About Yazoo County, Mississippi, and Yazoo County CVB
Located just 30 minutes north of Jackson, Mississippi, Yazoo County is a unique destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers, and groups. Visitors to Yazoo County enjoy unique shopping, dining and entertainment options; outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking and much more; authentic Blues at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint that is still in daily operation; our 18,000-acre Wolf Lake and the Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; colorful Main Street and the Yazoo City Town Center Historic District; Glenwood Cemetery and the legend of the “Witch of Yazoo”; and so much more.
Yazoo County is the home of Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo, headed up by the Roark family who have had multiple appearances on the Food Network and innumerable barbecue championships, as well as over 30 other locally-owned restaurants and eateries to thrill your taste buds. Yazoo County is also home to more than 220 guest rooms ranging from the comfortable everyday to the uniquely unexpected, cabins, and RV and camping areas. Yazoo County’s award-winning tourism products include family-friendly events and festivals, Civil War history, African American history and heritage, and historical sites. Discover Yazoo County, Mississippi: Colorful, Authentic, and Unique… Just like you.
The Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) joins the interests of city and county government, trade and civic associations and travel suppliers to increase visitor traffic to our area. The Bureau acts as a liaison between potential visitors and those that host them. The aim of our CVB is to position Yazoo County as a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized destination by developing quality marketing programs and sales outreach to attract visitors to our area. All requests for funding from any group/organization will be filtered by this Mission Statement and must help us meet our goal of increased visitor traffic.
Open public meetings of the Board of Directors of the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Yazoo County CVB office at 110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S, Yazoo City, Mississippi.
- Winner of a Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth Magazine in 2015 & 2016
- Research-in-Action Award – Delta Area 2015 from the Mississippi Development Authority
- Delta’s Best Tourism award in 2014 from the Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact
- 4-time Constant Contact All Star winner (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
- 3-time winner (2012, 2013, 2014) of CVB of the Year from the Mississippi Tourism Association.
Yazoo County is physically the largest county in Mississippi. Yazoo County is considered a rural area. We are home to the incorporated towns of Bentonia, Eden, Satartia, and Yazoo City. We have many smaller unincorporated communities including Benton, Vaughan, Tinsley, Anding, “Little Yazoo”, Holly Bluff, Ziglerville, Carter, Midway and others.