One of the great traditions of summer in the True South is to attend an outdoor festival or fair for a taste of the diverse cultural heritage displayed across Mississippi. Many of these are annual events that draw locals and visitors alike to enjoy long-standing traditions.
“Throughout the summer, there are many authentic festivals and fairs taking place in communities across Mississippi that showcase the unique aspects of our state’s Southern culture.” said Sandy Bynum, spokesperson for the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. “Now is a great time to plan a trip and experience the True South’s most interesting events of the summer.”
The following is just a sampling of the entertaining festivals and fairs you can experience this month in Mississippi:
Enjoy four fun-filled days from July 11 to 14 in Choctaw, near Philadelphia, where Choctaw tribal culture infuses each day’s activities at the 63rd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair, including tribal arts, crafts, dances, food and the action of World Championship Stickball.
Sponsored by Main Street Corinth, the unique 25th Annual Slugburger Festival in Corinth from July 12 to 14 is named after a unique burger. It features a slugburger-eating contest, carnival rides, a variety of food vendors and musical performances, including the popular Slug Idol competition.
Since 1978, the Mississippi Watermelon Festival in Mize on July 20 and 21 has celebrated the delicious, ripe, world-famous Smith County watermelons.
The Natchez Food and Wine Festival in Natchez from July 27 to 29 has become one of the most anticipated events in the area with an agenda taking you from one remarkable eating and wine tasting experience to the next.
Go to Visit Mississippi and click on “EVENTS” to get all of the details and specifics about events and many more happening all summer in the True South.
For more information about top events in Mississippi take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Mississippi.