Jackson County Fair celebrates 100 years

The Jackson County Annual Blue Ribbon Fair has been welcoming families for 100 years.

To celebrate, city leaders, Jackson County Fair Association members, and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce came together to cut the blue ribbon in celebration.

After it’s 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.’

The week-long celebration will feature arts and 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 Mississippi Songwriters Alliance.

Saturday night will also feature a fireworks show. Jackson County Fair Association Member Dawn Jones said, “Kids now can say they rode the same rides that their grandparents rode. Not many places can say that. We have a love for the fair. It’s a great time at the fair. We love seeing the people, the kids, and this year is just so extra special.”

Follow the Jackson County Fairgrounds Facebook page for a list of times for each day.

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