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Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas

October 9: White Linen BBQ at Walthall Park will be held from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $35 and will include a full BBQ dinner (pulled pork, ribs, chicken and sides), soda, wine and beer. Music by Cary Hudson, Her & the Hymns and Mark Mann. 100% of all profits will be donated to Extra Table, a non-profit organization that works to end hunger in the state of Mississippi.  For more details, email!

October 9: DuBard School Speakeasy. 7-10 pm. After giving your password to enter the joint, you’ll be granted access inside the “DuBard School Community Meeting,” a false front to be sure no one was followed by the law. After covering the house rules and the coast is clear for getting raided by the ‘fuzz,’ guests will be welcomed into the ballroom where a variety of “giggle juices” (prohibition-era cocktails) and 1920’s inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, live jazz compliments of the Southern Miss Jazz Band will fill the halls for dancing, a photo booth will give guests an opportunity to dress to the era, and a good time will be had by all. Tickets are $35. For tickets, to go

October 10: The 3rd Annual Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Bike-A-Thon will be held at 7 am benefitting Extra Table. For more info, go to

October 10: The Flats and That 5K is being hosted by West Jones FCA.  Proceeds will go towards purchasing bibles for students. 8 am. West Jones High School. To register, go to

October 10: Dying to Live’s Ride for Recovery. Christ Church, 1301 N 2nd Avenue, Laurel.  Registration at 8 am; Blessings of the Bikes at 9:30 am; ride at 10 am. Family fun event at the church begins after the ride at 11 am with food, kids’ activities, live music and more! For more info, call 601-577-4159.

October 13: The JCJC Fall Choral Festival will be at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts auditorium and will include the concert choirs of Forrest County Agricultural High School, Laurel High School, Ridgeland High School, Long Beach High School, and Sumrall High School. The concert is free and open to the public.

October 15: Signature Chefs Auction for The March of Dimes will be at 6 pm at The Venue. A four course meal will be prepared by Chris Ortego from Cotton Blues. For more info, call Scarlett Moore at 228-206-3430.

October 15: Hub City Derby Dames Tricks vs. Treats VIP Scrimmage is at Petal Roller Dome at 7 pm. This event is invitation-only, so snag a ticket while they’re available! There will be NO DOOR SALES, only pre-sale tickets! The deadline to purchase a ticket is October 5, and they’re $10 each! To buy a ticket, just contact your most convenient Hub City Derby Dame (or message the fan page).

October 17: Stone County Economic Development Partnership – Chamber Division will host a BBQ Competition scheduled for from 11am to 4pm at Blaylock Park in Downtown Wiggins.  Stone County BBQ & Blues is a Barbecue Competitors Alliance (BCA) sanctioned event. More than fifteen Pit Masters and their teams will be competing for approximately $4,000 in prizes and an opportunity to qualify for Grand Championship status. Regional Blues legend T-Bone Pruitt takes the stage at 11 a.m. Other favorites, Cary Hudson and Thomas Jackson will perform between 1pm and 4pm. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids along to enjoy activities including face painting, drawing, zoo animals, and fun jumping experiences. BBQ plates, drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. For more information about this event or to obtain an application to compete, contact 601-928-5418.

October 17: Hub City Hustle Triathlon for First Priority will be at Heritage Subdivision in Sumrall beginning at 7 pm. For more info, call 601-268-9666 or email

October 17: Lamar Christian School’s Fall Festival. 62 Purvis -Oloh Road, Purvis. 2-6 pm. Sweet Treat Walk, carnival rides, face painting, pirate ship, mind winder, and carnival games. Armbands available for purchase. Food booths include snow cones, cotton candy, funnel cakes and fish plates.

October 17: The Athletic Training Club and School of Kinesiology proudly present the 20th annual Homecoming 5K. Race proceeds support the Southern Miss Athletic Training Club. Check in begins at 7:30 am with the race beginning at 8:30 am at Pride Field at Southern Miss. Registration Form:

October 17: Octoberfest will be held at McCoy Park in New Augusta. Beauty pageant, food, entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities and more. For more info on having a booth or the event, call 601-588-1001.

October 17: Veterans Outreach of MS Flea Market & Fundraising Event. 9am-4pm at the Collins Civic Center. $20 for a booth. All proceeds from booth sales goes to State Veteran Home through the Veterans Outreach of MS. Dead line for applications and payment is October 3. For more info, call Dawn at 601-517-2321.

October 19: Steve Hutton will speak at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Jones County Junior College.
Hutton, who is from Hattiesburg and currently lives in Madison, is the author of “Pride Aside,” a book about a father’s attempt to be vocal about his son’s addiction and how their family has navigated this perilous journey together. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  For more information, call 601-477-4089.

