Exploring Events in September

31st Iuka Heritage Festival and Car & Tractor Show
August 31 – September 1
Mineral Springs Park
Iuka, MS
The festival is free for all which includes all day entertainment, vendors with all sorts of crafts, jewelry, clothing, food, etc. The antique car show is held in downtown Iuka. For more information, please contact Sandra Medlin 662-423-8638 or Martha Biggs

Tanger Outlets Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
September 1
Tanger Outlets
Southaven, MS
Noon – 5:00pm
Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll for the First Ever Memphis Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Tanger Outlets in Southaven, MS. Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries. This is a family friendly event. For more info and to purchase tickets visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.

September 1 – 2
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
Sat 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun 10:00am-4:00pm
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. For more information, visit repticon.com or call 863-268-4273.

Turnrow Books Author event with Lisa Patton “Rush”
September 6
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS
Bestselling author Lisa Patton digs deep into exciting new territory with RUSH, a story about mothers and daughters, sisterhood, tradition, and doing the right thing. For more information visit turnrowbooks.com
or call 662-453-5995.

Classic Music Festival
September 7
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
Featuring special guests Tank, K. Michelle, Ro James and Major. For more information, call 662-470-2131 or visit landerscenter.com.

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Festival
September 7 – 9
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
Holly Springs, MS
Highlights include renowned guest speakers, guided nature walks, live animal shows, kids activity zone, wagon rides, nature-themed arts & crafts vendors, native plant sale and up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released! For more information visit strawberry.audubon.org/hummingbird or call 662-252-1155.

DeSoto Family Presents “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”
September 7-16
Landers Center Theater
Southaven, MS
This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Purchase tickets at Landers Center box office 662-470-2131 or Ticketmaster. For additional information visit, dftonline.org or call the box office.

Mississippi Senior Expo and Health Fair
September 11
Brown Missionary Baptist Church
Southaven, MS
9:00am – 2:30pm
Join title sponsor Kroger Pharmacy and over 40 vendors for health screenings, door prizes, flu shots, a fashion parade and more. Register to win a 55” television. Free parking and admission.

The 38th Annual 300 Oaks Road Races
September 15
Greenwood, MS
Races include a 10K run, 5K run, 5K Walk and One-Mile Color Fun Run in Greenwood, Mississippi. Come run some of the most beautiful, shaded streets in Mississippi, including Grand Boulevard, once named by the National Garden Clubs of America as one of the country’s 10 most beautiful streets. Post-race party on the Yazoo River features live entertainment, free food and drinks for participants. Register and find more race info at 300oaks.com or contact the Greenwood-Leflore Chamber of Commerce at

West FIGHT ON Cycle – Run – Walk
September 16
Shelby Farms Park
Memphis, TN
With a full suite of fitness activities including three different cycling distances, a 5K run and a 1 mile walk and culminating with post-race festivities in Celebration Village, West FIGHT ON is an experience unlike any other. Celebration Village hosts vendors, sponsors, kids’ activities, brunch, entertainment, and touching tributes to honor and remember those affected by cancer. For more information visit westfighton.org.

Annual Mid-South Fair
September 20 – 30
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
The Mid-South Fair will be returning to Landers Center! There will be 10 days of fun with exciting carnival midway rides, carnival games, outdoor entertainment, petting zoo, contests, delicious fair food and more. Ride coupons and wristbands can be purchased from booths inside the fair. For more information, call 662-470-2131 or visit midsouthfair.com.

16th Annual Hernando Water Tower Festival
September 21-22
Hernando Courthouse Square
Hernando, MS
Bring the family for two days of fun-filled activities to Hernando’s Water Tower Festival. This free event begins Friday with live music and the BBQ team’s firing up their grills for the annual BBQ contest. Saturday from 9am-3pm enjoy arts and crafts vendors, car show, food vendors, community stage and a free Kidz Zone. End the weekend Saturday night with live music from 7pm-11pm. For more information, visit hernandoms.org or call 662-429-9055.

Indian Bayou Arts & Eats Festival
September 22
Indianola, MS
9:00am – 4:00pm
Handmade arts and crafts, “Food Talk” with Deborah Hunter from MPB, Delta Dog Contest, live music all day, festival food, children’s activities, plus the Craig Claiborne Pecan Pie Competition (2nd year). FREE family fun! For more information, email evelyntog@yahoo.com or call

Waterway Festival and Car Show
September 22
Burnsville, MS
Arts & crafts, car show, food vendors, 5K run, live music and more. Fun for the entire family! For more information visit burnsvillems.com or call 662-279-0234.

Down on Main Concert Series
September 22
Downtown Tupelo, MS
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Featuring Crossroad Band, Oxford All-Stars Band, Baggage Up Band, Sam Mosley, Jamie Baker & the VIPs and TK Soul. Join us on September 22 for a special Down On Main event. For the first time, Down on Main is partnering with the Communities Forward Festival to bring you an event unlike any other. You won’t want to miss this! For more information visit tupelomainstreet.com or call 662-841-6598.
Cedar Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize
Sep 22 – Nov 3
Cedar Hill Farm
Hernando, MS
Take a tractor drawn hayride out to the pumpkin patch and let the kids pick their own pumpkin. All sizes, shapes and colors to choose from. Try your luck in the Hay Maze and large Corn Maize. Spend the whole day and enjoy a farm fresh dinner or supper in the Country Kitchen and browse the Country Store. No Pets! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit gocedarhillfarm.com or call

Justin Moore
September 27
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
For more information, call 662-470-2131, visit
landerscenter.com or ticketmaster.com.

The Pumpkin Patch
September 29 – October 27
Merry Christmas Tree Farm
Nesbit, MS
Merry Christmas Tree Farm also has a pumpkin patch! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin. Price depends on size of pumpkin. Also available to purchase are mums, corn, corn stalks and hay. Picking hours are Fridays, noon-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-5pm and Sundays, noon-5pm. For more information, call 662-429-9462 or visit merrychristmastreefarm.com.

Charity Golf Tournament For Veterans
September 29
Cherokee Valley Golf Club
Olive Branch, MS
Noon – 8:00pm
Medal of Honor Recipients SSG (r) Sal Giunta, SSG (r) Clint Romesha and SGT (r) Kyle White will be honored guests for this event. Along with Medal of Honor guests, members of the veteran community in DeSoto are invited to be guests of two complimentary foursomes. Immediately following the golf tournament there will be a dinner and auction open to the public. Registration fee includes round of golf and dinner. For more information, email dmoore1776@aol.com or lcarruth@taskforceresolute.com or call 662-893-4444.

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