Jackson County Fair in full swing
It’s been a 96-year-old tradition and the Jackson County Fair is still going strong. News 25’s Taylor Rubach has more on this family fun event and what this year’s fair has to offer.
It’s known as the best week of the year and the Jackson County Fair is not one to disappoint the residents who keep coming back every year. Gautier resident James Adams said, “Just seeing all the local folks and everything else here, we enjoy it.”
Moss Point resident Brad Dixon said, “It’s exciting when you come out here and you get to meet some of the people that you hadn’t seen in a long time and most of all, I like to see the kids enjoy the rides and come out and have fun also.”
Gautier resident Shanna Adams said, “The community, you see everybody you know. The kids have a great time, we enjoy eating.”
The fair features thrilling rides and even some Halloween themed exhibits, carnival food, games, and even livestock exhibits. Livestock Chairman Dawn Jones said, “We have animals galore. We have a barn full of cows. We have goats, sheep hogs, chickens, rabbits, we have any type of animal you want to see up there.”
Aside from the midway fun, families can enjoy different events every night throughout the week like a gumbo cook-off, family night and even a dog show. “They can bring their dogs to the competition to see who has the best dog in Jackson County and at the end of that, they put their costumes on and see who has the best costume,” said Jones.
The Jackson County Fair ends Sunday, October 22nd with free admission and tickets are just one dollar.