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Fall Festivals in Mississippi

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by Kaitlin (subscribe)
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Published July 11th 2011
Image appears courtesy of IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Quad-City Times website)


Mississippi is beautiful in the fall and with a variety of festivals occurring during the season, there's sights, sounds, special events and fun to be found - you just have to look. Mississippi in the fall has blues and jazz festivals, various food festivals and heritage festivals and many more types of festivals. With so many festivals in Mississippi, there is bound to be a festival to meet everyone's festival needs.

The Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival

The Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival is held every year in Westpoint, Mississippi to commemorate the contribution that Howlin' Wolf made to the blues genre. The festival highlights the many musicians that have made Mississippi a well-known historical center for the blues. Past festivals have featured musicians such as Paul "Wine" Jones, the Kenny Brown Blues Band and J.B. and the Midnighters.

The Annual Children's Literary Festival

The Annual Children's Literary Festival is held in Mound Bayou in the Mississippi Delta region and is a celebration of community, family and individual literacy. The Annual Children's Literary Festival aims to highlight the importance of literacy and encourage communities and families to aid in children's literacy learning. The Annual Children's Literary Festival features a wide range of books, from the arts to the humanities, and provides opportunities for communities, families and individuals to be informed on current literary trends and purchase books.

The Annual Ocean Springs Art Walk

The Annual Ocean Springs Art Walk is a unique opportunity to experience some of Mississippi's finest artists, while enjoying a leisurely stroll through Ocean Springs Mississippi. Located just across the Bay from Biloxi, Ocean Springs is a beautiful town with a colourful and creative community. The Annual Ocean Springs Art Walk is normally held on the first Saturday in the first week of September and should not be missed.

The Hernando Water Tower Festival

The Hernando Water Tower Festival is full of community spirit and fun for the whole family. Get your picnic rug ready, as the Hernando Water Tower Festival opens with a community wide picnic held in the Town Square, and from there everyone can walk around and enjoy the rest of the festival. The Hernando Water Tower Festival features a Farmers Market, BBQ tasting tent, Arts & Crafts, Vintage Car Show, a Family fun run and much more.
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When: Fall
Where: Mississippi
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