2020 Fall Events and Festivals Guide

It's ~fall y'all~! Things may look a little different due to the pandemic, but that doesn't stop the fun fall events and festivities from happening! Here is a list of 2020 Fall events and festivals going on this year! We will constantly be updating this list, but let us know if we missed your favorite fall event!

OCTOBER 7 - 18

161st Mississippi State Fair

Join the Mississippi Fair Commission and the Department of Agriculture and Commerce for the 161st Mississippi State Fair! The fair will run from Wednesday, October 7th until Sunday, October 25th (has been extended from previous end date of October 18th) .

COVID-19 Guidelines

The CDC advises that people of any age who have serious underlying
medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from
Coronavirus. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether
to attend. By coming to the Fair, you acknowledge and agree that you
assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.

FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Please practice social distancing, take advantage of our sanitization
stations, and be respectful in lines, on rides, and with our vendors as we
utilize sanitizing and safety protocols.
To learn more about COVID-19 updates, visit msstatefair.com
Guide to the Mississippi State Fair 2020!

Guide to the Mississippi State Fair 2020!

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OCTOBER 8

Canton Fall Flea Market

Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the Flea Market as well as Canton’s surrounding merchants. The Canton Flea Market features:

  • Antique & Gift Square of Mississippi
  • Quality fine art at below gallery prices
  • Antiques & unique handcrafted arts
  • Convenient parking throughout the city

Learn more here!

Fondren Restaurant Week
© Foudren Renaissance Foundation

OCTOBER 10-18

Fondren Restaurant Week

Visit more than 20 locally-owned restaurants, bars, and coffee houses in Fondren for Fondren Restaurant Week, Oct 10 – 18.  Participating Restaurants are all within walking distance of each other – for a safe and socially distanced experience in Jackson’s best known arts and entertainment district. For participating restaurants Click Here!

For Special events and promotions visit @VisitFondren  on Instagram.

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OCTOBER 7-10, 14-17, 21-24

MS Ag Museum’s Pumpkin Adventure

Join the Ag Museum on October 7-10, 14-17 and 21-24 during the hours:

  • Weekdays:     9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   
  • Saturdays:     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This event is $8 per person and free for kids under 2.
“The Museum’s Pumpkin Adventure will include the following: a hay ride around the museum grounds and Small Town, Mississippi; a delicious, complementary snack of cookies and milk, a self-guided tour of the Heritage Center Gallery; and a small pumpkin of choice to take home.”

Learn more here!

house of haunted fields
© House of Haunted Fields

OCTOBER 12

House of Haunted Fields Attraction

House of Haunted Fields have made their attraction COVID-19 compliant with an an all new Terror Trail lined up, just for 2020. This is a no touch event.  Experience the attraction on Friday & Saturday Nights in October 7 p.m. to Midnight $10 per person. Short wait times. Check out their Events Tab for individual listings and updated info for each event night.

Learn more here!

The District Eastover
© The District Eastover

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

District Thursdays at Eastover

LIVE music is back! Thursday nights from 6-8pm. The District at Eastover’s outdoor green-space, known as “The District Green,” features real grass and lawn chairs, providing the perfect landing spot for a family outing and “go-cup” sipping.

Learn more here!

OCTOBER 16, 17 & 18

Great Mississippi River Balloon Race aka Natchez Balloon Festival

*COVID-19 UPDATE

The Natchez Balloon Festival Committee wholeheartedly understands the annual community and economic importance of our event. We were hopeful that the effects of COVID-19 would diminish over the last several months as we continued to make plans for this year. Unfortunately, that has not been the case and we have made changes accordingly.

In consideration of the health and safety concerns of our sponsors, pilots, volunteers, partners, festival attendees, and the community, we have made the difficult decision to hold the event without the festival and music portion of the Natchez Balloon Festival for 2020. However, hot air balloons will still be flying that weekend! We are currently making plans with our pilots, sponsors, and community partners for balloons to fly and glow in Natchez on our scheduled weekend of October 16, 17, and 18. We will release additional information as details are finalized. For 34 years, the Natchez Balloon Festival has brought our community together. Year 35 will continue that tradition, although in ways unique to 2020.

Learn more here!

North Park Fall Fest
© Courtesy of NorthPark

OCTOBER 17

Fall Fest 2020: A Community Give Back Event
Chalk Walk | Farmer’s Market | Artist Alley | Community Mural | Paw Bar & Pet Adoption

Join NorthPark for a day of community and celebration. Help them reach their goal of providing 50,000 meals to families in Mississippi through the MS Food Network by participating in the Chalk Walk and Community Mural. Support local businesses, farmers and creators while you shop and dine. Show your pup the sweet life while supporting the Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter at our Paw Bar- mini puppy salon- or adopt a new member of your family at the adoption event Puppy Kissing Booth.

For Tickets Click Here!

For event updates and information on becoming a Vendor at the Farmer’s Market or Artist Alley Text FALLFEST to 89881.

Learn more here!

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Making the Masters at MCM

Making Masters is MCM’s daily STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) program that provides children the opportunity to explore a variety of topics, including engineering, environmental science, and mathematics through hands-on, arts-integrated activities and programs. Join us daily at 3:00 pm in Outside the Lines!

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Harvest Fest
© MS AG Museum

NOVEMBER 3-7

Annual Harvest Fest

“The annual Harvest Festival will take place on November 3-7, 2020 as Small Town Mississippi comes to life each day from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Live demonstrations throughout the museum grounds will give visitors a glimpse of Mississippi’s past and show the impact agriculture has made on our lives. Demonstrations will include the operation of the Cotton Gin, Saw Mill, Cane Mill, Print Shop, Blacksmith Shop and More!

Wagon, Train, and Carousel Rides will be available each day for $1 per rider. Stop by the General Store or the Filling Station for snacks and souvenirs.”

November 3-7, 2020
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7
Children $5 (ages 3-18)

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NOVEMBER 4-7

Mistletoe Marketplace

The Junior League of Jackson puts on the holiday shopping affair with shopping, dining, spectacular events and more!
For Tickets Click Here!

For details regarding Covid-19 Guidelines and general FAQs Click Here

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Check back with us for updates and even more 2020 Fall Events and Festivals to be added!