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Events

2nd Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 23. Quitman. Acts include Bounds & Determined and Kings Mountain Band, both from Northport, Alabama; Patchwork String Band from Oxford and Rhonda Kelly of Quitman. Starts at 10 a.m. Clarkco State Park, 386 Clarkco Road. Details: 601-776-6651.


2nd Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 23. Quitman. Acts include Bounds & Determined and Kings Mountain Band, both from Northport, Alabama; Patchwork String Band from Oxford and Rhonda Kelly of Quitman. Starts at 10 a.m. Clarkco State Park, 386 Clarkco Road. Details: 601-776-6651.


Whistlestop Weekend

Nov. 5-6. Meridian. Formerly known as the Railfest, Soule Live Steam, and The Carousel Organ Association of America’s Fall Rally. Railroad memorabilia, live steam engines, classic cars, model trains, steam musical organs, blacksmithing, antique machine shop, broom making, and antique print shop operation. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: 601-286-7738.


The Annual Holiday Missions Marketplace

Nov. 6. Puckett. Sponsored by UMW of the Puckett United Methodist Church, 6412 Highway 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rummage sale and vendors will be outside. Come inside and enjoy a homemade soup lunch, a bargain at $5 a bowl. Also, shop for the holidays, and holiday casseroles and desserts will be for sale or to order ready for Thanksgiving/Christmas. Past items included: arts and crafts, woodwork/yard art,  homemade goods, jewelry, purses, holiday gifts, and more. Proceeds go to help the Center Ridge Outpost, a camp for children with autism. Raffle tickets will be sold for a community basket to support our local mission, “Friends in Need.” Details: 601-214-7834.


Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

Nov. 13-14. Gulfport. Featuring Highland Reign, The Jollies, Blarney Coast, Celtic Crossroads, The Crescent and Clover Celtic Band, Emerald Accent, James Linden Hogg, New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble, Red McWilliams, jousting, axe throwing, storytelling, clans, vendors, the MacCrossan School of Irish Dance, Highland Cows, bagpipe bands, sheep herding, artisans, and authentic food. Harrison County Fairgrounds, 1532 County Farm Road. Road. Details: mshighlandsandislands@gmail.com or 228-380-1642.


The 25th Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale

Nov. 20. Vancleave. More than 50 arts and craft vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for Christmas gift-giving. Inside the library, the year’s biggest book sale will be happening. All proceeds will go toward the Friends of the Vancleave Library’s projects and programs. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Vancleave Public Library. 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave, Jackson County. Details: 228-826-4143. JGRLS.org.


The 67th Pre-Thanksgiving Gospel Sing Concert.

Nov. 20. South Mendenhall. Featuring The Down East Boys, Terry Joe Terrell, Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes, and The Revelations. New Life Fellowship. 2167 Highway 49. Details: 601-906-0677.


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