Jerry Clower Festival

Attention: After 15 years of family-friendly fun on historic Main Street in Yazoo City, the Jerry Clower Festival committee has decided they will no longer present this event. 

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!


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! Check out the events below:

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Yazoo Arts Council presents
Center Player Community Theatre in
“TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty”
Tickets $20/Students $10, available at select local retailers. (see above)

Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 10 am-5 pm
15th Annual Jerry Clower Festival
Featuring LIVE Music, Arts & Crafts, Antique & Classic Car Show, Kidz Zone fun, Silent Auction, Food Vendors, Talent Contest, Jerry Clower Impersonator Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Magically Perfect Princesses, and more! This event takes place on colorful and historic Main Street in Yazoo City. Admission is FREE!!

Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 10 am
The Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City in conjunction with the Yazoo Arts Council will present New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Education Touring Program’s production of Pinocchio, adapted by Greg Banks, at the Yazoo Community Complex. Admission is FREE.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Bring your art supplies to Yazoo as artist Benny Melton presents a Beginners Plein Air Painting Class through the Yazoo Arts Council. Seats are $25 for members or $50 for non-menbers. The morning will include a brief seminar about the principles of light, color, and perspective at the Triangle Cultural Center. After a break for lunch (not included) the class will resume with on-location or on-your-own painting in historic downtown Yazoo City. Class concludes with students sharing their work with the class at the Triangle CC. For more information contact Benny Melton at or call 662-746-7776 to reserve your seat.

For help with planning your trip to Yazoo, please contact the Yazoo County CVB (Visit Yazoo on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter).

  1. Please advise if there are places to “hook” a camper at the convention center for the friend night gayeties. Thanks in advance.

    • Sorry, Rich. I’m not sure what the friend night is. If this relates to the Jerry Clower Festival, beyond what is published here, please call 662-746-7676 and talk to Brenda or Colon. Thanks. Hope to see you in Yazoo soon! 🙂

  2. At Jerry’s 11th.

  3. What color are the tshirts

    • Howdy, Cindy. The 2015 Jerry Clower Festival T-shirts are as depicted in the image on this page. The shirt is a pale green with multiple colors in the artwork. They’re super cute and colorful – just like Yazoo. I hope you are able to get one before they sell out. Thanks for asking about them. To purchase ahead of the festival, call 662-746-7676.

      Happy Tuesday! 🙂

      • Are these shirts still available?

        • Hi, Heather. Thanks for your post!

          I’m not sure if there are any available, but you can find out for sure by calling Brenda or Colon Johnston at 662-746-7676.

          Happy Friday! 🙂

  4. Will you be accepting food venders? And is there a application and any information you can email me?

    • Thanks for your post, Tammy. For festival information other than the listings on this page, you will have to contact the Jerry Clower Festival Committee at 662-746-7676. Thanks so much. Hope to see you in Yazoo! 🙂

  5. Im trying to find someone who can put a value on a Jerry Clower Vinyl Record, it is Signed.

  6. How much is it to have a booth to sell your things

    • Thanks for your post, Megan. The Arts & Crafts application can be found at the link on this page, or you can call 662-746-7676 for more information.

  7. How do I register my antique car for the car show? Cost?

    • Howdy! Thanks for your post, Pastor Scotty! The number to call for info about the car show is 662-746-7676. We hope to see you in Yazoo! 🙂

  8. Looking to visit 2020,just need dates😊

    • I’m sorry, the Jerry Clower Festival ended in 2019 in its 15th year. But stay tuned. Some other local groups are working to present events on that weekend. We’ll update here as plans are finalized. – Dawn

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