Find a Mississippi fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across Mississippi including activities in Jackson, Vicksburg, and Hattiesburg. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Memphis Tri-State Blues Festival - Southaven, MS - Aug 21, 2021
Biloxi Seafood Festival - Biloxi, MS - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
A giant festival featuring great seafood, live music, children’s games, arts & crafts and more. Celebrate Biloxi’s rich culture, heritage, and more.
Bike MS Rockin Ride - Southaven, MS - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival - Greenville, MS - Sep 18, 2021
The largest blues festival in the Delta and the oldest in the United States. Always held on the 3rd Saturday in September, it features both local and national blues artists. Started in 1977.
Mid-South Fair - Southaven, MS - Sep 23 to Oct 3, 2021
The Mid-South Fair will be returning to Landers Center! There will be 11 days of fun with exciting carnival midway rides for adults and children, carnival games, outdoor entertainment, petting zoo, contests, delicious fair food and more.
Mississippi Pecan Festival - Beaumont, MS - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Over 250 booths with arts and crafts, antiques, the South’s finest foods, live bluegrass music, demonstrations, raffles and more. Don’t miss the bake-off or pecan pies.
Tupelo Ale Trail - Tupelo, MS - Sep 24, 2021
Ale Trail is a progressive craft beer tasting with stops in shops throughout Downtown Tupelo. Start your night by picking up your beer glass and map at FNB Bank, then shop around with participating merchants. End your night with an after-party
Hernando Water Tower Festival - Hernando, MS - Sep 25, 2021
Enjoy crafts, vendor booths, live music, a car show, BBQ contest, a corn hole tournament and a free Kids Zone!
Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival - Carrollton, MS - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Tour lots of historic homes, churches, and buildings in the area plus the J.Z. George Library. Enjoy live music, food, educational exhibits, traditional arts and crafts, and more at festival headquarters, 701 Lexington Street. Parking available on Washington Street or in front of the Courthouse.
Mississippi Peanut Festival - Collins, MS - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Mitchell Farms host this annual event. Includes over 75 vendors of yard art, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, arts, crafts, and a wide variety of food, plus pumpkin patch and a tour of a working farm with turn of the century antiques. There is also a fundraiser 5K raising funds for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Loblolly Festival - Laurel, MS - Oct 2, 2021
Annual event held the first Saturday in October. Get heritage with a small town feel with lots of artists, crafters, and craftmen set up downtown. Enjoy great food, funnel cake, and art judging.
Saint John Oktoberfest - Hattiesburg, MS - Oct 2, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church, with many of its church members descendants of German immigrants, has hosted this annual event for more than 40 years. It shares German food and culture with visitors to raise money for the churchâ€™s mission work. They offer German brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and other food for sale while guests listen to folk songs. There is also a silent auction, quilt raffle and deli featuring German meats and desserts.
Alcorn State University Jazz Festival - Vicksburg, MS - Oct 2, 2021
40th annual. Performances will be from school groups from throughout the SE and the MS Jazz Educators and Cassandra Wilson Group.
Bricks and Spokes - Vicksburg, MS - Oct 2, 2021
Don’t miss your chance to ride the red brick streets of Vicksburg, cross the Old Mississippi River Bridge and Louisiana backroads all in one ride! Cycle Vicksburg’s great rolling hills and see great fall scenery. There is a variety of rides from 10 to sixty-two miles with a choice of two gravel routes.
Olive Branch Octoberfest - Olive Branch, MS - Oct 2, 2021
Cruisin’ The Coast - Gulfport, MS - Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2021
Over 8000 cars kick off America’s Largest Block Party from several coastal locations. Enjoy cruise-ins, headline bands, oldies entertainment, swap meet, auto auction, and more.
Fall Flower and Garden Fest - Crystal Springs, MS - Oct 4 to Oct 8, 2021
Annual event at the Truck Crops Experiment Station. Lots of food, drink, and gardening fun with a 3 acre garden and over 5000 people attending.
Chili Festival - Tupelo, MS - Oct 8, 2021
Everyone’s favorite chili cook-off is back, and teams compete against each other in a number of prize categories, including best recipe, team spirit, best costumes, most creative tent and most original theme. Attendees can come at both lunch and dinner – tickets are sold at the gate upon entrance. You get to eat a bowl of delicious chili, then sample each team’s recipe, all before casting your vote for People’s Choice. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s beer and live music to make it the perfect Friday night!
