Exploring Events in October

“Who, What, Wear?”
Through October 22
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Laurel, MS
A collaboration with fashion and theater design professors and students from Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi brings to life paintings at the Lauren Rogers Museum. Students researched and then recreated garments, which are displayed next to the paintings that inspired them. For information call 601-649-6374 or visit www.LRMA.org.

A Cast of Blues
Through October 7
DeSoto Arts Council
Hernando, MS
The exhibit is composed of life-cast masks of blues musicians, sculpted by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, a resident of Como, MS, known for her work in preserving the history of the blues. The artist invites everyone to “please touch” these masks. For more information, call 662- 404-3361 or email dac.desotoarts@gmail.com.

Natchez Fall Pilgrimage
Through October 9
Natchez, MS
Each September and October, Natchez welcomes guests into its historic homes, this time for two weeks that include beautiful tours of autumn gardens and evening entertainment in the homes. For more information visit natchezpilgrimage.com or call 800-647-6742.

King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 4 – 7
Helena, AR
Founded in 1986, the King Biscuit Blues Festival is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Held for three full days, tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts from all over the world converge on historic downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear performances on the banks of the Mississippi River. Lineup includes Gov’t Mule, Paul Thorn, JJ Grey & Mofro and Tab Benoit. For more information and a complete lineup visit kingbiscuitfestival.com or call 870-572-5223.

158th Mississippi State Fair
October 4 – 15
Jackson, MS
Carnival rides, games, food, petting zoo and music. For more information visit mdac.ms.gov.

Crown Benefit: Boots and Bow Ties
Presented by Junior Auxiliary of DeSoto County
October 6
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
Benefiting children of DeSoto County. Dinner, dancing, silent auction and live music by “Almost Famous” . For tickets email online@jadesoto.gives.

Tallahatchie Riverfest
October 6 – 7
New Albany, MS
Diamond Rio, street market, pet parade, carnival and more fun for the entire family! For more information
visit tallahatchieriverfest.com.
Trash and Treasures Along the Tenn-Tom
October 6 – 7
Tishomingo County, MS
For more information call 662-423-0051 or visit tishomingofunhere.org.

Carrollton Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival
October 6 – 7
Carrollton, MS
Tours of historic homes and churches, arts and crafts, food vendors, music and children’s entertainment. For more information email carrolltonmstours@gmail.com.

Hernando Water Tower Festival and 10K
October 6 – 7
Historic Square
Hernando, MS
The weekend will begin with the much anticipated BBQ competition and live music on Friday. On Saturday, attendees can enjoy arts and crafts vendors, a car show, 10K race, a community stage, a FREE kids zone, and live music! For more information visit hernandoms.org or
call 662-429-9055.

Panola Playhouse Presents “Steal Magnolias”
October 6 – 15
Panola Playhouse
Sardis, MS
Directed by Buddy Hart. For more information visit panolaplayhouse.com or call 662-487-3975.

Sardis Fall Fest
October 7
Main Street
Sardis, MS
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Antique tractor show, bounce house, dunkin’ booth, face painting, food & craft vendors. For more information email info@sardisms.com or call 662-473-7681.

Author event with Finn Murphy- “Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road”
October 18
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS
A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. For more information visit turnrowbooks.com.

Moorhead Garden Club Presents: Bicentennial Birthday Bash for the State of Mississippi
October 19
Calhoun Park
Moorhead, MS
Guest speaker will be Gov. Phil Bryant. Dedication of “Moorhead’s Salute to America” monument and tribute to the 16 fallen troops that “Gave Their All” on July 10, 2017. Admission is free. For more information call 662-207-3010, 662-392-3247 or 662-207-2480.

Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium
October 19 – 21
MUW Campus
Columbus, MS
A diverse group of Southern writers and scholars are invited to present their work. A highlight of the symposium is the announcement of the Eudora Welty Prize for an unpublished book of scholarship. For more information visit www.visitcolumbusms.org.

Delta Hot Tamale Festival
October 19 – 21
Greenwood, MS
The Delta Hot Tamale Festival is a fun-filled three-day event that celebrates local and regional artists, musicians, and tamale makers as well as some of the South’s most influential chefs and writers. For complete event and vendor details visit hottamalefest.com or call 662-378-3121.

32nd Great Mississippi River Balloon Race
October 20 – 22
Grounds of Rosalie Mansion
Natchez, MS
Live music, over 50 hot air balloons, food vendors, arts & crafts, local craft beers and more. For more information visit natchezballoonrace.com.

17th Annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 22
Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the non-competitive 5K walk starts at 3 p.m. There is no cost to register; however, teams are encouraged to raise funds to support the Society’s life-saving mission. Sign up today and help save lives by visiting MakingStridesWalk.org/MemphisTN or call the American Cancer Society at 901-278-2091.

Jason Aldean with Chris Young, Kane Brown & Deejay Silver
October 27
BancorpSouth Arena
Tupelo, MS
For tickets call 662-841-6528 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Rockhaven with Brett Michaels, Tora Tora and Roxy Blue
October 28
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Southaven, MS
Celebrating 40 years of Rock 103. Tickets can be purchased at BankPlus Amphitheater box office, ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.