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From Rabbit Foot to Blues & Cruise Exhibit

May 24-Aug. 30, Port Gibson. Learn more of the story behind the first Mississippi Blues Trail marker. A series of five live events, hosted by Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. Details: 601-437-8905;

Lower Delta Talks Series

August 20, Rolling Fork. Audrey Harrison will deliver the presentation, Monarch Migration. 6:30 p.m. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library; 116 Robert Morganfield Way. Free admission. Details: 662-873-6261;

Choctaw County Jamboree

August 24, Ackerman. Featuring bluegrass bands Harmony & Grits, Robert Montgomery, Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers and Phillip Steinmetz. Meals will be available from the Ackerman Church of God. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Music 1 – 9:30 p.m. Choctaw County Community Center; 895 College St. Admission; children under 18 free with paying adult. Details: 662-617-3744.

4th Annual Ride to Sunbelt Youth Ranch

August 24, West Point to Lake. Motorcycle ride fundraiser for Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch, a ministry in Lake for at-risk youth. 9 a.m. Details: 662-640-5956.

Mississippi Sacred Harp Singing Convention

August 24-25, Forest. Singing on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Antioch Primitive Baptist Church; 6931 Hwy. 21. Details: 601-940-1612.

From Rabbit Foot to Blues & Cruise Exhibit

Now-Aug. 30, Port Gibson. Learn more of the story behind Port Gibson’s first Mississippi Blues Trail marker through this interactive exhibit hosted by Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. Details: 601-437-8905;

41st Annual Prairie Arts Festival

August 31, West Point. Fine arts, crafts, 5k run, kids activities and more. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Details: 662-494-5121;

Coila Annual Fall Festival

August 31, Coila. Food vendors, fresh hog skins and cracklins cooked on the spot, live music, children's activities, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, handmade quilts, arts and crafts and more. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Crossroads at 15426 Hwy. 1, 6.5 miles south on Hwy. 17 from Hwy. 82. Free admission. Details: 662-385-6223.

Krewe of Horse Sports Autumn Chase Fun Show

September 6-8, Gulfport. Featuring great footing, good stabling, exhibitor appreciation events and lots of fun. Will include beginner classes, hunter classes and classic equitation classes, classic jumper classes and more. Harrison County Fair Grounds. Details: 228-669-2687; 228-357-0431.

Battle of the Cowboys, a Western Heritage Event

September 7, Meridian. Sponsored by Cattle Call Cowboy Church, this includes a Mule Pull and a Ranch Rodeo with team competition, children’s entertainment, vendors and concessions by Chuck Wagon Cooking Team. Lauderdale Country Agri-Center. Details: 601-917-5996; 601-692-5618.

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