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Christmas in Yazoo

Celebrate the Holidays in Yazoo

Christmas is right around the corner, and Yazoo is hard at work preparing to celebrate! Join us for this great list of events and enjoy shopping, fun time with the family, and more! Remember to shop Yazoo this holiday season for those Unique, Boutique, & Thrifty gifts for everyone on your list!


Holiday Open House and Trolley Ride
Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm

Shop Yazoo Christmas
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Characters and Pictures with Santa
Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Yazoo (tickets available beginning on November 1st)
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Carols At The Courthouse and Carriage and Trolley Rides
Saturday, December 12,2015

Shop Yazoo Christmas Event
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Participating stores include:
The Alleycat Gift Shop, Anderson’s Jewelry, Black’s Fabric & Dept. Store, Bow Ties and Tutus, Children’s Side of Ferguson’s Furniture, Dixie Lane Tearoom & Bakery, Downtown Marketplace, Good Hope General Merchandise, Grace Hardware, Lisa Reams Photography, Main Street Market, True Addiction Tattoo Studio, Vintage Hair Salon & Boutique, P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp, Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too!, Tom’s On Main, Ora’s Closet Boutique, Webb’s Pharmacy, Yazoo Drug Company, Yoga Yazoo

For more information, please contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce by visiting their website: www.yazoochamber.com OR call them at 662-746-1273.



Gateway MAP Healthtacular 2015wThe 2015 HEALTH-TACULAR will take place Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 741 East 14th Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

This event will feature:

Door Prizes
Appearances by “Yazoo’s Princesses” Elsie of Benton Academy, Talaysia of McCoy Elementary, and Area School Homecoming Queens

and a Scary Costume Contest with 3 Grand Prize iPads! Entrants must register to win!

Call Phil Sharma (Sponsor) at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 662-746-5700
or Gloria Elayne Owens (Coordinator) at 662-528-6050 for more details.


House of Tormented Fears

House of Tormented Fears

House of Tormented Fears

Haunted House in Yazoo City Open Every Weekend in October

Visit the House of Tormented Fears on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, & 31 at 6:30pm!

House of Tormented FearsThe House of Tormented Fears will be open every Friday and Saturday night for the rest of October, though Halloween!

Halloween is close at hand.. Ghosts and goblins begin to stir.. The presence of evil begins to grow..

Fear.. Terror.. Screams.. Blood

Take a walk thru the Haunted Halls of Hell at the ” House of Tormented Fears”
Doors open at 6:30 for those who dare enter.

1563 Jerry Clower Blvd..
In the corner of Dirt Cheap parking lot..

For Pricing, Directions, or more info, call House of Tormented Fears at 662-590-3812 or go to the House of Tormented Fears Event Page on Facebook.

Special Appearance: Twisted Carnival on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Don’t miss Twisted Carnival at House of Tormented Fears in Yazoo City – Saturday, Oct 17, starting at 6:30 pm!Twisted Carnival and House of Tormented Fears

Meet the stars of the films The Documentary of OzBo and the upcoming Ringmaster, including: Sonya, Akain, everyone’s favorite clown OzBo, and Mississippi’s celebrity paranormal investigator, David Childers, who has also been featured on Discovery, Tru TV, BIO, and Ghost Asylum!

There will be FREE fortune readings by Sonya with paid admission, get scared up with OzBo and Akain, and meet & greet the stars with photo ops! Check out the oddities at the Twisted Carnival Supernatural Freakshow booth, and tour the scariest Haunted House in Yazoo – the House of Tormented Fears!

Learn more about Twisted Carnival,  at www.twistedcarnival.com or go to the Twisted Carnival at House of Tormented Fears event page on Facebook.

Saturday, October 17, is your only chance to see Twisted Carnival in Yazoo!

House of Tormented Fears will be open every weekend through Halloween, October 31, 2015.

