Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty in full swing

Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty in full swing


Political speaking gets underway today at the 133rd Neshoba County Fair with a host of local officials before Thursday’s appearance by Gov. Tate Reeves.

Neshoba County District Attorney Steven Kilgore leads off the speaking today at 9 a.m. at the Pavilion followed by Chancery Judge Joey Kilgore and host of others concluding with Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann at 10:30 a.m.

Other local speakers of note on Wednesday include state Reps. Michael T. Evan and C. Scott Bounds as well as Sen. Jenifer Branning..

Day two on Thursday commences with a slate of nine state-level officials. Speeches start at 9 a.m. with Central District Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey. 

Gov. Tate Reeves will round out the political speaking at 10:30 a.m.

Each speaker will have about 10 minutes to deliver their message.

The Meridian Day Program is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and Coastal Mississippi Day is on Thursday. 

Another day of horse and harness racing begins at 2 p.m. today.

A full slate of music is on tap for the rest of the week. Sawyer Brown will play tonight at 8 p.m.

The A.J. Yates Jr. Memorial Late Night Sing is tonight (Wednesday) at the Pavilion at 1 a.m. 

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is Thursday evening and Michael Ray will play the last night of the Fair before the fireworks show.

Season Tickets are $50, day tickets are $20 and children nine and under are free.

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