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October 4, 2006 - October 15, 2006
Mississippi State Fair
This large annual state fair is one of the oldest and largest state fairs in the nationFeatured are top name entertainment, rides, and exhibits. Great fun for the entire family.
Location Mississippi State Fairgrounds 1200 East Mississippi Street.
Entrances at High St. and Jefferson St.  Jackson, MS
Admission Yes

October 6, 2006 - May 13, 2007
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: Jewels of the Sea: Walter Anderson’s Aquatica
Jackson, MS

October 7, 2006 - October 14, 2006
A Place Called Raymond-Fall Pilgrimage
Choose from evening or day tours of historic homes and properties in antebellum Raymond. Enjoy an original play, "An Occurrence at the Oak Tree Hotel: The Trial of the Bedbug."
Location historic homes and buildings in Raymond, Ms
Admission Yes

October 12, 2006
Queen of the Blues Celebrates With Queen of Hearts.  Jackson, MS

Now Open
Jackson Zoo’s,  $8 Million Wilderness,  Mississippi Area  Now Open Jackson, MS

Now Open
Eudora Welty House Now Open,   A National Historic Landmark
Jackson, MS

October 21, 2006
Trustmark Red Beans & Rice Festival
Enjoy delicious samplings of red beans and rice, courtesy of the many cooking teams vying for the
title of the BEST red beans and rice dish.  Live music and entertainment, people's choice award.
Children's activity area. 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Location Downtown Jackson
Admission Free

October 21, 2006
Bagwell Antique Show and Sale
Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Mississippi Trade Mart, Jackson, MS
Admission Yes

October 27, 2006 - October 28, 2006
Fright Night
This "spook-tacular" event offers visitors of all ages a chance to be tricked and treated at the Zoo. Come join in the costume contest, take a horrifying walk down the Trail of Terror and enter the Haunted House.
Location Jackson Zoological Park,  Jackson, MS
General Admission

October 28, 2006
Trustmark Red Beans & Rice Festival
Enjoy delicious samplings of red beans and rice, courtesy of the many cooking teams vying for the title of the BEST red beans and rice dish.Live music and entertainment, people's choice award. Children's activity area.  Location Downtown Jackson, Jackson, MS

October 31, 2006
The Fourth Annual Haunting of Olde Towne
An event for the whole family! Carnival atmosphere, with food, games, moon walks, haunted house, contest and prizes.
Location Jefferson Street, Olde Towne Clinton, Ms
Admission $1 per person, Free with 1 can of food

November 2, 2006 - November 4, 2006
Mistletoe Marketplace
The largest fundraiser in Mississippi! Enjoy the excitement of this three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 150 merchants from across the nation. Each day
is filled with special events designed to fuel the excitement of the approaching holiday season.
Location Mississippi Trade Mart, Jackson, MS
Admission Yes

November 3, 2006 - November 4, 2006
Christmas in the South Arts & Crafts Bazaar
Juried arts and crafts show featuring the finest artist and crafters the South has to offer.
Location MS State Fairgrounds, A & I Buildings, Jackson, MS
Admission $1 Adult, Children 12 and under free

November 4, 2006
Raymond Fall Festival
A community happening providing family fun with a Road Kill Cookoff, Scarecrow and Pumpkin Carving Contest, Car and Bike Show, children's activities, vendors, and entertainment.
Admission Free

November 16, 2006
Capital City Football Classic
Activities surrounding the Jackson State University and Alcorn State University football game include: a scholarship banquet, Miss Capital City Classic pageant, pep really, greek step show, Battle of the Bands, and much more! Various venues; game at the Veteran's Memorial Stadium. Jackson, MS
Admission Free

November 17, 2006
Handworks Holiday Market
High quality arts, crafts and (now antiques)! show. Exhibitors from several states create a festive shopping atmosphere. Unique gifts for all occassions.  Jackson, MS
Admission $5 Adults,  Free Children under 12,  $2 Second day entry with 1st day ticket.

November 19, 2006
Holiday Happening 2006
Indulge yourself with unique holiday gifts, home decor, and entertaining ideas. Antique Stores, Gift Shops, Florists, and more will open their doors from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for an Open House to kick off the holidays.  Location Stores all over the City, Clinton, MS
Admission Free

December 1, 2006 - December 3, 2006
Chimneyville Crafts Festival
At this ultimate Christmas shopping spree, more than 160 members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi will display and demonstrate their works. Includes crafts in wood, pottery, glass, leather, fiber, metal basketry, jewelry and more.
Friday night's Preview Party is open to everyone for just $30.00;
general admission for the show Saturday and Sunday is $6,
children under 12 are free.
Location Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Trade Mart Bldg., Jackson, MS
Admission $6 Adults Children under 12 Free

December 2, 2006
32st Annual Clinton Christmas Parade
Bands, floats, beauty queens, skaters, dancers, antique cars and Santa.
Location Clinton Boulevard, Clinton, MS
Admission Free

December 5, 2006
Christmas on the Square
Community gathering. Annual Christmas Celebration. Lighting of the tree, carols, Santa Claus
Location Historic Town Square, Raymond, MS
Admission Free

December 5, 2006
Clinton's Hometown Celebration
Stroll the Streets of Olde Towne Clinton where the stores are highlighting Village Snow Scene. Then have your photo made with Santa, walk by the live Navitity Scene. At 6:00 a program of music,
readings and then the Tree Lighting.  Location 302 Monroe Street, Clinton, MS
Admission Free

December 7, 2006
5th Annual Lighting of Kids' Towne
Kids' Towne comes alive when the switch is pulled and thousands of sparkling lights begin to glow bringing the Spirit of Christmas to the eyes of the spectators.
Location Kids'Towne, Clinton, MS
Admission Free

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