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Summer Blast


The City of Yazoo City presents

Summer Blast

July 3 – July 4, 2015


Cool Jams on a Hot Night
Friday, July 3rd, 7:00pm
Wardell Leach Recreation Complex
500 W 15th Street, Yazoo City
The Melodic Sounds of
Henry Rhodes & the Mo Money Band
Sensational Pop Band “Chill”
DJ “Lock Em’ Down”

Class Reunion Parade
Saturday, July 4th, 10:30am
Main Street, Yazoo City
Floats, Cars & Memories
Reunite with Classes
from 1944-2015
Download Registration Form to Participate

Summer Sparks
Saturday, July 4th, 7:00pm
Wardell Leach Recreation Complex
Enjoy the slow burn with DJ Hook
House of Cards Band

Fireworks Show
Saturday, July 4th
During the Summer Sparks Concert
An event you don’t want to miss!

Various vendors will be on site at each event, so be prepared for food, fun, drinks, and sweet treats! This is a weekend that no one will want to miss.
Come out, enjoy and prepare to have a SUMMER BLAST!

No Glass, Coolers, or Tents Allowed. Bring your own Lawn Chairs.

For information, contact Johnese Clark or Olivia McCoy at 662-746-3211


Sponsored by:
CF Industries
Public Service Commission of Yazoo City
Action Properties
Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Yazoo City
The Yazoo Herald
Bank Plus
SouthGroup Insurance
Mutual Credit Union
Main Street Market
Bank of Yazoo
WBYP-FM/Power 107, Colonial, Sunbelt Fire, Williams Clark Morrison, Garrett Enterprises, O’Reilly Evans PLLC, AA Calibrations, Beulah Land Church, King Solomon Church, Lady Achievers, Orbit Discount, Tom’s on Main, Simmons Tire, Scentual Attractionz, Dixie Lane Specialties, Baptist Health Systems, Black & White Dept. Store, CMC Barbershop, Rose’s Bakery & Tea Room, Yazoo Tax & Accounting

Free Blues and BBQ at the Blue Front Cafe

Blues & BBQ at Unwind After 5 at the Blue Front Cafe


Deebs Blues seen here performing at the 2014 Unwind After 5 on the evening before the 2014 Bentonia Blues Festival. Join us for a great time!

The Bentonia Blues Festival related events kicked off early this year. The live music, food and more inside the Blue Front Cafe started Sunday night, June 14th, and has been going strong ever night since. In keeping with our tradition, the Yazoo County CVB is sponsoring tonight’s Blues and BBQ event, or what we like to call “Unwind After 5” at the Blue Front Cafe.

The evening will feature live music by Deeb’s Blues of Canton, Mississippi, as well as others who will join in and jam along in the oldest juke joint still in daily operation in the state of Mississippi. Our sponsored free BBQ will start at 6pm and will last until it’s gone. Get there early!

Of course, the free live blues will continue through the night leading up to tomorrow’s festival. Many have asked about a schedule of performances for the 2015 Bentonia Blues Festival. While most festivals certainly operate under strict scheduling, we hope that everyone will embrace the Bentonia Blues Festival as the authentic, down-home, country-style blues event that it is. The list of performers is below. The live music will start at 9am with live gospel, and the blues kicks off by 10 or 11 am (that’s how the Blue Front Cafe and the Bentonia Blues Festival rolls, y’all). *smile*

List of performers, in no particular order, for Saturday, June 20, at the 2015 Bentonia Blues Festival in downtown Bentonia, MS, at the Blue Front Cafe:

Leo “Bud” Welch
L.C. Ulmer
Roosevelt Roberts, Jr.
David Raye
Miss Plashette
The Blues Doctors
Chris Bradshaw
Smooth Funk
Bill Abel
McKinney Williams
Deebs Blues
19th Street Red
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

We’ll see y’all in Bentonia!


The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall Comes to Yazoo!

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The Moving Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day from October 29 to November 2, 2015.

