The Jackson County Fair is Back – October 15-22

From:  News Release   10/11/17  GCN

Jackson County’s “best week of the year” returns with the County Fair on Oct. 15-22. The Fair is eight straight days of spinning rides, stockyard exhibits, live entertainment, and seafood gumbo!


It is Jackson County’s largest agricultural and entertainment event of the year and brings people from across the entire Coast together for one week of entertainment, food, and October traditions.


  • Live entertainment ranging from music and dance groups to a talent show and dog show will be provided on the indoor Civic Center stage and at the Barn.
  • Rides will be open at 4 p.m. from Oct. 15 - Oct. 19 and earlier throughout the weekend.
  • The Commercial Booths in the Civic Center will open on Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.
  • The Livestock Barn opens on Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.
  • The Arts Building opens on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Jackson County citizens age 70 and above are invited to the Old Settler’s Day Lunch at the fair on Thursday, Oct. 19. Lunch tickets can be picked up from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. at a tent in front of the Arts Building that day.


The food is another ingredient to the Fair’s on-going success. Along with midway food vendors, the food booth pavilion, located at the northwest corner of the fairgrounds, houses 9 individual food booths and room for hundreds to dine comfortably under a single covered facility no matter what the weather is like.


The food booths will be hosted this year by: Caswell Springs United Methodist Church, Faith in the Word Ministries, Liberty Assembly of God Church, Parkway Baptist Church, Safe Harbor United Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Solomon Temple Zion Church, Morning Star Baptist/Emmanuel Missionary Baptist, and Asbury Chapel AME Zion Church.


Other highlights for the 2017 Fair include:


Monday, October 16

  • Judging in Arts Building – Arts Building is CLOSED until Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, October 17

  • Judging in Barn – Crops, Poultry, Rabbits and Vegetables
  • Family Night at the Fair – Ride Prices Reduced from 4 p.m. to close
  • Family Night at the Barn from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Performances by Dance Groups (Civic Center)
    • 5 p.m.: Studio of Dance
    • 6 p.m.:  Jolene Stars of the South

Thursday, October 19

  • Old Settler’s Day Lunch (no presentation) – registration from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Friday, October 20

  • Rides open at 2 p.m. until
  • Children’s Day – Ride prices reduced from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Dog Show (Barn) – 6:30 p.m. (registration 5 – 6:15 p.m.)
  • Midnight Madness – 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Saturday, October 21

  • Rides open at 11 a.m. until
  • Youth Livestock Show (Barn) – 1 p.m..

Sunday, October 22

  • Rides open at 12:30 p.m. until
  • Super SundayArmbands from 12:30 – 5 p.m. or 5:30– 9:30 p.m.


 The Jackson County Fair Book can be found at (click on 2017 Fairbook).


The County Fair will be held at its customary location in Pascagoula at the intersection of Shortcut and Hospital Roads. It is once again the largest free admission fair along the entire Gulf Coast. Free parking will be available in the north parking lot along Shortcut Rd. and along Vega Street south of the Fairground. Contact the Fairground office with any questions 228-762-6043.


See you at the Fair!