Top entertainers on tap for 64th Choctaw Fair
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:00 AM
The 64th annual Choctaw Indian Fair kicks off next week for four fun-filled days of culture and spirit including Tribal arts, crafts, dances, native foods and the thrilling action of World Championship Stickball.
This year's fair, which starts Wednesday, July 10, will include an appearance by Uncle Si Robertson from A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty.
The fair will continue through Saturday, July 13.
Chief Phyliss J. Anderson will host Chief's Hour each day at 6 p.m., welcoming special guests, dignitaries, royalty and fairgoers to Choctaw.
Ten young ladies will compete in the Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant on the first night of the Fair beginning at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, July 11, Native American singer/songwriter Jana Mashonee will perform at 7 p.m. followed by Country Music star Josh Turner at 8:30 p.m.
Nashville duo Kari & Billy will take the stage on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. followed by Texas native Pat Green at 8:30 p.m.
The Native American trio Plateros will entertain fairgoers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 followed by Country Music star Justin Moore at 8:30 p.m.
The second annual REZ RUN will take place on Saturday of the fair beginning at 7 a.m. REZ RUN includes a 10K, 5K and a one-mile fun run/walk. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K races. The starting line is located at the Choctaw Central High School football field. Register at www.raceson line.com.
Also on Saturday, Si Robertson, from A&E's top rated show Duck Dynasty, will be on the fairgrounds for a special "Ask Si" question/answer session for the Duck Dynasty Experience.
This event requires separate tickets, which are limited in supply.
These ticket prices are $10 and show times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl River Resort Welcome Center or by calling the "Hey Jack" hotline at 601-650-1625 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Regular fair pass admission still applies and must accompany a Duck Dynasty pass.
Pre-fair activities are also planned starting on Tuesday, July 9 with gospel acts at the amphitheater, family night at the carnival and World Series of Stickball at 10:15 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for the 64th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair and the Duck Dynasty Experience! Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl River Resort Welcome Center now through July 9.
Pre-sale fair tickets will be available at last year's prices (adult: season $15 and student: season $10. Children 5 and under are free) until Sunday, July 7. Prices increase fair week, starting Monday, July 8 to $20 for an adult season pass, $12 for an adult day pass and $7 for a student day pass.
The student season pass will stay the same at $10. Duck Dynasty Experience tickets will also be sold for $10 each, while supplies last.
For a fair schedule and for more information visit www.choctawindianfair.com, the Facebook page (choctawindianfair) or call the fair line at 601-650-7450.