Intersection of Hwy 49 and SR 149 in Yazoo City
1490 E Broadway
Yazoo City, MS 39194


MovingWall_postcardImgTHE MOVING WALL

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of the “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.

John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler Texas in October 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

Click to visit the Official Website of The Moving Wall in Yazoo

Get Involved! Donate or Volunteer!

CLICK HERE to Download the Yazoo Veterans form to submit your friend or family member as a veteran from Yazoo County

CLICK HERE to Download the Flag Sponsorship form – Sponsor a United States flag to be displayed in honor of a friend or family member.


The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee are still in the preliminary stages of planning the ceremonies. Yazoo County is preparing to open its doors to the thousands of veterans and citizens that will make their way to Yazoo October 29 through November 2, 2015 to see the memorial.

We will have shuttles running from designated parking places (TBA). Ceremonies are not firmed but we have included a sample of what to expect.

Opening Ceremony
Hosted by The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Speakers Include
Paul Ott
Mississippi’s Governor Phil Byrant
Major General (Ret.) Terrill K. Moffett
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194

Remembrance/Candle Light Vigil Ceremony
Hosted by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Hosted Yazoo Ministerial Association and First Baptist Church of Yazoo City
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194

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The Moving Wall in Yazoo is presented by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee, and sponsored by:
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc./Baptist Medical Center Yazoo, Yazoo County Board of Supervisors, 21 Club Inc., American Legion Post #7 Roy Lammons, Bank of Yazoo, BankPlus, Beard + Riser Architects PLLC, Berry’s Quick Stop, Bob Bailey, Brown Bottling Company, Bryan Jones, BRV Equipment, Century 21/Sue Patterson, Charlene McGraw, Charles Long, Chick-fil-A, Clancy’s Restaurant, Classic Creations, Cobie Collins Real Estate, Crop Production Services, Daughters of American Revolution – Yazoo Chapter, Delta Ace, Deltaview Custom Monuments, Downtown Marketplace, First South Farm Credit, George Jennings, Gotta Go Portable Toilets, HarryHelper.com, Healthcare Medical, Henry, Barbour & DeCell, Hugh Long, Humana, IXOYE Crusaders #1200 Christian Motorcycle Association, Jamie & Seth Swafford, Jayne Dew, Joanne Collins, Johnny Crow, Jordan Farms, La Printers, Larry and Diane Meek, Larry Summers, Livingston Insurance, Lowe’s, Magnolia Federal Credit Union, Main Street Hotel, Main Street Market, MedStat EMS Inc., Merrill Normand, Mike Saxton’s Garage, Mississippi Ag, Mississippi Tents, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Phillips Planting Company, Power 107 WBYP, P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp, Quint Carver, Richard Rohman, Shackleford Construction & Hauling LLC, Simmons Tire Service, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation, Southern Beverage Company, Sue Patterson, Supervisor Willie Wright, The Yazoo Herald, Tonya Hicks, Taggart Electric Inc., Tom’s On Main, Travis Crimm, Van Foster, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Yazoo County), Vintage Hair Salon & Boutique, Virginia Mathews, Williams, Clark & Morrison Inc., Yazoo Body Works, Yazoo County Fair Association, Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Yazoo County Coroner/Ricky Shivers, Yazoo County Economic Development District, Yazoo County Emergency Management, Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Yazoo City Ministerial Association, Yazoo Public Service Commission, Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau



Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

3rd Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

May 16, 2015

1-Acre Stocked Pond • Fishing Poles & Bait Provided
BB Shoot • Bow Shoot • Prizes • Lunch Provided
5 Fish Limit • Refuge Permit Exempt

Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex
12595 MS Hwy 149
Yazoo City, MS 39194

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Bring the family to spend a day outdoors together, learn a time-honored pastime, and tune in to the natural world around you as you share the thrill of the catch.

Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided. The pond will be stocked. Youngsters can also take part in BB and Bow Shoot activities.

