In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

A Guide to: The Mississippi State Fair

 

 

The fair will take place October 3-14 at the MS State Fairgrounds, and Commissioner Andy Gipson invites you to join in the festivities of the 159th Mississippi State Fair! The Commissioner will open the gates with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday the 3rd at 5pm.
Check out our daily fair schedule!

Wednesday, October 3

Ribbon cutting and Chris Janson!

  • 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
  • 7:30 pm- Chris Janson at the Budweiser Stage

 

©Cat Green

Thursday, October 4

Hinder and Pig Races!

  • Gates open: 11 am (free admission until 1 pm)
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deals:

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

 

Daily shows & events:

  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard at Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm – Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7:30 pm – Hinder at the Budweiser stage

©Cat Green

Friday, October 5

Ride-A-Thon and Hannah Belle!

  • Gates open: 11 am (free admission until 1 pm)
  • 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 – 10 pm FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am – 10 pm Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 pm – Rides Open
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 5 pm-7 pm – Clogging at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 8 pm – Hannah Belle on the Budweiser Stage

©Cat Green

Saturday, October 6

Goodpaper of the Reverend Robert Mortimer and a Fiddle Contest!

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

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am – Junior Market Steer Show – Judging Arena (two rings) followed by Junior Commercial Beef Heifer Show – Judging Arena (two rings)
  • 9 am – Gates Open
  • 10 am – Fiddle Contest under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 10 am – Rides Open
  • 10 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 10 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 11 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 1 pm, & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart
  • 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm – Junior Lamb Shows in Barn 8 (lambs released after showing)
  • 5 pm-7 pm – Clogging under the  Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 8pm – Goodpaper of the Reverend Robert Mortimer on the Budweiser Stage

 

©Cat Green

Sunday, October 7

Jason and Destiny Project and the Biscuit Booth!

  • Gates open: 11 am
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9:30 am – Devotional Service in the Sales Arena
  • 11 am – Beef Showmanship in the Judging Arena (two rings)
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger in the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie in the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 6 pm – Jason and Destiny Project on the Budweiser stage
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent

 

©Cat Green

Monday, October 8

En Vogue and Ride Survivor Deal!

  • Gates open: 11 am (free admission until 1 pm)
  • Ride start: 12 noon
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal: 

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

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am – Junior Beef Breeding Show at the Judging Arena (two rings); cattle released after showing – Barn 14
  • 10 am – Open Market Swine Show at the Swine Barn
  • 10:15 am – Junior Market Hog Show at the Swine Barn; market hogs released after showing
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 5 pm-7 pm Clogging under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band under the Trustmark Hospitality Ten
  • 7:30 pm – En Vogue on the Budweiser stage

©Cat Green

Tuesday, October 9

The Marshall Tucker Band and Family Day!

  • Gates open: 11 am (free admission until 1 pm)
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • Family Day Special: Guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 2 pm-10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am – Stockdog Trials at the Expo Center
  • 10:30 am – MS Cattlemen’s Association Celebrity Beef Cookout Contest under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie in the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 5 pm-7 pm – Clogging under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 6 pm – Stockdog Trials at the Expo Center
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band under the  Trustmark Hospitality Ten
  • 7:30 pm – The Marshall Tucker Band on the Budweiser Stage

©Cat Green

Wednesday, October 10

Colt Ford and Senior American Day!

  • Gates open: 11 am (free admission until 1 pm for all and free admission & parking for senior citizens 55 & older until 1 pm)
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • Family Day Special: Guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 2 pm – 10 pm

Daily shows & events:

  • 9 am – Stockdog Trials at the Expo Center
  • 9 am-12 noon – Senior American Day inside the Coliseum
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7:30 pm – Colt Ford on The Budweiser Stage

©Cat Green

Thursday, October 11

Mercy Me and a Classic Car Show!

  • Gates open: 11 am (Free admission until 1 pm)
  • Ride start: 2 pm
  • Gates close: 10 pm

Ride deal:

  • $2.00 Ride Special (Per Person/Per Ride) from 2 pm-10 pm

Daily shows & events: 

  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm. & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie in the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 5 pm-7 pm Cloggers under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm Jay Herrington Band under the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7pm – MercyMe in concert at the Mississippi Coliseum (tickets not included in regular admission. (Purchase tickets here).

©Cat Green

Friday, October 12

Luckenbach and Kid’s Day!

  • Gates open: 11 am (Free admission until 1 pm)
  • 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 in the Judging Arena
  • 9 am – 4-H Poultry Show in Barn 13
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am – 10 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 Clarion Ledger – Trade Mart
  • 12 Noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races – Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm – 4H/FFA Dairy Goat Show in Barn 8
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie in the Kid’s Zone
  • 2 pm – Rides Open
  • 5 pm-7 pm – Clogging at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm – Special Dairy Classes at the Judging Arena
  • 8 pm – Luckenbach, a Willie Nelson Tribute Band, on the Budweiser stage

©Cat Green

Saturday, October 13

Fred T & the Band along with 4-H & AG Day

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

4-H & AG Day:

  • Vendors from across Mississippi and the US
  • Antique Car Show
  • Arts & Crafts
  • 4-H Showcase
  • & more

Daily shows & events:

  • 8 am – MGA Open Dairy Goat Show in Barn 8
  • 8:30 am – Junior Dairy Cattle Show
  • 8:30 am – Junior Market Goat Show in Barn 7
  • 9 am – Gates Open
  • 9 am – Open Poultry Show in Barn 13
  • 10 am – Rides Open
  • 10 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 10 am-10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 Noon & 6:30 pm – Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger in the Trade Mart
  • 11 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm & 8 pm – Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm – Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm – Kid Davie in the Kid’s Zone
  • 5 pm-7 pm – Clogging at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent
  • 7 pm-10 pm – Jay Herrington Band at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent

©Cat Green

Sunday, October 14

Last Blast!

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

Ride deals:

  • Last Blast: guests can pay $27 for unlimited rides from 4 pm-10 pm

Daily shows and events:

  • 8:00 am – MGA Open Dairy Goat Show in Barn 8
  • 11 am – Gates Open
  • 11 am-10 pm – FFA Children’s Barnyard in Barn 6
  • 11 am 10 pm – Farm Bureau Petting Zoo on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 12 noon Rides Open
  • 12 noon & 6:30 pm Fetch-N-Fish by Clarion Ledger at the Trade Mart 12
  • 12 noon, 6:30 pm & 8 pm Great American Thrill Show by Clarion Ledger
  • 12:30 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm Farm Bureau Pig Races on the Midway near Gate 1
  • 1 pm & 7:30 pm Kid Davie at the Kid’s Zone
  • 7 pm – 10 pm Jay Herrington Band at the Trustmark Hospitality Tent

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Regular gate admission is $5 and parking is $5 as well. Parking for buses is $10, and the admission for everyone on the bus is only $4! Children under the age of 6 are free! Advance admission tickets are available for purchase at Coliseum Box Office and select Trustmark full service offices. They can be purchased until the ribbon cutting on the 3rd. Free Admission & Parking on weekdays 11am-1pm (excluding Columbus Day).

Ride Tickets : 4 Coupons=$5, 22 Coupons=$25 & 55 Coupons=$60