Annual Events

Sanderson Farms Championship

Sanderson Farms Championship
(October 1-4) Country Club of Jackson • 601.898.4653
Jackson is one of only 39 other cities hosting a PGA event which includes some of the world’s top players.

Pumpkin Adventure
(October 7-10, 14-17, 21-24) Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum • 601.432.4500
Features a milk and cookie snack, hayride and a visit to the pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin.

Mississippi State Fair
(October 7-18) Mississippi State Fairgrounds • 601.961.4000
This is one of the South’s largest fairs, featuring amusement rides, concessions, entertainment by national recording artists, a variety of agricultural and livestock competitions, exhibits and educational demonstrations. More details

Mississippi State Fair

Southern Cutting Horse Futurity
(October 18-26) Mississippi Equine Center, Fairgrounds • 601.668.9351
The exciting sport of “cutting” is a timed event with a horse and rider
attempting to separate specific cattle from a herd and keeping them away.

Park After Dark
(October 30) Mississippi Children’s Museum • 601.981.5469 • 601.576.6000
The Mississippi Children’s Museum partners with the Mississippi Museum
of Natural Science and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries
and Parks for the annual Park after Dark! Spooky science crafts, a
costume contest and creepy, crawly arts and crafts await families as they
follow the trick-or-treat trail throughout both museums. Families are
encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Harvest Festival
(November 3-7) Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum • 601.432.4500
Live demonstrations throughout the museum grounds will give visitors a
glimpse of Mississippi’s past and show the impact agriculture has made
on our lives. Demonstrations will include the operation of the cotton
gin, saw mill, cane mill, print shop, blacksmith shop and more.

Mistletoe Marketplace
(November 4-7) Mississippi Trade Mart • 601.948.2357 • 800.380.2870
A three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 100
merchants from across the nation. Each day features special events
designed to fuel the excitement of the approaching holiday season.

Veterans Day Observance
(November 10) Two Mississippi Museums • 601.576.6800
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and partners will honor Mississippians who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Handworks Holiday Market
(November 20-22) Mississippi Trade Mart • 601.981.1052
This semiannual event features fine crafts and art by nearly 100 Mississippi
and regional artisans, and includes Christmas decorations and other home
décor, clothing, gifts, jewelry and favorite items for children.

Chimneyville Arts Festival
(December 3-5) Mississippi Trade Mart • 601.856.7546
At this ultimate Christmas shopping spree, works by more than 150
juried craftsmen from throughout the Southeast will be on exhibit,
demonstrated and for sale, including crafts in wood, pottery, glass,
fiber, metal, basketry, jewelry and more.