Mississippi
Booths and exhibits will be located in the AgriHeritage Building (location of the weekly Farmers Market) downtown. Arts & crafts, old-timey demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, and music will be enjoyed.
December 9, 2017 Annual Christmas on the Bayou
Lighted boat parade down Bayou Bernard. The Parade begins in Gulfport Lake, down Bayou Bernard to the conclusion at the mouth of the Bayou at Big Lake.
December 10, 2017 Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 31, 2017 - New Year's Eve Party & Oyster Ball Drop
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. Ring in the New Year with the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum for their Oyster Ball Drop. Live entertainment by Blackwater Brass, heavy hors d'oeuvres, full bar, party favors, beignets to go & fireworks! 8:30 pm-12:30