Cleveland Oktoberfest - Cleveland, MS - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
More than 15,000 gather here every year for the event that has been called one of the best outdoor festivals in the Delta. It is organized by more than 100 community volunteers. While you are here, you will also be able to enjoy the Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship. The event kicks off on Friday afternoon, when the BBQ contest (featuring chefs from around the South) starts and they begin announcing some of the division winners. Live entertainment and dancing continue well into the evening. The antique car show and craft booths are on Saturday. Children’s activities include inflatables, face painting, rock climbing wall, train rides and more. So prepare for a weekend of pork barbecue, German brats, live music and fun. Since 1982.
Horn Lake Food Truck Festival - Horn Lake, MS - Oct 9, 2021
Join in the fun with craft vendors, live music, Kids Zone and of course many food trucks. Free admission.
French Camp Harvest Festival - French Camp, MS - Oct 9, 2021
Celebrating “The Lord’s Acre” for over 60 years with thanks, life, and small town living. Highlighted by the Quilt and Craft auction. Also crafts, food, music, buggy rides, and more.
Delta Hot Tamale Festival - Greenville, MS - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2021
Greenville is the “Hot Tomale Capital of the World”. Activity starts at the Greenville Inn and Suites but expands throughout downtown. Enjoy children’s fun in the square
Deep Blues Festival - Clarksdale, MS - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
Visit Clarksdale for a weekend of blues. Tickets are just $75 for the weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, plus Sunday afternoon) and gives you access to all shows at the New Roxy and the Shack Up Inn. There is plenty of free daytime music as well.
Great Mississippi River Balloon Race - Natchez, MS - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
Held at Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens, it features a carnival section with rides, games, and fun for all ages. Enjoy plenty of food. Local sports bars host college football on Saturday and the Saints football on Sunday. Also the exciting Balloon Race plus live music all weekend.
Bukka White Festival - Aberdeen, MS - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Lots of arts and crafts, kid’s fun, animal show, antiques, classic cars and fantastic blues music. A tribute named after singer-guitarist Booker “Bukka” White who lived in the Aberdeen area.
Gautier Mullet Festival - Gautier, MS - Oct 23, 2021
A free arts and crafts festival with local cuisine, arts & crafts, fishing rodeo, live music, car and boat show, kids zone, and a mullet toss!
Gulf Coast Veterans Parade - Gulfport, MS - Nov 6, 2021
Celebrating over 100 years since World War I ended and Armistice Day/Veteran’s Day has been celebrated, and continuing to honor all those who have served. Parade Begins at 11:00 AM in Downtown Biloxi to honor the many U.S. Veterans that attend the Gulf Coast Veterans Parade.
Peter Anderson Festival - Ocean Springs, MS - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
Annual arts and crafts festival featuring culinary events, live music, contests, hand on activities, plus over 150 shops, restaurants, and galleries. Lots of fun with kid’s activities also.
We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!
Vicksburg Fall Fest - Vicksburg, MS - Oct 6, 2018
Features live music, a bike race, sidewalk sale, and kid’s activities. Watch the antique tractor displays and demonstrations.
Old Man River QuiltFest - Vicksburg, MS - Aug 14 to Aug 17, 2019
A festival of beautiful quilts
Classic Music Festival - Southaven, MS - Sep 13, 2019
Mississippi Gourd Festival - Raleigh, MS - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy this annual festival held at the Smith County Ag Complex for the promotion of gourds, gourd crafting, the sharing of ideas, and general fellowship with other members.
Play Day in the Park - Hernando, MS - Oct 5, 2019
Games, activities, music and food A FREE day of play for the whole community!
Walls Fall Festival - Walls, MS - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: There were 100 vendors in recent years. In addition to vendor and craft booths, there will be children’s inflatables and games, live musical entertainment, silent auction and various community exhibits from Fire, Police, Search and Rescue and more.
Hambone Festival - Clarksdale, MS - Oct 24 to Oct 27, 2019
Walk the art gallery downtown, enjoy live blues music, sample bloody marys, and more.
Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip - Vicksburg, MS - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Two days of fiber arts including knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning, with vendors and classes, plus music
Blues Jubilee - Hernando, MS - Oct 9, 2020
This is an evening of blues, great food, and art at One Memphis Street. DeSoto Arts Council will have work on display during this time that is related to Hill Country Blues. All proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of the Von Theater and the DeSoto Arts Council.
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