Mississippi State Fair extended for an additional weekend

The 161st annual Mississippi State Fair was originally scheduled to wrap up over the weekend, but because of Hurricane Delta’s effect on the event, the fair has been extended. 

In a Facebook post Monday morning, Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson announced that the fair will stick around for one more weekend (Thursday-Sunday) with “fair weather” on the horizon. 

The inclement weather brought on by the recent storm caused officials to alter the fair schedule on October 9th and 10th prompting the decision to extend the event on the back-end. 

Certain attractions like the petting zoo, pig races, Great American Thrill Show, pony and camel rides, Fetch-N-Fish, the Timberworks Lumberjack Show, and exhibits in the Mississippi Trade Mart will not be present during the extension.

The schedule for the extended Mississippi State Fair is as follows:

Thursday, October 22

Gates Open:  11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Free Admission & Parking: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rides Open: 2:00 p.m.

Ride Special: Unlimited rides for $27 All Day

 

Friday, October 23

Gates Open:  11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Free Admission & Parking: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rides Open: 2:00 p.m.

Ride Special: Midnight Madness: Unlimited rides for $27 starting at 9:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 24

Gates Open: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Rides Open: 12 Noon

Ride Special: Unlimited rides for $27 All Day

Special Outdoor Concert: The Gaither Vocal Band at 6:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 25

Gates Open: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rides Open: 12 Noon

Ride Special: Unlimited rides for $27 All Day

 

Gate admission is $5, and children under the age of 6 are free. Parking is $5, with exception of weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Due to additional events taking place on the fairgrounds, those coming to the Mississippi State Fair will need to enter the fairgrounds through Gates 1 (walking access only), 3, 5 and 7 (walking access only). On campus parking will only be accessible through Gate 3 and Gate 5.