Mississippi State Fair daily schedule!

 

 

The fair will take place October 2-14 at the MS State Fairgrounds, and Commissioner Andy Gipson invites you to join in the festivities of the 160th Mississippi State Fair! The Commissioner will open the gates with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday the 2nd at 5pm.

Check out our daily fair schedule!

Wednesday, October 2

Gates open and Frank Foster!

  • Gates open: 5 pm
  • Ride start: 5 pm
  • Gates close: 11 pm

Ride deals:

  • Sneak-A-Peek: guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 5 pm – 11 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 5 pm: Ribbon cutting
  • Farm Bureau Petting Zoo: Midway near Gate 1
  • Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 5 pm – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 5 pm – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 6 pm & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 6 pm and 7:15 pm: Wolf Trap Trio on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway
  • 7:30 pm: Frank Foster at the Budweiser Stage

 

Thursday, October 3

MUSIC ON THE MIDWAY!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deals:

  • $2 Thursday Ride Special: per person/per ride from 2pm- 10pm

 

Daily shows & events:

  • Free admission until 1 pm
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 2 pm: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 4 pm – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 6 pm and 7:15 pm: Wolf Trap Trio on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway
  • 7:30 pm: Music on the Midway with Dear Silas, Newscast, Seth Power Music and local favorite Vitamin Cea on the Budweiser Stage on the Midway

©Cat Green

Friday, October 4

Ride-A-Thon and TB Ledford & the Accumulators!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 1 am

Ride deals:

  • Ride-A-Thon: guests can purchase wristbands for unlimited rides for $25 from 9 pm – 1 am
  • Kid’s Day: Rides for kids are all 1 coupon less from 12 pm – 6 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 11 am: Free admission until 1 pm
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 4 pm – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm: TB Ledford & The Accumulators

©Cat Green

Saturday, October 5

Delta Mountain Boys and Jerry Brooks & Jack!

  • Gates open: 9 am
  • Ride start: 10 am
  • Gates close: 12 am

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am: Ferris Wheel Run Against Traffick 5K
    • Junior Market Steer Show – Judging Arena
    • Junior Commercial Beef Heifer Show – Judging Arena (begins after market steer)
  • 9 am: Gates Open
  • 10 am Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 10 am – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 10 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 10 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 11 am: Wild Hog Challenge Winner Announced at Trustmark Stage
  • 11 am, 2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 3 pm, & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 & 2:30 pm Jerry Brooks & Jack on the Trustmark
  • 1 pm: Junior Lamb Shows – Barn 8

 

©Cat Green

Sunday, October 6

Crossgates and the Bridge Church Night of Worship!

  • Gates open: 10 am
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am: Junior Cattlemen’s Assn. Meeting – Sales Arena
  • 10 am: Gates Open
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 11 am Beef Showmanship – Judging Arena
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 12 Noon: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm: & 8 pm Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 3 pm, & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 6 pm: Crossgates and the Bridge Church Night of Worship at the Main Stage on the Midway
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm: Jay Herrington at the Trustmark Stage on the Midway

 

Monday, October 7

Blues Monday!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal: 

  • Ride Survivor: Guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 2 pm to 10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am: Junior Beef Breeding Show – Judging Arena
  • 10 am: Open Market Swine Show – Swine Barn
  • 10:15 am: Junior Market Hog Show – Swine Barn
  • 11 am: Gates Open – Free admission until 1 pm
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 2 pm: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 4 pm – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm: Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers
  • 7:30 pm: Blues Monday on the Budweiser Stage on the Midway

©Cat Green

Tuesday, October 8

Barkays and the MS Cattlemen’s Association Celebrity Beef Cookout contest!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • Ride-A-Thon: guests can purchase wristbands for unlimited rides for $27 from 2 pm – 10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am: Stock Dog Trials – Kirk Fordice Equine Center
  • 10:30 am: Celebrity beef cookout contest at the Trustmark stage
  • 11 am: Free admission until 1 pm
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 2 pm: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 4 pm – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm Bill, Temperance & Jeff on the Trustmark on the Midway
  • 7:30 pm: Barkays on the Budweiser Stage on the Midway

©Cat Green

Wednesday, October 9

Michael Ray and Senior American Day!

