2018 Mississippi: November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2017 )
November 3-10, 2018
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 8, 2018 Taste of Long Beach - Long Beach, Mississippi
Join the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Taste of Long Beach event on November 8th at the Long Beach Senior Center. Here's your chance to be able to sample and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and live music. Must be 21 of age or older to attend.
November 9-11, 2018 35th Annual Christmas City Gift Show
Largest show of its kind in the Southeast. Over 300 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 10, 2018 Chili Cook-off, Car Show & Craft Show
An International Chili Society Regional Cookoff. All Proceeds Benefit Mooseheart School Project.
November 22, 2018 THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.
December 2-3, 2018 Mississippi Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference and Trade Show - Natchez, Mississippi
The Mississippi Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association is a group of commercial fruit and vegetable growers with a vested interest in promoting the fruit and vegetable industries in Mississippi. This year’s conference and trade show will include a variety of informative sessions that you can find here.
December 7, 2018 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 7, 2018
Annual Wassail Fest
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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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
2017 Mississippi: November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates
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.