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Join us on the #YazooBackroads

 Follow along as we explore the backroads of Yazoo County, Mississippi! The winding and mysterious backroads of Yazoo County, the largest county in Mississippi, are full of hidden treasures, breathtaking views of the Mississippi delta and the loess bluffs, and people and places you won’t soon forget.  We’re taking you with us! If you’re stuck at your desk behind a computer screen, dreaming of someplace warm or colorful, or just curious about what mysteries await you in Yazoo County, be sure to check out the #YazooBackroads posts on Tagboard below.  Discover the blues, people, food, scenery and adventure that awaits you in Yazoo County, Mississippi!     Check out our #YazooBackroads posts through Tagboard! View all of our #YazooBackroads posts from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter on one page!  

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Meet the CVB Interns!

  Meet the CVB Interns! We are so pleased to announce that the participants in our 2014 Internship/Scholarship program have been chosen!  This is the inaugural year for our program, offered in an effort to educate high school students in Yazoo County of the importance of tourism to the economy of our area, and to encourage them to consider Tourism Management as a profession. This year’s group of young people was absolutely outstanding.  They made our decision both exciting and heartbreaking, as we would have loved to have taken each and every one of this fine group of students from Yazoo City and Yazoo County under our wings.  In the end, Ebony Preston and Norman Lewis II were our picks.  They will spend two months during this summer volunteering at the tourism office and visitors center in Yazoo City before heading off to college this fall. Ebony Preston is a current senior at

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Yazoo County CVB Wins Marketing Award 3rd Year in a Row!

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the 2013 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits that are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and drive success for their organization. Yazoo County CVB’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. “We are so excited and honored to receive this award for a third year,” says Tonja Ray-Smith, Executive Director of the Yazoo County CVB.  “Constant Contact’s e-mail marketing has enabled us to reach an even broader market than in years past, and to bring the news of Yazoo County tourism directly to the inbox of our fans.  Our subscribers range from local residents to travelers and tourists from across the

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2014 Mississippi Tour Guides – Available Now!

The 2014 official Mississippi Tour Guides are now available in print and online!  The guide is all-new for 2014, including a re-vamped layout featuring the state’s multitude of treasures and towns broken down by area: Capital/River Region, Coastal Region, Delta Region, Hills Region, and Pines Region. Find out about all the great places to Eat, Shop, Play and Stay in the great state of Mississippi, learn about the state’s many golf courses, lodging in all areas, RV parks, state parks, discover Mississippi trails, and so much more!  Yazoo County has several listings that have been featured in the Delta area guide. Also, brand new to the state is the Mississippi Tour Guide App!  You can view the full guide on your mobile device by downloading the app from iTunes or Google Play.  You can also view the digital guide from your computer.  Links below! Digital guide (view from your laptop

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An award winning year in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Celebrating a successful 2013 in Yazoo County, and looking forward to a FABULOUS 2014! We are celebrating another award-winning year in Yazoo County tourism! The Big Move! The year started out on a high note with our move to the high-traffic area of Highway 49 (Jerry Clower Boulevard) in Yazoo City, and the opening of our all-new Visitors Center.  The support we received from the Yazoo County community has been wonderful, and our visitors have enjoyed the convenience.  Our new location has helped us to capture the attention of folks traveling through the city, as well as given our office staff the space and resources to be even more effective.  Our open house was held on January 17 (amid snow and an ice storm) and was well attended by local residents and tourism professionals from around the state.  Thank you for your support! Shopping Guide Update 2013 also brought in

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The Legend of the Witch of Yazoo

The Witch of Yazoo Located in the middle of the historic section of Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City’s public cemetery, is a grave surrounded by chain links known as, “The Witch’s Grave”. The legend of the Witch of Yazoo became famous in Willie Morris’ book, Good Old Boy published in 1971. This story is an example of the unusual folklore surrounding Yazoo County. Many have pointed out that the grave and the legend were there long before Morris was born, and that the chain had been broken for a long time. According to the legend, the old woman lived on the Yazoo River, and was caught torturing fishermen who she lured in off the river.  The sheriff is said to have chased her through the swamps where she was half drowned in quicksand by the time the sheriff caught up with her.  As she was sinking, she swore her revenge on

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Holidays at the Hampton

Don’t miss this wonderful holiday event in Yazoo City. The lovely Hampton Inn – Yazoo City is hosting Holidays at the Hampton Join us for Holiday Cookies and Punch. Come and be a part of The Angel Tree sponsored by The Salvation Army, and see our beautiful Hotel. December 5, 2013 From 4:30PM to 7:00PM For more information, contact: 2161 Grand Ave, Yazoo City, MS 39194 • chawlahotelsdos@gmail.com • 662.746.3333

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CVB Honors Awards 2013 Winners

YAZOO COUNTY TOURISM RECOGNIZES BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN THE COUNTY’S INDUSTRY Yazoo City, Miss. (November 21, 2013) – Last week, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, winners of the 2012 and 2013 CVB of the Year for their budget category from the Mississippi Tourism Association, presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the county during the 2013 CVB Honors program. Held at The No Smoking Smokehouse on Main Street in Yazoo City, the awards ceremony showcased the best and brightest tourism organizations, front line staff members, volunteers and projects from across Yazoo County. The award recipients were as follows: Restaurant of the Year – Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo Hotel of the Year – Main Street Hotel Fast Food Establishment of the Year – P-Reaux’s Hut on Broadway Front Line Staff of the Year, Restaurant – Hazel Davis at Hall of Fame Restaurant Front Line Staff of the

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Main Street Market

Main Street Market 210 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662.751.8886 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday.  Closed Sunday. For an unusual shopping excursion, Main Street Market is the place to visit! We have antiques, collectibles, gifts, and much more.

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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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Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 186
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
Toll Free: (800) 381-0662
Phone: (662) 746-1815
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