Last year, The Kid’s Fishing Rodeo was a super success! Over 300 Children and Adults experienced nature at its best. Children caught catfish and had the option to take home their “catch”. A picnic style lunch was provided to everyone. Each child was then presented a fishing rod or tackle box in hopes to encourage then to “Get Outside”.

We want to do it again! We are planning another great day outside at Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. On May 16, 2015, we want to provide the opportunity for children of all ages to fish in the headquarters pond. This is a one-acre pond that we will stock with catfish prior to the event. Children will be provided with poles and bait in hopes that they will experience the thrill of catching fish. Lunch will be provided to everyone. Each child will have the opportunity to take home their “catch” and a prize.

Donations can be made to MS Lower Delta Partnership for the “Kid’s Fishing Rodeo, May 16, 2015.”

We welcome all volunteers and support.

Dove Barnes
Visitor Services


Men’s Super Conference 2015 Brings Over 700 Men and Boys to Yazoo City

Men’s Super Conference 2015

The Mississippi Baptist Laymen’s Movement Auxillary of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention presented the Men’s Super Conference 2015 in Yazoo City, Mississippi on Saturday, March 28th with an attendance of over 700!

The event, which included interactive classes for boys and men, a Bible Bowl, Sword Drill and Youth Seminar, took place at the McCoy Elementary School in Yazoo City. We are so grateful to the organizers of this event for choosing Yazoo County, Mississippi, to hold this tremendous event.

For more information, please visit www.gmbsc.org

Sponsored in part by Yazoo County CVB through the Event Sponsorship Program

Screening of “Yazoo Revisted: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” by David Rae Morris

Screening of “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” in Yazoo City

Watertower in Yazoo City, Mississippi April 16, 2011.David Rae Morris will show his documentary film “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” in the auditorium of the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at  12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

DETAILS: Screening of “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town”
Date: Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at 12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Admission: $5
Where: Triangle Cultural Center, 332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, 39194

“Yazoo Revisited” was the winner of “Most Tranformative Film” at the 2015 Crossroads Film Festival.

More about the film:

“Yazoo Revisited” examines the history of race relations and the 1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the hometown of the late author Willie Morris, the filmmaker’s father. Unlike many districts, where white families fled the public schools for newly formed private academies, the integration of the public schools in Yazoo City were considered by many to be a model of success for many years.

The elder Morris graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1952, and attended the University of Texas. After a Rhodes Scholarship he ended up in New York City and in 1967 was named the youngest editor-in-chief of Harpers. He wrote extensively about growing up as a young white man in Mississippi in the 1940s and 1950s. His 1967 memoir, North Toward Home, as well as his 1971 book, Yazoo: Integration in a Deep Southern Town, based on his coverage of the desegregation of the schools in his hometown, are both still in print. He went on to write The Courting of Marcus Dupree (1983), New York Days (1993), and My Dog Skip (1995).

David Rae Morris is a photographer and filmmaker based in New Orleans and Athens, Ohio. His photographs are in many private and public collections. His first film, “Drawing on a Dream,” (with Susan Liles) won third place at the 2013 Elgin, Illinois Short Film Festival. His second film, “Integrating Ole Miss: James Meredith and Beyond,” was shown on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and won a Telly Award and a Special Recognition Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

Delta Jewels Community Gathering

Award-winning photographer and photo editor Alysia Burton Steele will be in Yazoo City on Thursday, April 30, 2015, for a presentation of her book Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom from 5 pm to 7 pm.

A Delta Jewels Community Gathering in Yazoo City

Presentation includes:
Book reading & signing
Q&A period
Meet & greet church elders from the book
Audio presentation

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For more information, contact KK Hill at the Triangle Cultural Center – 662-746-2273

Ms. Steele is the author of the forthcoming book, Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, which is a collection of photographs of and oral histories about African American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta. The book is scheduled for international release on April 7. For more information, visit http://www.alysiaburton.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/deltajewelswisdom.


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