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Posted on: October 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Jackson County Will Celebrate Centennial County Fair - Oct. 17-24, 2021

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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, 2021.   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.

 Be sure to follow the Jackson County Fair Grounds facebook page or contact the Fairgrounds at 228-762-6043 for more information.

County Fair Schedule 2021

  • Food Booths Open Monday Oct 18 – Sunday Oct 24
  • Rides Open at 4:00pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
  • Rides Open at 2:00pm Tuesday, Friday
  • Rides Open at 11:00am Saturday and 12:30pm Sunday
  • Midnight Madness Friday 11:00pm -2:00am 
  • Civic Center Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Barn Opens to the public Monday at 8:00am 
  • Arts Building Opens to the public Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • Arts Building and Barn Open Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Old Settlers Day Thursday – Registration 9:00am-11:00am      featuring the Upbeat Line Dancers from the Sr Citizens Center 11am & 4pm                                                           
  • Dog Show Friday 6:30pm  – Registration 5:00pm at Barn
  • Fireworks Show – Saturday Night at 9:00pm
  • Youth Livestock Show – Saturday 1:00pm 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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