Exploring Events in October
Natchez Fall Pilgrimage
Through October 14
As the trees change colors they create a stunning backdrop for the historic Natchez architecture and garden tours. Explore some of the most well-known estates and learn about their history. For more information visit natchezpilgrimage.com/fall-pilgrimage or
ARTS in the Alley
October 1 – 31
Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street
Olive Branch, MS
Visit this free outdoor art gallery, located next the Chamber of Commerce. Paintings by local artists are rotated periodically. Sponsored by Olive Branch Arts Council. For more information visit obarts.com or
Carrollton Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival
October 4 – 5
9:00am – 5:00pm
Tours of historic home, churches and places of interest. Arts & crafts, food vendors, music, children’s entertainment and more. For more information visit
Trash & Treasures along the Tenn-Tom Waterway
October 4 – 5
50+ miles of yard sales. For more information
Bukka White Blues Festival
October 4 – 5
Non-stop blues on the banks of the Tenn Tom Waterway. Blues festival with Ribs On The River BBQ Contest, Bob Tartar exotic Animal show, Gator Bait Kayak Race, kids activites, arts & crafts, great food and fun! For more information visit bukkawhitebluesfestival.com.
Cedar Hill Haunted Farm
October 4 – November 2
Cedar Hill Farm
Let Cedar Hill Farm entertain and scare you! Attractions include Flashlight Corn Maize & Hayride, Trail of Terror and Sensturbia. Trail of Terror and Sensturbia not recommended to anyone under the age of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit halloween.gocedarhillfarm.com or call 662-429-2540.
42nd Annual Olive Branch Octoberfest
Olive Branch City Park
Olive Branch, MS
This festival offers residents and visitors alike an abundance of crafts, games, food and more. For more information call 662-893-5219 or visit obms.us/city-departments/parks-and-recreation.
Hernando’s Annual Play Day in the Park
Games, activities, music and food – A FREE day of play for the whole community! For more information
call 662-429-2688 or visit hernandorec.com.
Repticon Reptile Show
October 5 – 6
Repticon is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Admission $10 adults, $5 children 5-12 yrs. and free under age 5. To purchase online tickets or for more information visit repticon.com or call 863-268-4273.
King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 9 -12
Featuring Ruthie Foster, Delbert McClinton, Mr. Sipp, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many more! For more information visit kingbiscuitfestival.com or
Lauren Ashley Daigle is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Tickets can be purchased in person at the LANDERS Center Box Office, online through Ticketmaster.com, or through the Ticketmaster mobile app.
DeSoto Arts Council presents A Blues Jubilee
One Memphis Street
6:00pm – 11:30pm
An evening of blues, barbecues and art. For more information visit desotoarts.com or call 662-404-2465.
Pink Palace Crafts Fair
October 11 – 13
The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is back bigger and better than ever for its 47th year. The public is invited to come shop, play and explore. In addition to over 100 of the world’s best craftsmen and artists, this year’s Crafts Fair will feature lots of fun activities for kids including the Kid’s Activities Tent, Craftsman Demonstration Tent, Petting Zoo and the ever-popular choo-choo train. For more information visit memphismuseums.org.
Front Porch Jubilee
A fundraiser to benefit The Friends of the Von Theatre. Tickets $5. for more information visit
Horn Lake Food Truck Festival
Latimer Lakes Park
Horn Lake, MS
Join in the fun with craft vendors, live music and of course many food trucks. Sponsored by Belhaven University DeSoto. For additional information visit
hornlakeparks.com or call 662-393-9897.
Hernando Water Tower 10K Race
Hernando Courthouse Square
Running enthusiasts from the Mid-South and beyond are invited to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” to participate in Hernando’s ninth annual “Water Tower 10K” road race which will highlight the city’s historic districts as well as one of its most-beloved local landmarks. Proceeds from the race will benefit Hernando Excel By 5’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library. After-race party activities include live music by popular “home-grown” musicians, great door prizes, food and beverages provided by local vendors. For additional information or registration, call 662-429-9092 or visit hernandowatertower10k.racesonline.com.
Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series
$5 tickets at creativeagingmidsouth.org/senior-art-series. Tennessee Shakespeare presents Romeo & Juliet. Limited wheelchair seating is available; to reserve a wheelchair space call 901-272-3434.
Cocktails, Canapes’ & Cats!
6:00pm Cocktails and 7:30pm Cats. Tickets $125. Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres and performance. For tickets visit creativeagingmidsouth.org/cocktails-canapes-cats or
Heritage Pioneer Days in Frenchman’s Bend
Union County Heritage Museum
New Albany, MS
Storytelling festival, hands-on history, family event. For more information visit ucheritagemuseum.com or
27th Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
October 17 – 19
Sponsored by Coahoma Community College. Events include the unveiling of a Mississippi Writers Trail Marker for great American playwright, Tennessee Williams. For a complete, regularly updated schedule of events and Delta Lawn Party tickets please visit DeltaWilliamsFestival.com.
Hernando Rotary Club’s Hernando Brewfest
Jim Seay’s Courtyard. 315 Losher Street, Suite 100.
Sample local craft beers, food from local restaurants and enjoy live music while supporting charities.
Visit hernandobrewfest.com for more information.
DeSoto Family Theatre presents “High School Musical”
Landers Family Theatre
A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High’s social order. For more information visit dftonline.org.
34th Annual Great Mississippi River Balloon Race
October 18 – 20
In addition to history, spectacular views of the Mississippi River, hot-air balloons, and live music, the festival includes a balloon glow, fireworks display, arts and crafts fair, carnival rides, and a bier-garten featuring regional craft beers. For more information visit
natchezballoonfestival.com or call 601-442-2500.
24th Annual Walls Fall Festival
Minor Memorial United Methodist Church
Free admission! In addition to vendor and craft booths, there will be children’s inflatables and games, live musical entertainment, silent auction and various community exhibits. For more information call 662-781-1333 or visit minormemorial.org/fall-festival.
Peppa Pig Live!
Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL-NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! For more information visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-3000.
House of Grace hosts The Purse Project Luncheon
The Red Barn Reception Hall
11:30am – 2:00pm
Benefiting the House of Grace, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children. Event includes a luncheon, fashion show, and auction. Reservations are $40.00 per person. For more information visit houseofgracedv.org.
The Avett Brothers
Tickets can be purchased in person at the LANDERS Center Box Office, online through Ticketmaster.com, or through the Ticketmaster mobile app.