Christmas Carriage and Trolley Rides


Tuesday, December 23, from 5PM to 8PM starting at the No Smoking Smokehouse – Take a Carriage or Trolley ride through downtown Yazoo to enjoy the Christmas lights. Enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider, or cookies & milk while you wait. All ages are welcome! The fee to ride the Trolley or the Carriage is only $2.00 (Two Dollars), so bring the whole family!

AND the young ones (and those young at heart) will be thrilled to know that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be on hand! Photos with Mickey and Minnie will be $5.


Don’t miss this special evening of Christmas fun in historic downtown Yazoo City!

This event is sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, Paul and JoAnn Adams, Taggart Electric, and other Local Business Owners.

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Passport Cancellations

National Parks Passport Cancellations Now Available in Yazoo County

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The National Parks Service’s Passport program has expanded to include the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, an area which encompasses 18 counties in Mississippi and was designated by Congress in 2009. You can obtain a Passport by visiting

According to the website:
Spaces in each region are designated for you to collect rubber stamp cancellations at each national park site you visit. The cancellations, similar to those received in an international passport, record the name of the park and the date you visited.

Even bigger news: The Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau is now an official Cancellation Station! Bring your National Parks Passport in today!

Yazoo County CVB
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Ste S
Yazoo City, MS 39194

KDH Disney Christmas Event


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Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Event Description:
King’s Daughters Hospital request your presence to join in a magical morning with food and fun with Disney Characters from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney Princesses!

Tickets are $12 per child and are available at Rose’s Downtown Bakery, Downtown Marketplace, Kings Daughters Hospital, the Yazoo Herald, the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce during normal business hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. ( No ticket needed for the adult) Tickets include a child’s meal, meeting the character, and a chance for the parents to take a picture of their children with the characters.

Triangle Cultural Center
332 North Main Street
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Breakfast Tickets 8:30 a.m.
Lunch Tickets 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $12 per child -
Ticket includes breakfast or lunch and opportunity to meet and greet with characters.

For more information, visit or call the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce at 662-746-1273

CVB Honors 2014

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Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo) presents the 2014 CVB Honors Awards!

Thursday, November 2o

6:00 PM

Awards Presentation
6:30 PM

“Tourism Pops”
Honoring the best and brightest in Yazoo County tourism in 2014!

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We had such a great time honoring the best and brightest in Yazoo County’s tourism industry! Thanks to everyone who came to support this event, and to all who support tourism in Yazoo.

To view photos from the event, please check out the album on the Visit Yazoo page on Facebook. Link:

We want to say a SPECIAL thanks to all the Yazoo County, Mississippi, businesses who donated prizes for the big “Tourism Pops” Giveaway! Their generosity made this event so special! Check out the list of donors and prizes below:

CVB Honors 2014
Prize Donation List:

Free Glenwood Cemetery Tour for up to 10 People
Donated by Charlie Carlisle and Vay McGraw
$75 value

Ubon’s Barbeque Restaurant
Free Lunch for Two

Cafe 7
Free Hamburger Steak Dinner

Hall of Fame Restaurant
Free Cheeseburger and small fry with purchase of cheeseburger and small fry

Bentonia Bugs
Free entree with purchase of an entree

Mayfield’s Exxon Hunt Brothers Pizza
Free Family Pack including 1 pizza, 10-piece wing, order of breadsticks, and 2-liter coke product

Good Hope General Merchandise
$25 Gift Certificate

Main Street Hotel
Free Overnight Stay in a Suite

Scentual Attractionz
$25 Gift Certificate

No Smoking Smokehouse
T-Shirt Package

Yazoo County CVB
Fire & Feast T-Shirts


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Two Android Tablets

Wells Ranch
Free event hosting, $400 Value

Food by Cafe 7

DJ by Stiff Entertainment

Delta’s Best Tourism

Shanitra Finley, Exec. Dir. of the Yazoo County CVB, and JoAnn and Paul Adams display their Delta Best Tourism Awards

Yazoo Brings Home Two Delta Best Awards

October 24, 2014 – Yazoo City, MS – Today, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), and local business people Paul and JoAnn Adams, were each honored with an award from the Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact in Greenwood at Mississippi Valley State University for “Delta Best Tourism” 2014, in recognition of their “outstanding contributions for the betterment of the Mississippi Delta.” The Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact presented their 2014 Delta Best Awards today in the areas of Tourism, Education, Economic Development, and Healthcare at the 4th Annual Future of the Mississippi Delta Conference.

