Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas


October 14-22: South Mississippi Fair: South Mississippi Fair Grounds, Ellisville Rd. Laurel MS. Great entertainment, delicious “fair” food, wildlife and crop exhibits, stock shows, the best carnival rides around and much more! For more info call: 601-649-9010

October 22: Empty Bowls Hattiesburg Help support the Edwards St. Fellowship Center food pantry! Choose a handcrafted bowl, then enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert & beverage donated by local restaurants– all for $20. Your bowl is a reminder of all the EMPTY BOWLS in our community. 10:30 AM-1 PM @ Main Street Books in Hattiesburg.

October 22: Wayne County GOP Scholarship Gala: 6:30 PM, Wayne County Library. The gala will raise funds for scholarship opportunities for those students who tirelessly volunteer their time in helping local Republican campaigns get elected and spread the word of conservatism throughout the county.

October 23: WCU Festival of Hymns: Main Street Baptist Church @ 6 PM. A festival of hymns and works by Dan Forrest presented by the William Carey Oratorio Choir and Orchestra. 

October 29: Petal Fall Festival: Please join us in a fun filled day of food, arts and crafts. Children and adults alike will be able to enjoy many events such as a children’s village, an awesome car show and lots of entertainment. Entertainment this year will be announced soon. Remember, all entertainment is free of cost! Petal’s Hinton Park. October 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Wendy Lampton at (601) 545-1776.

October 30: Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes is a three-mile walk to raise funds for the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and awareness of type 1 and type 2 diabetes! There is a one-mile Family Fun Walk as well as a 3.1 mile/5K walk/run. Registration starts at 1:00 PM and the walk/run begins at 2:00 PM. Participants are invited to join a free picnic lunch immediately following the event! Teams and individuals are welcome! $20 minimum fundraising goal for each participant, those raising $50 and above receive an official 2016 Walk T-shirt! Cost: $20 minimum fundraising goal for each participant.

November 12: Ellisville Rotary Festival: 9 AM-4 PM. Downtown Ellisville. Live entertainment, arts & crafts, collectibles, activities for the kids, great food and much more! For more info call: 601-596-8231

November 19: Stringer Alpaca Festival Pet the alpacas, see the angora goats, fiber demonstrations, arts and crafts, bounce houses, children’s activities, food, dulcimer group and more. 9AM-4PM @ 383 Country Road 155, Stringer MS.

November 20: USM Fall Showcase Baseball Camp Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12 noon, with sign-in beginning at 11 a.m. It provides a great opportunity for players ranging from high school freshman to junior college sophomores (junior college freshmen must be academic qualifier). Participants will be given a chance to have their skills toned by college coaches receive specific instruction to their defensive position, speed training to improve their 60 time, as well as hitting at Pete Taylor Park. Any pitcher who is a dual player will be able to participate at both positions. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Lunch will not be provided. The camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants and the cost is $155 per camper.

December 3: Laurel Kiwanis Pancake Day ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes, sausage, butter and syrup @ YWCO and First Baptist Church. $5 prepay, $6 at the door. 6 AM-2 PM. Sponsored by the Laurel Kiwanis Club.

Contact us with your events:  Email jill@telesouth.com; call 601-264-5185; or fax 601-264-6237.