Exploring Events in October
Holiday Open Houses:
November 8 – 10:
November 10 – 11:
New Albany, MS
Holly Springs, MS
Old Towne Olive Branch, MS
Kudzu Playhouse presents “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR”
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. For more information, call 888-429-7871 or
Helen Brett Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair
November 1 – 4
The Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair is a cash and carry show as well as order writing. This market attracts 5,000 buyers and has 250 booths which include children’s items, home decor, jewelry, personal beauty, women’s fashions and gourmet items. For more information call 662-470-2131 or visit helenbrettexhibits.com/1806-southhaven/.
Parks & Craft Fair
The Gale Center
8:00am – 2:00pm
A holiday market for the community. For more information call 662-429-2688, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hernandorec.com.
USO Dinner & Dance
The Gin at Nesbit
Doors open at 6:30, Dinner served at 7:00. Music featuring a Live 22 Piece Big Band, Music City Swing out of Nashville, TN.1940’s attire encouraged, 4 course meal from Scotty’s Smokehouse Catering. For more information
6th Annual City of Horn Lake Winn & Annie Ruth Brown Memorial Veteran’s Day Breakfast and Program
Landers Center Convention Hall
Guest speaker Mr. Olin Pickens, whom was captured in 1943. For more information contact AJ Linville at email@example.com or call 662-342-3482.
Mississippi Cornhole Classic
Batesville Civic Center
Online registration available on Eventzilla. Food trucks, BYOB, merchandise. Free to spectators. For more information visit facebook/mscornhole.
Walk For Wishes
For more information visit walkforwishesmidsouth.org.
Senatobia’s Christmas Open House & Bazaar
10:00am – 3:00pm
Enjoy the “NEW” Santa’s workshop, ArtWalk, wagon rides, bank drawings and more. For more information
41st Annual Hernando Christmas Open House
November 10 – 11
Shop and visit participating businesses in and around Hernando. Sunday is official Open House, however, Saturday is preview day for some businesses. Santa picture packages will be available for purchase on Sunday. For more information, visit hernandoms.org or call 662-429-9055.
18th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon
Southaven Multi-Purpose Arena
In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Mayor’s office and the City of Southaven will host an annual Appreciation Luncheon in honor of military veterans from all branches. Cost is free for veterans and $10 for guests. For more information,
call 662-280-2489 or visit southaven.org.
Hernando Veterans Parade
Hernando Courthouse Square
Lest we forget what our veterans have done for us, help us publicly offer our thanks, respect and admiration by attending the parade Monday, November 12. All veterans are encouraged to participate. Motor vehicles will be provided for those veterans for whom walking is difficult. For more information or to sign up, visit hernandoveteransparade.com or call Carolyn Young at 901-634-1548.
Merry Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shop
November 17 – December 24
Merry Christmas Tree Farm is the number one tree farm in the Mid-South, with a huge selection of Christmas trees in a variety of sizes. Take a free hayride into the tree farm during the holidays and choose and cut your favorite tree or it can be cut for you. For easier handling, trees are netted at no extra charge. Pre-cut trees and wreaths are also available. For more information, call 662-429-9462 or
Cedar Hill Farm Christmas Tree Farm
November 19 – December 23
Cedar Hill Farm
During the Christmas season, Cedar Hill Farm will be open for families to choose and cut their Christmas tree right from the farm. Take a hayride out to the back forty and pick out the perfect tree. There is no admission to the farm during Christmas! For more information, visit gocedarhillfarm.com call 662-429-2540.
18th Annual Southern Lights
November 22 – December 30
Drive through the 116-acre park with 500,000 twinkling lights. Cars can tune to five FM radio stations playing Christmas music as they ride through the park. Don’t miss the Christmas Tree Farm synchronized to music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Weekdays dark- 9pm & weekends dark-10pm; closed Christmas Day. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit southaven.org or
Cedar Hill Farm Cookies & Milk with Santa
November 23 – December 23
Cedar Hill Farm
For $9.95 plus tax, you can visit with Santa and have your picture taken, while enjoying light refreshments. Price also includes admission to the petting zoo, train ride, chicken show, play areas and hayride. There is no cost, if you are just observing and taking pictures. For more information, call 662-429-2540 or visit gocedarhillfarm.com.
Memphis Arts Collective
November 23 – January 3
Artists and artisans will be showing work in mediums including: painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, metal working, fiber and textile arts, soap and candle making, cartooning, mixed media, retro collectibles, printmaking, glass work, and holiday ornaments among others. Opening night celebration and silent auction benefit on Friday, November 23 from 6 pm-9 pm. For more information visit memphisartscollective.com or
Shop Small Business Saturday
In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday
shopping to small businesses. For more information visit facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.
Red and Greenwood Weekend
Main Street Greenwood presents the Lighting of the Courthouse at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Chamber’s Outdoor Holiday Movie on the courthouse lawn at 6:30 p.m. FREE admission! Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information visit greenwoodms.com or
ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. Purchase tickets at Landers Center box office, 662-470-2131 or Ticketmaster.com.
New Albany Holiday Tour of Homes
Union County Heritage Museum
New Albany, MS
1:30pm – 4:00pm
The four homes on the tour are in the Northside Historic District and are turn of the century homes in one of the oldest sections of New Albany. Live music and light refreshments will be part of the festive event. Tickets for the tour are $10 for the four homes and can be purchased from any garden club member and at the museum. For more information call the museum at 662-538-0014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.