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By Staff
Sept. 17, 2003
Sept. 27-28 For the 10th year, the Pass Christian Collage Art Festival "Art in the Park," will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in War Memorial Park. The festival will feature original art, all-day music by Gulf Coast native Bobby Allison, a food court, art demonstrations, pencil portrait sketches, face-painting for children and a silent auction of original art.
For information, call the Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce at (228) 452-2252 or e-mail
Sept. 27-28 The Mississippi Pecan Festival is taking applications for its 2003 Gospel Talent Show. The competition will be held on the festival stage beginning at 2 p.m. For an application or more information, call (601) 525-3792 or (601) 964-8201 or write to: Mississippi Pecan Festival, P.O. Box 630, Richton, MS 39476.
Sept. 29 The James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center welcomes the "Ready to Fly Tour" to its main arena. The concert will feature FFH with special guest Big Daddy Weave and contemporary Christian singer Warren Barfield. Showtime is 7 p.m. Advanced general admission tickets are $15. Group tickets are $12.50 a person for groups of 10 or more. Tickets at the door are $17. For information, call (601) 583-7500 or visit
Oct. 4 The 14th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival at Archusa Water Park in Clarke County.
The festival is sponsored by the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce in an effort to promote forestry for economic development and to spotlight the county's abundant wildlife and natural scenic beauty.
For information, call Patty Combest at 776-5701.
Oct. 4 Downtown Vicksburg's Fall Festival begins at 8:30 a.m. when the 21st Annual Old Courthouse Flea Market opens around the Old Courthouse Museum. Throughout the day, festival-goers can enjoy food and live entertainment.
For information, call the Vicksburg Main Street Program &Hospitality at (601) 634-4527 or visit
Oct. 11 BankPlus and the Meridian Council for the Arts are sponsoring the Three Foot Art Festival. The event will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Singing Brakeman Park, next to Union Station on Front Street in downtown Meridian.
Exhibitors from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia will display work in various media, including clay, metal, photography, mixed media and sculpture.
At 3 p.m., festival-goers will enjoy sounds of The Caldwells, a blues/gospel group from West Point, followed by Capital City Stage Band and the Bluz Boys.
For information, call 485-1944.
Nov. 1-2 Applications are being accepted for the 19th Annual Homemakers Arts and Crafts Show and Sale in Meridian.
The event will be at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park. Saturday times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday times are noon to 5 p.m. Admission is 50 cents. Concessions include homemade soup and chili and other goodies. For information, call Patty Swearingen, county director of the MSU Extension Service, at 482-9764.
Nov. 1 The City of Laurel is accepting applications from arts and crafts and food vendors for the annual Main Street Festival.
The festival is in historic downtown Laurel. For more information or an application, telephone the Community Affairs Office at (601) 428-7044 or e-mail requests to Deadline for application is Oct. 21.