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Jerry Clower Festival

Jerry Clower Festival 2018 The 2017 Jerry Clower Festival will be Saturday, May 5, 2018, in historic downtown Yazoo City.  The 2018 Jerry Clower Festival features: • Arts & Crafts • Antique & Classic Car Show • Kidz Zone • Silent Auction • Lots of Delicious Food • LIVE Entertainment! Entertainment Schedule TBA NEW for 2018 – Jerry Clower Impersonator Contest! Amateurs WELCOME! 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

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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 12, 2017 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! 2017 Christmas Open House Yazoo Holiday Open House- Sunday, November 12 Don’t miss the 2017 Yazoo Christmas Open House. Participating businesses kick off the Christmas Season early in Yazoo County. Don’t miss this great chance to shop Yazoo! Participating Businesses (updated November 9, 2017) Anderson’s Jewelry Black’s Fabric and Department Store Bow Ties & Tutus Children’s Consignment Store Cindi’s Gifts of Distinction Downtown Marketplace Good Hope General Merchandise Grace Hardware The Spa of Yazoo City Scentual Attractionz Dress Shop Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, Too! The Junkyard Dog Salvage Company Vanjon’s Pharmacy Yazoo Drug Company Yazoo Florist Davis Feed & Farm Supply Signaturez Restaurant Little Caesars

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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

Here Comes Santa Claus! Don’t miss the 2016 Yazoo Christmas Parade “Toon Christmas Parade” Presented by the City of Yazoo City Join us in Yazoo City for a parade full of “Zoo Toons” Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 6:30 PM on Main Street in Yazoo City! Sponsored by: The City of Yazoo If you have any questions, Please contact Olivia McCoy – City Hall at (662) 746-3211 (press #) Deadline to enter is November 18, 2016. Participation is FREE thanks to the City of Yazoo, but you MUST register by the deadline! DOWNLOAD PDF APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE Applications can also be dropped off at the following locations: The Yazoo Herald CityHall 2016 Yazoo Christmas Parade will be held in Downtown Yazoo City on Tuesday December 6, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm. Line up begins at 5:00 pm at the Police Station to Jackson Avenue. This year’s Christmas Parade will have three

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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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Bentonia Blues Festival

Bentonia Blues Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 BACK at the Holmes Farm 313 Wilson-Holmes Road, Bentonia, Mississippi Related events leading up to the Bentonia Blues Festival with live music at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi, every evening from June 12-16. Get here early in the week to enjoy the live performance in the authentic and intimate juke joint setting at the Blue Front Cafe including Tito Deler, Mike Munson, Dave Hundrieser 19th Street Red, and others! Stay up-to-date with the latest announcements!  “Like” the Bentonia Blues Festival page on Facebook! The 2017 Bentonia Blues Festival will take place all day Saturday, June 17, at the Holmes family farm, 313 Wilson-Holmes Road just north of Bentonia, Mississippi on Highway 49 North. The event will feature food and arts & crafts vendors, RV and tent camping (fees may apply), live music, and more. The Bentonia Blues Festival is a

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