Paul and JoAnn Adams are Yazoo-area business owners who, among their other ventures, own and operate the Main Street Hotel, The No Smoking Smokehouse, and Main Street Market – all in downtown Yazoo City. Thanks in part to their hard work in restoring many of Main Street’s historic buildings and their fresh and colorful approach to the renovations in painting the buildings in bright colors, the Yazoo City downtown has seen a revitalization in recent years. The couple were honored in 2013 with an award from the Mississippi Tourism Association for Tourism Investment, along with several other awards the couple has received from organizations in the area for their hard work and dedication to Yazoo.

Earlier this year, the Yazoo County CVB was awarded “CVB of the Year” from the Mississippi Tourism Association for the third consecutive year. The non-profit organization, started in 1993, works to promote Yazoo County as a tourism destination, and offers grant and event sponsorship programs to encourage events and tourism development in their area. The CVB also presents the annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival each September, a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned event, bringing competition BBQ teams to the Delta from as far away as New Jersey.

The Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact (MDSC) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a 36 member board with representation from each of the 18 counties that makes up the Mississippi Delta. Their mission is to galvanize regional unity, teamwork and collaboration on issues that will revitalize the Delta and improve the quality of life for all citizens. The MDSC’s “Delta Best Awards” recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions for the betterment of the Mississippi Delta in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Tourism and Economic Development.

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What is there to do in Yazoo this weekend?

What is there to do in Yazoo this weekend?

Answer: TONS of family-friendly, exciting, educational, and entertaining things!  Check out our list of activities below, and come see us in Yazoo County, Mississippi. We’re colorful, authentic, and unique… just like YOU!


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When: Saturday, October 25, from 8am to 5pm
Where: at the Triangle Cultural Center on historic Main Street in Yazoo City (Click Here for a Google Map of the location)
What: Celebrate authentic and traditional American ingenuity and take a look back at how much things have changed.
Admission: FREE ALL DAY!

FREE balloons and pumpkin painting for the kids
FREE live entertainment
FREE blacksmithing demonstrations
FREE entry into a prize drawing, and more!

Watch the bee hive display to see how bees make honey, check out the HUGE selection of Arts & Crafts vendors, get a taste of AND compete in the Kibbee Cookoff (the traditional Lebanese dish which tastes great no matter how you prefer to spell it), take part in the Kudzu 5K Run and Fun Run (registration required), watch antique engines do everything from grinding corn meal to making ice cream, and watch as fresh sugar cane is cooked into deliciously rich cane syrup (great for pouring over the hot biscuits that will be for sale)!

In only its second year in Yazoo, Antique Days has grown into a wonderful family-friendly event that you won’t want to miss. And, Saturday’s weather could not be more perfect.


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When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5pm
Where: at the New Zion Multi-Purpose Center, 630 East 12th Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 (Click Here for a Google Map of the location)
What: Hear Gospel singers, groups, and special guests, from as close as Yazoo City to as far away as South Carolina!
Admission: Advance Tickets: $15, At the Door: $20, Special VIP Front Row Seating : $40

2014 Stellar Award Winners, Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites of Lake City, SC, “The Doctor of Gospel Music,” will be the event’s special guests. Don’t miss the abundance of live gospel acts, including the Kaiser Singers of Yazoo City, this Sunday! Ticket information available at the following link: Unity in Gospel Mississippi Praise Fest

Of course, there’s always tons to do in Yazoo County with amazing fishing and hunting, our various historic sites, our Mississippi Blues Trail markers, and more. Learn about what there is to do in Yazoo County by browsing our website, or call us at 800-381-0662. See you soon in Yazoo!


What does Yazoo taste like?

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“Taste of Yazoo” Fundraiser was a Huge Success

October 22, 2014 – Yazoo City, Miss. – The “Taste of Yazoo” fundraiser, coordinated by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), was a raging success. Nearly $800 was raised by the event to support the Chamber’s S.O.S. “Save Our Santa” Christmas decorations fundraising campaign. Patrons bought wristbands at a price of $15 each to become a V.I.P. on October 21 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, earning them food samples from many of Yazoo County’s restaurants, access to exclusive sales at many Yazoo County retail locations, and the opportunity to win prizes in the form of two $250 Yazoo Gift Certificates.

Yazoo City residents Bob and Linda Coker took the opportunity to enjoy the evening out shopping, eating, and socializing. “The food was awesome all over town. You can’t beat the food and fellowship in Yazoo County,” said Linda. “It was so good to be able to experience the food from so many places at once. We were absolutely stuffed by the time we visited them all. It was a great way to support our community, and a great opportunity for visitors to get to see some of what Yazoo County has to offer.”

Whitney Hurt, Executive Director of the Chamber, remarked on the night’s success. “Tonight was so much fun. To see people enjoying themselves and each other’s company – just having a great time shopping and eating in Yazoo – reminded me why I do this. I was so glad to be able to partner with the CVB for ‘Taste of Yazoo’. We could not have done this without our organizations working together.”

