Ron Vaughan is down from Oxford a little early to get his cabin ready for friends and family in the coming week.
"I come and stay Thursday through the following Saturday every time," says Vaughan, "so it's about a 10 day stretch."
The fair is dubbed "Mississippi's Giant House Party, but this event could also be called a giant family reunion, and it's one that's been on the calendar of so many families across the state for over a century.
Fair manager Doug Johnson says there won't be many new additions to the fair entertainment this year, organizers are simply sticking with what's worked over the years.
"Hopefully we'll have a drier fair then it was last year," says Johnson, "but we've got a lot of good national entertainment."
Also organizers say all the damage from that fire in spring of 2011 is in the rear view mirror, with every cabin that was damaged back up and running in time for the 2012 fair.
Day passes are $15 for those 10 and up, with kids getting in for free.
Season passes are $40.