Thousands of people will be coming to the 62nd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair over the next few days.
The Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant formally kicked off the fair Wednesday night,
Kursten Watkins of the Red Water community was crowned the new Choctaw Indian Princess.
Watkins, the 18-year-old daughter of Scott and Bobbie Watkins is sponsored by Choctaw Tribal Schools.
The Choctaw Indian Princess serves as an ambassador for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. During her reign, she travels around the country to promote awareness of the Tribe.
First alternate and Miss Photogenic is Sahinna Dawn Anderson, 18, the daughter of Ricky Anderson, Sr., of the Red Water Community and Trina Jim of the Pearl River Community. Anderson was also the winner of the July 10 talent presentation.
Second alternate and Miss Congeniality is Jessica Martinez, 17-year-old daughter of Janice Martinez of the Red Water Community
The fair will bring music, traditional carnival activities, and a first-hand look at the Choctaw tribal culture, from basket weaving to traditional Choctaw dance.
Adult season tickets $15.00
Adult day tickets $10
Student day tickets $5
Ages 5 and under get free admission
A link to the schedule of events is provided below.