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Yazoo County, Mississippi, winner of a Readers' Choice Award from Convention South Magazine in 2015, Delta's Best Tourism award in 2014 from the Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact, 3-time winner (2012, 2013, 2014) of CVB of the Year from the Mississippi Tourism Association, is home to the world famous Bentonia blues, world championship winning barbecue, famous literary and political figures, unique art and shopping, and a living history like nowhere else in Mississippi.

Whether your interests are in family-friendly events and festivals, Civil War history, African American history and heritage, hunting and fishing, or taking in the historical sites and sounds of our communities, your trip on the #YazooBackroads is waiting.

Discover Yazoo County, Mississippi. Colorful. Authentic. Unique. Just like you.
"...to my contemporaries when I left the place later for college, I was called "Yazoo." Such was the spell the very name exerted on you long after you had left it."
-Willie Morris, North Toward Home (1967)

Yazoo County Upcoming Annual Events 2016

Check out this list of annual events set to take place in Yazoo County in 2016. *

Jerry Clower Festival - 1st Saturday in May
Held annually on the first Saturday in May on Main Street in Yazoo City, this event offers something for all ages, including arts and crafts, clowns, children's games and rides, food and lots more. Stages offer diverse entertainment of local, regional and national musical acts, drama, magic and dance. For information call Brenda or Colon at 662-746-7676.

Gospel Explosion - May
Held annually on a Sunday in May, this event features live regional, local and national gospel entertainment at the New Zion Multi-Purpose Center in Yazoo City. For more information, call 662.571-2269.

Bentonia Blues Festival - 3rd Saturday in June
Held annually on the 3rd Saturday in June, this festival celebrates the unique and haunting Bentonia style of country blues, which originated in Bentonia, Mississippi. Hear from various blues artists including Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, creator of the Bentonia Blues Festival in 1972 and the last artist known to perform the Bentonia blues. For information visit Bentonia Blues Festival on Facebook or call Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at 662-528-1900.

Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day - September
This family-friendly event, held annually on the Sunday before Labor Day, includes food, door prizes, dance battles, live music, karaoke, many games and activities for children, arts & crafts, horse rides, and more in the Holly Bluff community. For more information, call Michael Wyatt at 214.680.7753.

Fire & Feast MBN Sanctioned BBQ Competition - September
Held annually in September on the 1st Friday and Saturday after Labor Day, this event features barbecue competitions and over $20,000 in cash prizes. Presented by the Yazoo County CVB and the Yazoo County Fair Association, this event takes place at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds in Yazoo City. For more information visit the official Fire & Feast website at www.fireandfeast.org

Antique Days - October
Event held at the Triangle Cultural Center on Main Street in Yazoo City. Features live entertainment, arts & crafts, activities for children, a kibbee cook-off, antique engine demonstrations, cane syrup cooking and much more. www.antiquedays.com

Yazoo County Fair - October
Known as the second oldest county fair in the state, this event offers amusement rides, exhibits of local canning, arts and crafts exhibits, talent stage, youth exhibits and more. One gate fee includes all rides. Free parking. Visit the Yazoo County Fair on Facebook for dates.

CVB Honors - 2016 date TBA
Presented by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), this event is an expansion of the Emory R. Hodgson Community Service Awards (since 2005). Entertainment, food and networking are a part of this free public event. Awards are presented to the best and brightest in Yazoo County's tourism industry.

Yazoo County Holidays Celebration - October through January
Beginning with the lighting of Main Street, events include Holiday Open House, Shop Yazoo events, Trolley & Carriage Rides and more. Dates TBA. Contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce for more information at 662-746-1273

Veterans Day Parade - November
The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce salutes, honors and thanks local veterans for their service to the country with a parade through the downtown district of Yazoo City. See Yazoo Salutes the Troops.

Yazoo City Christmas Parade - December
Floats, bands and other entries liven the streets of Yazoo City in a celebration of the winter holidays. Held annually on the first Tuesday in December.

Chamber Banquet - TBA
Dinner, entertainment and annual report on activities of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.yazoochamber.com for information and ticket sales.


*This is a tentative schedule of events. Event dates, offerings, and admission fees are subject to change. If you are planning to attend any event, please call prior to date of the event to confirm.

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