Choctaw, Miss. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will host the 65th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair July 9-12. And there will be pre-fair activities starting Tuesday, July 8, with Gospel Night at the Amphitheater Stage, reduced carnival ride rates and stickball games.
The opening ceremonies kick-off the fair at 6 p.m. July 9, followed by the 60th Annual Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant.
Country music artist Chris Young takes the stage Thursday night, July 10 at 8:30 p.m. to perform well-known hits like “Neon,” “Aw Naw,” “Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song),” and “Tomorrow.”
Friday night, July 11, contemporary Christian artist David Crowder brings his unique blend of porch music meets electronic music to the stage at 8:30 p.m., playing old and new favorite praise and worship songs like “I Am” and “How He Loves.” Crowder has a new debut solo release, Neon Steeple.
Then on Saturday night, July 12, after Closing Ceremonies, chart-topping country music super group Eli Young Band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. to perform “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night.”
Also featured at this year’s fair will be the Scales, Tails, & Teeth Show featuring Jimmy Riffle of The Animal Planet’s The Gator Boys and his Road Show Crew. Scales, Tails & Teeth will be scheduled Thursday, July 10-Saturday, July 12 on the Choctaw Indian Fairgrounds. There will be three shows per day (times to be announced). The show will feature alligator education and entertainment.
The 3rd Annual Rez Run will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Warrior Stadium. Runners can compete in the 1-mile, 5K or 10K races for awards and prizes. $500 will go to the top male and female winners in the 10K and $200 for the top male and female winners in the 5K. To register, click the attached link.
Choctaw Social Dancing and cultural displays will also be showcased at the stage nightly before the musical performances. Immediately following the show, World Series of Stickball games will be played at Warrior Stadium with the WSS Championship Game capping off the last night of the fair Saturday, July 12 at 10 p.m.
For more information about the fair, click the attached link to visit the Choctaw Indian fair website or call the fair hotline at 601-650-7450.