October 22: 2015 Avenues Pumpkin Carving will be held at Keg and Barrel, 1315 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. Carving will begin at 5:30 p.m. with judging taking place at 7:00 p.m. While carving your pumpkin, you will be able to enjoy some family-friendly spooky films.

October 23: South Jones High School Band is selling raffle tickets to win $10,000. The drawing is being held at their homecoming game on October 23. Only 1,000 tickets are being sold. Tickets are $20 each.  For more info, contact South Jones High School.

October 23-25: The Biker Church will hold their annual fall festival, campout, hayride, and church services. 900 Slade Road, Purvis. Bounce house for kids, family games and bikes for all.

October 24:  The Helping Hands Foundation of Mississippi will hold a Fall Festival at Mason Park from 10am-5pm. Fun jumps, carnival games, face painting, and concessions.  Costume contest at 3pm. Free admission. For more info, call 601-422-9177.

October 25: USM Chorale concert will be held at Richton United Methodist Church at 6 pm. They will have chamber perform 3 or 4 pieces, followed by a single piece with Flugal horn, then Canticle of the Sun.  They will close the program with a sophisticated, but fun, setting of Phil Collin’s hit “Take Me Home.” This event is open to the public.

October 26: Mt. Vernon Church will hold their annual Fall Fest at the church at 839 Hwy 15 South, Laurel. There will be a pumpkin chunkin at 6:00 in the pumpkin patch. The carnival games, hayride, and food will kick off at 6:30 at the daycare. We will close the night with a concert at 8:00, with doors opening at 7:30 in the sanctuary. The concert will feature “Rhett Walker Band”, a country and southern rock band.

October 29: The Avenues Annual Halloween Parade. Begins at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church  and will end at Hattiesburg Zoo, If you would like to participate, please visit

October 29: A Halloween Market will be held at the Downtown Hattiesburg Farmer’s Market from 3-6 pm. 2015 season’s last day of farm-fresh produce, local foods, craft vendors, live music, and community fun. Free face-painting, games, and treats for kids!

October 31: University Baptist Church, 3200 Arlington Loop in Hattiesburg, will hold their Fall Festival from 10am-12pm. Face painting, costume contest, hot dogs, caramel apples, maze, and more!

October 31: Mill Creek Church in Laurel is holding a benefit for Cole Pitts who was in an auto accident on September 22. There will be $10 chicken plates for sale, and raffle tickets for a chance to win a Yeti cooler and a 50 QT K2 cooler for $2 a ticket or $5 for 3. There will also be a silent auction that night with a gospel group singing.  Any donations that would like to be made can also be made to Community Bank for the Cole Pitts account.

October 31: 2nd Annual Halloween Hustle 5k and Kids’ Fun Run to be held October 31, 2015 in Petal, MS.  All proceeds from the race will benefit Kuntry Kidz Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide educational support, exposure, inspiration, and encouragement to today’s youth in the Pine Belt. Timing provided by Diva Race & Timing. Mitch Williams, Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes will serve as Honoree Race Director. Participants can register online: more information contact Elisha Barnes 601-543-9932 or Wendy Lampton 601-545-1776.


November 7: Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at Main Street Books in Downtown Hattiesburg from 11am-2pm to benefit the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. For $20, select a hand-crafted bowl and enjoy a delicious meal.

November 7:  Richton Elementary PTO will hold their Fall Festival at Richton Elementary.  There will be many fun games and great food. They are raising money to buy books for our library and more portable Chromebook labs.

November 7: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. Registration is at 9 am with walk at 10 am. There is no fee to register and no fundraising minimum to participate, although we encourage everyone to fundraise and earn some fantastic prizes while benefiting a great cause

November 14: The Third Annual Hunger Run, a race benefiting Hattiesburg’s Extra Table, will be held at 2 pm. The race will begin and end at the Thirsty Hippo and be followed by free music, food and beer by Southern Prohibition. Early bird registration can be found here:

November 14: The Mission Market will be held at Magnolia Center in Laurel from 9am-3pm. A Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival at which 25-100% of the profits are going directly to missions.

November 21: Be a Superhero for Kids 5K and Family Run sponsored by Kids Hub, an organization that helps raise awareness and stop child physical and sexual abuse in our community. Please wear your favorite superhero costume and come help us celebrate our local “superheroes” like Law Enforcement, Fire, Military,etc. Town Square Park, Downtown Hattiesburg. 8:30 am. For more information contact: 601-909-6294.

November 21: Eaglepalooza  will be at 8pm after the USM vs. Old Dominion football game in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg.  Headlining Eaglepalooza 2015 is Echosmith.

November 23: For $1, you receive a chance to win $500 for this holiday season. All profits go to the Hattiesburg Jaycees for membership training and building upkeep. 5-6 pm. Hattiesburg Jaycees Hut, Hutchinson Drive, Hattiesburg.




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


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