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the participation of some of Yazoo County’s great business owners. Be sure to stop by these businesses to let them know you appreciate the time they spent supporting Yazoo through their donations of food, their hard work in keeping the doors open late, and their dedication to the community.

Stay updated on future events in Yazoo County by subscribing to the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s e-newsletter or following the Visit Yazoo page on Facebook.


“Taste of Yazoo” Participants:

Cafe 7
Budman’s Geronimo (at Downtown Marketplace)
China Garden
Hall of Fame Restaurant
Hines Grocery
Meredith Ann’s
P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
Taste A Vision
Tom’s On Main

Participating Retail Locations:

Anderson’s Jewelry
Black and White Department Store
Bow Ties & Tutus Children’s Consignment Store
Downtown Marketplace
Ferguson Furniture
Good Hope General Merchandise
Main Street Market
No Smoking Smokehouse
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
Vintage Hair Salon and Gift Shop


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Yazoo County Brings Home Two Awards from State Conference

It’s a Three-Peat! Yazoo County CVB Wins 2014 CVB of the Year!


Yazoo County, Miss. (October 3, 2014) – This week, the Mississippi Tourism Association, in cooperation with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division, presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the state during the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

Yazoo County CVB and the Blue Front Cafe each were honored with an award from the Mississippi Tourism Association on Sept. 30, 2014, in Biloxi, MS.  Pictured: Board member Vanessa Conston, Chairman John Meeks, and Executive Director Shanitra Finley

Yazoo County CVB and the Blue Front Cafe each were honored with an award from the Mississippi Tourism Association on Sept. 30, 2014, in Biloxi, MS.
Pictured: Board member Vanessa Conston, Chairman John Meeks, and Executive Director Shanitra Finley

Yazoo County, Mississippi, again brought home two awards. Yazoo County CVB earned the CVB of the Year award for the 3rd consecutive year, and the Blue Front Cafe, owned and operated by local blues man Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, was recognized with the Tourism Achievement Award.

The CVB of the Year is recognized for outstanding efforts in promoting tourism in their area through events and activities that generate visitors. They are willing to work with surrounding tourism endeavors that not only promote their own but also other partners.

Alongside their community, the Yazoo County CVB celebrated Yazoo County’s tourism product, were profiled in major publications, grew their Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, celebrated the 42nd anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival, created a virtual tour of Yazoo County using their hashtag #YazooBackroads, and earned an award in digital communications from Constant Contact for their e-mail newsletters.

Tourism Achievement Award is awarded to a tourism entity that continues to bring tourist to visits. It is not only a first time achiever, but attracts visitors after the initial introduction.

Documentaries, commercials, albums, television programs, and radio shows have been recorded inside and out of the Blue Front Cafe, a landmark establishment located in Bentonia, Yazoo County, Mississippi. It is instantly recognizable across the country and the world as the home of the real deal country blues. Blues man and owner of the Blue Front Cafe, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, was unable to attend the award ceremony. Shanitra Finley, Executive Director of the Yazoo County CVB, accepted the award on his behalf.

The Annual Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the premier educational conference for tourism and hospitality leaders in the Mississippi Tourism Industry. This year , MTA welcomed the Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi to the Governor’s Conference in partnership.

The three day conference featured educational speakers and presenters and various networking opportunities. This year’s conference was held at the Beau Rivage on September 28-30, 2014. The conference attendees represented the various partners that make up the $629 million dollar a year tourism industry in Mississippi.

Yazoo County CVB of the Year 2014 Awards

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After-Hours Shopping Event in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Beat the big-city crowds, and find one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to delight you. This Shop Yazoo event, August 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, offers a preview of the newest merchandise for Fall! Win up to $250 in “Yazoo Bucks” in the Shop Crawl!!

Download your Shop Crawl Gamepiece Here!

Participating stores:

Anderson’s Jewelry
Black and White Dept. Store
Bow Ties and Tutus
Downtown Marketplace
Ferguson’s Furniture
Good Hope General Merchandise
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop. too!


Sponsored by the

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Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce

Revive Yazoo

Don’t miss

Revive Yazoo

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11
at 7:00pm

Bishop Edward Duku
of Butterworth, South Africa
Evangelist George Kumning
of Istanbul, Turkey

at the McCoy Elementary Cafetorium
located behind Yazoo City High School
1835 School Drive • Yazoo City, MS 39194

For more info or to VOLUNTEER call:
662.746.5082 or 662.528.1347

Sponsored by:
Yazoo Ministerial Association & Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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