It's Fair Time!

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

For the next week, people from all over the country will live in a tiny part of rural Mississippi, attending the Neshoba County Fair. The tradition has lasted more than a century.

"I think that so many people are catching on that you got to be happy," said fair veteran Mildred Estes. "Regardless what's going on. And this is the place to start!"

It does seem to be a proven fact that Mississippi's "Giant House Party" does not lack in the happiness department, or the entertainment department.

"Today the main entertainment will be the rodeo," said Doug Johnson, fair association general manager. "We always look forward to that, and of course, that's the main entertainment for tomorrow night as well."

And there is always good live music at the fair. This yea,r most girls seemed fairly excited about Tuesday night's performer.

"Luke Bryan is coming so me and a lot of my friends are coming for that," said Mary Alice Turner.

The Pavilion on the Square is famous not only for music and entertainment but for political announcements and speeches.

Political expert Sid Salter says that the speeches made by politicians and political campaigners will be exciting, not only under the pavilion but under the oak trees as well.

"I think Delbert Hosemann's speech will be one of the most anticipated among the statewide elective officials," Salter said. "Obviously there will be a lot of attention paid to Lt. Governor Phil Bryant's speech and to Tate Reeves' (state treasurer) speech. Stacy Pickering's (state auditor) speech will be another speech that people will be listening for."

Gov. Haley Barbour will give the final speech Thursday at 11 a.m. So it looks like everything is covered. Food, music, politics, and entertainment.

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