2017 Mississippi: October 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates
October 4-15, 2017 - 158th Mississippi State Fair
The Mississippi State Fair means something different to each individual. To some, it is about entertainment like the carnival rides and concerts. For others, it means the opportunity to participate in one of the many competitions such as the livestock shows. No matter what makes this 12-day extravaganza special to you, the Mississippi State Fair has something to offer those of all ages. Over the years, the State Fair has evolved and expanded to enhance the fairgoers’ experience, but it remains true to its strong agricultural heritage by continuing to offer fun-filled, family entertainment.
October 6-7, 2017 Roast-n-Boast BBQ Cooking Competition
Mississippi State BBQ Cooking Championship. Pig Racing - Live Music.
October 7-8, 2017 - Mississippi Peanut Festival - Collins, Mississippi
Experience life on a working farm and enjoy Mississippi grown peanuts. More than 100 vendors with unique crafts and gifts, lots of great Southern food, and live entertainment will all be present at this year's event. Admission to the festival also gets you into the Mitchell Farms Pumpkin Patch and Maze where you can take wagon ride tours of the famr, learn about agriculture in Mississippi, pikc a free pumpkin from the patch, and explore a 6 acre maze.
October 13, 2017 - Pumpkinpalooza - Starkville, Mississippi
Celebrate autumn in Starkville with this fun family event featuring a pumpkin patch with locally grown pumpkins, a pumpkin painting contest, trick or treating for kids to downtown merchants and live music.
October 13-14, 2017 - Octoberfest - Cleveland, Mississippi
Octoberfest is a celebration of barbecue, arts, music, southern cuisine and much more! A Memphis Barbeque Network sanctioned barbecue contest, this annual festival draws 20,000 + to historic downtown Cleveland. Featuring non-stop live music on 2 stages, this year Octoberfest will feature Blues Blvd. where Mississippi merchandise, live blues music and authentic Mississippi cuisine can be enjoyed. Attendance: 20,000.
October 15-22, 2017 Annual Jackson County Fair
Held annually at the Fairgrounds in Pascagoula is the best free fair in the South. The Jackson County Fair features food booths manned by non-profit church organizations, a midway stocked with rides for all ages, arts and crafts made by local citizens, live entertainment, business displays and a pavilion stocked with prize winning animals from the local FFA organizations.
October 19-21, 2017 Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival
'Hot Tamale Capital of the World' Tamale Street Party; Tamale Cooking Contest; T-Shirt & Poster Contest; Miss Hot Tamale Contest; Tamale Eating Contest and much more! (also: www.hottamalefest.com/ )
October 21, 2017 Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Festival
Enjoy delicious regional food specialties, Music & Entertainment, Arts & Craft show, Regional Food, Heritage & Educational Area, Car & Motorcycle Show, Mullet Toss Contest and Kid's Area. Fun for all ages. Over 30,000 folks attended last year”s festival. Attendance: 30,000.
October 31, 2017 Town-Wide Halloween Party - Tylertown, Mississippi
Get your costumes ready... the Town-wide Halloween Party October 31 from 3-5 p.m.. Participating businesses have free candy for costumed children (10 and under) starting at 3 p.m.. Standard Trick or Treating hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!