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Yazoo County Area Job Fair

Looking for a JOB? Make your plans now to attend the 16th Annual Yazoo County Area Job Fair Tuesday, May 8, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the National Guard Armory 2201 Gordon Avenue Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 This event is FREE and open to the public. For additional information or help with your resume, contact your local WIN Job Center. For locations, visit online at mdes.ms.gov For a list of employers who will be present, visit Yazoo County Area Job Fair 2018. Yazoo County Area Job Fair Set for May 8, 2018 Yazoo County partners to connect employers with employees YAZOO CITY, MS – If you are looking for a job, you should attend the Yazoo County Area Job Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the National Guard Armory, 2201 Gordon Ave, Yazoo City. This job fair will provide you with access

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Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day

Holly Bluff Friends and Family Day Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 (the Sunday before Labor Day) 9 am to 9 pm Miller’s Place in Holly Bluff, Mississippi The 9th Annual Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day is presented by Wyatt House Entertainment This family-friendly event includes: Free Food Live Performances Popcorn Snow Cones Jump Rope Contest Hula Hoop Contest Arts & Crafts Horse Rides and many more activities! Face Painting by: Emily Schmidt Special Appearance by: Magicland Characters For more information, call Michael Wyatt at 214.680.7753 Not only are we having fun, but we are having fun with a purpose. Bring your family and friends to Holly Bluff!

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Jerry Clower Festival

Jerry Clower Festival 2019 The 2019 Jerry Clower Festival will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, in historic downtown Yazoo City.  The 2019 Jerry Clower Festival will feature: • Arts & Crafts • Antique & Classic Car Show • Kidz Zone • Silent Auction • Lots of Delicious Food • LIVE Entertainment and SO MUCH MORE! DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS(Coming Soon!) For additional information, please contact Brenda or Colon Johnston at 662-746-7676 Check out scenes below from past events, and make your plans now to attend! This project is partially funded by a grant from the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau The weekend of May 3rd-4th is a great time to plan a visit to Yazoo! Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm Yazoo Arts Council Event celebrating the arts in Yazoo County! details TBA Saturday, May 4th, 10 am-5 pm Jerry Clower Festival Featuring LIVE Music, Arts & Crafts, Antique & Classic Car

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Veterans’ Day Parade

Yazoo Veterans’ Day Parade  Yazoo Salutes The Troops – Find us on Facebook! November 7, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Historic Downtown Yazoo City! Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Parade on Saturday, November 7, 2015. We would like to encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to enter a decorated float in the parade for veterans to ride. All floats need to have handrails installed and be ready for the parade by 10:45 a.m. that day. First, second and third place awards will be given for float decorations. Please register with the Chamber if you are entering a float in the parade. CLICK HERE FOR THE PARADE ENTRY FORM We would like to encourage homeowners and businesses to decorate their homes and businesses for the parade event. First, second and third place awards will be given for structure decorations. Decorations need to be on

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Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting The 93rd annual meeting and banquet of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce is Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6pm at the McCoy Elementary School Cafeteria.  World Champion turkey caller and entertaining outdoors speaker Preston Pittman has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. On Nov. 21 he will be appearing in Yazoo City at the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Tickets are just $25 for an individual, with corporate tables available for $250, and include the evening’s meal.  Corporate tables and sponsors will enjoy a meet & greet with Preston.  The evening will also include a silent auction and door prizes. Contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce at 662.746.1273 or chamber@ycedd.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House Shop Yazoo for the Holidays Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 1 pm to 5 pm! Beat the big city traffic and the frustrations of over-crowded stores.  Shop Yazoo this Christmas season for unique, boutique & thrifty gifts for everyone on your list! Light Up Yazoo After Holiday Open House, be sure to join the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street at 5:30 for a prize drawing, hot cocoa or coffee, cookies, and Light Up Yazoo! Scott Jones from Mississippi Photo Booths will be on Main Street with his Party Shack! Purchase a photo booth photo of yourself or your whole crew! The photo sales will benefit the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, so you know your dollars will go to a good cause! 2018 Christmas Open House Yazoo Holiday Open House- Sunday, November 11 Don’t miss the 2018 Yazoo Holiday Open House. Participating businesses kick off the Christmas

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CVB Honors

The cream of Yazoo County’s tourism crop has been harvested!  Join us as we celebrate their success at the 2013 CVB Honors payday loan online approval CVB Honors Thursday, November 14, 2013 at The No Smoking Smokehouse 209 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi Reception – 6:00 PM Awards – 6:30 PM Dress for the harvest! Boots, hats & jeans are welcome! Let everyone know how proud you are of our winners!  Join our event page on Facebook! Live music by Adib Sabir and Deeb’s Blues Refreshments by Cafe 7 Decorations by Good Hope General Merchandise Presented by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau Visit Yazoo Winners of CVB of the Year 2012 and 2013 from the Mississippi Tourism Association

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Yazoo Christmas Parade

Yazoo Christmas Parade “12 Days of Christmas” Will be held in Downtown Yazoo City on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm. Line-up begins at 5:00 pm at Jackson Avenue. Entries may be floats, antique vehicles, automobiles, marching bands, choir, etc. Horse entries should go to Jackson Ave to the grassy area near Webster Street School. Motorcycles must stay in their assigned position. NO ATVs Sponsored by: The City of Yazoo and its partners. If you have any questions, Please contact City Hall (662) 746-1401 We look forward to Seeing you there. Note: The City of Yazoo reserves the right to refuse entry of any parade entrant it feels necessary, either before or during the parade. Deadline to enter is November 16, 2018. Participation is FREE thanks to the City of Yazoo, but you MUST register by the deadline! DOWNLOAD PARADE APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE (PDF format) General Rules and

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Fire & Feast MBN Sanctioned BBQ Competition

Fire & Feast MBN Sanctioned BBQ Competition in Yazoo City, Mississippi September 11 – 12, 2015 However you spell it – barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, or Bar-B-Que – the tradition we celebrate is one of family, food, fun and fellowship!  Add to that our HUGE Prize money, and we’ve got an event that everyone wants to be a part of! Professional Competition sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network Don’t miss the 5th annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival September 11 – 12, 2015 at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds 203 Hugh McGraw Drive (aka Airport Road) Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 2 BBQ Competitions: • MBN Professional BBQ Competition (Whole Hog, Ribs, and Shoulder) 1st Place CASH Prize of  $2000 in each of the 3 Categories! MBN Grand Champion Cash Prize of $3000! • Backyard BBQ Competition 1st Place CASH Prize of $1000! • AND 5 Ancillary Categories Anything But Pork, Dessert, Sauce,

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Fire & Feast 2013 – planning has begun!

Planning has already begun for the 2013 edition of Yazoo City’s newest festival – Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, September 6 & 7!  As presenting sponsors for Fire & Feast, the Yazoo County CVB, has issued an open call to local and regional artists who would like to perform in Yazoo City on September 6, 2013.  Visit www.fireandfeast.org for details on submitting your information for consideration.  Deadline is February 28, 2013.  NO PHONE CALLS Started in 2011 by the Yazoo County CVB, the Yazoo County Fair Association, and a committee of local volunteers, Fire & Feast has grown leaps and bounds!  The event has drawn some of the Memphis Barbecue Network‘s top teams into Yazoo City to compete for their share of CASH PRIZES, totaling $20,000!  And, professional teams love the unique hand-forged Damascus blade knives as trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, made by Yazoo County’s Bobby Rico of Rico

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