The Mississippi State Fair is a popular annual event that usually takes place in early October in Jackson, MS. The fair is held at the Mississippi Fairgrounds Complex and normally runs for almost two weeks. At this fun event, you'll find lots of amusement rides, midway games, livestock shows, live musical entertainment, and all sorts of different foods.
A petting zoo, pig races, circus acts, clog dancers, talent competitions, livestock judging, a celebrity beef cookout contest, and many other activities and attractions are featured at the Mississippi State Fair. Live music concerts featuring well-known recording artists are held each evening of the fair. Country music, rhythm and blues, pop, hard rock, folk rock, and Americana music are all represented at the Mississippi State Fair. When it comes to food, there are donuts, hot dogs, burgers, corn dogs, funnel cakes, sausage and peppers, cajun food, biscuits, BBQ, fried chicken, and plenty of foods that are served on sticks.
The fairgrounds where the Mississippi State Fair is held cover more than 100 acres, and are often used for other events throughout the year. The state fair originated in 1860, and generally draws more than 700,000 visitors each year.
The Mississippi State Fair is one of the longest-running, and overall best state fairs in America. If you're in the area in October, and you want to enjoy experiencing a fun-filled family friendly event, be sure to visit this great state fair.