  • Gates open: 9 am
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • Ride-A-Thon: guests can purchase wristbands for unlimited rides for $27 from 2 pm – 10 am

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am: Stock Dog Trials – Kirk Fordice Equine Center
  • 9 am: Gates Open – Free admission until 1 pm
  • 9 am- noon: Senior American Day- Mississippi Egg Marketing Board will provide
    a nutritious tasting of quiche for a snack. Flu and Pneumonia Shots
    administered by Walmart inside the Tent
  • 10 am – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 2 pm: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm: Voices of Mobile on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway
  • 7:30 pm: Michael Ray on the Budweiser Stage on the Midway

Thursday, October 10

Blackberry Smoke!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • $2.00 Ride Special (Per Person/Per Ride) until 10 pm

Daily shows & events: 

  • 11 am: Gates Open – Free admission until 1 pm
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 2 pm: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 4 pm: Jr. Dairy Quiz Bowl – Kirk Fordice Equine Center
  • 4 pm – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm: TB Ledford & The Accumulators on the Trustmark Stage
  • 7:30 pm: Blackberry Smoke on the Budweiser Stage on the Midway

©Cat Green

Friday, October 11

Luckenbach Willie Nelson Tribute Band and Kid’s Day!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 1 am

Ride deals:

  • Ride-A-Thon: guests can pay $25 for unlimited rides from 9 pm-1 am
  • Kid’s Day: Rides for kids are all 1 coupon less from 12 pm-6 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am: Open Dairy Cattle Show – Judging Area
  • 10 am: Dairy Sweetheart & Market Goat Princess Contests – Kirk Fordice Equine Center
  • 11 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon: Goat Showmanship – Barn 7
  • 12 Noon: 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Doe Show – Barn 7 (Start 15 minutes after Goat Showmanship)
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 1 pm: 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Show – Barn 8
  • 1 pm: Two-Year-Old Holstein Futurity – Judging Arena
  • 1:15 pm: Two-Year-Old Jersey Futurity – Judging Arena
  • 4 pm – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 7 pm: Special Dairy Classes – Judging Arena
  • 6 pm & 7:15 pm – Luckenbach, a Willie Nelson Tribute Band, on the Budweiser stage

©Cat Green

Saturday, October 12

Harmony & Grits and Magnolia Drive! 

  • Gates open: 9 am
  • Ride start: 10 am
  • Gates close: 12 am

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am: MGA Open Dairy Goat Show – Barn 8
  • 8:30 am:  Junior Dairy Cattle Show – Judging Area
  • 8:30 am: Junior Market Goat Show – Barn 7
  • 10 am – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 10 am – 8 pm: FFA Children’s Barnyard – Barn 6
  • 10 am: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 10 am: Fiddle Contest at Trustmark Stage
  • 10 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 11 am: Mule Pull at Kirk Fordice Equine Center
  • 11 am: Wild Hog Challenge Winner Announced at Trustmark Stage
  • Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 3 pm, & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 11 am, 2 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm Harmony & Grits on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway
  • 6 & 7:15 pm Magnolia Drive on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway

©Cat Green

Sunday, October 13

Hallelujah Cellebration & the Mississippi Mass Choir!

  • Gates open: 10 am
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deals:

  • Ride-A-Thon: guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 4 pm-10 pm

Daily shows and events:

  • 8 am: MGA Open Dairy Goat Show – Barn 8
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 11 am – 10 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 12 Noon: Rides and Ice Dome Open
  • 12 Noon: Tractor Pull – Kirk Fordice
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon, 3 pm, & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 6 pm: Hallelujah Celebration on the Main Stage on the Midway
  • 6 & 7:15 pm: Harmony & Grits on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway

Monday, October 14

Last Blast!

  • Gates open: 9 am
  • Ride start: 10 am
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deals:

  • Last Blast: guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 10 am-10 pm

Daily shows and events:

  • 10 am – 10 pm: Farm Bureau Petting Zoo – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon – 9 pm: Biscuit Booth
  • 12 Noon, 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm & 8 pm: Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm: Fetch-N-Fish by LOCALiQ – Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm: Great American Thrill Show
  • 6 & 7:15 pm: Crooked Creek String Band on the Trustmark Stage on the Midway

Check out our general information guide here:

Guide to the Mississippi State Fair!

Free Admission & Parking on weekdays 11am-1pm.