The Mississippi State Fair gets underway Wednesday with Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson cutting the ribbon at 5 p.m.
As usual, the fair features a full lineup of musical entertainment that’s free with your regular admission. Among the entertainers this year are Dirt Road Cadillac, Paul Porter and the Christianaires, Great White, Slaughter and many, many more.
There will be plenty of animal goings on, too, with pig races, a petting zoo, horse, mule and pony pulls, and 4H and FFA livestock shows.
The mile-long midway features all the terrific fair food, rides and games you’ve come to expect from the state fair.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, is First Responders Day at the fair. Police officers, first responders, firefighters, health care workers and medical professionals get in free with I.D. Wednesday, Oct. 14, is All American Day with free admission to all active duty military with I.D.
And don’t forget that you can get free admission every day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For more information, visit the Mississippi State Fair website, download the fair Fun Guide or the Premium Book, which contains complete rules and schedules for every agricultural exhibit and contest from arts and crafts to livestock.
Admission for everyone 6-years-old and older is $5. Children 5 and younger get in free. Parking is also $5.
The fair closes Sunday, Oct. 18. Masks will be worn by fair employees and vendors. Attendees are not required to wear masks although they are highly recommended. Masks will be available for attendees. Other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be followed.