Jackson County fair celebrates centennial October 17-24

Jackson County Fairgrounds on Shortcut Road in Pascagoula is a flurry of activity as Jackson County Mississippi Employees prepare for the 100th Annual Blue-Ribbon Fair, October 17-24.

After its one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue-Ribbon fair will operate under State and County safety protocols with a new “no contact” payment system for rides, midway attractions, and games called “Magic Money.”

“Our fair vendor for over 50 years, Vinson Amusements, has made a tremendous investment in the ‘Magic Money’ machines to reduce contact with exchange of money on the midway,” said Fair Board President Alan Smith. “Fairgoers will purchase the cards from one of 20 machines on the fairgrounds and pre-load with cash or credit/debit card,” said Smith. Cards are reloadable using the ‘Magic Money’ app or visiting a machine.” 

The weeklong celebration will feature arts & crafts, a variety of food booths, livestock displays, carnival rides and attractions, and a Business Expo in the Civic Center. Nightly entertainment on the Civic Center stage will feature Danny “Elvis” Rand, the Upbeat Line Dancers, Studio of Creative Dance, and performances from the MS Songwriters Alliance. Saturday night will feature a Fireworks show. 

For more information, visit Jackson County’s website at or contact the fairgrounds at 228-762-6043.


County Fair Schedule 2021 

Food Booths Open Monday, Oct 18 to Sunday, Oct 24

Rides Open at 4:00 pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Rides Open at 2:00 pm Tuesday, Friday

Rides Open at 11:00 am Saturday and 12:30 pm Sunday

Midnight Madness Friday 11:00pm – 2:00am

Civic Center Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Barn Opens to the public Monday at 8:00 am

Arts Building Opens to the public Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Arts Building and Barn Open Wednesday-Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Old Settlers Day Thursday – Registration 9:00 am – 11:00 am, featuring the Upbeat Line Dancers from the Sr Citizens Center (11 am & 4 pm)

Dog Show Friday 6:30 pm – Registration 5:00 pm at Barn

Fireworks Show – Saturday Night at 9:00 pm

Youth Livestock Show – Saturday 1:00 pm Barn



Monday – Danny Rand “Elvis” Show

Tuesday – Dance Recital featuring local dance studios

MS Songwriters Alliance Wednesday-Friday:

Wed: Abe Patridge, Jennifer Hurley, Dana Woods, Nell Seymour

Thurs: Wayard Jones, Amanda Jones, Brian “Bicycle” Jones with the KneeOn Sisters and Party of Two

Fri: Double Dee with George Lee and Buck Allen



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