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Tickets to the Mississippi State Fair to be available online for first time ever

Mississippi State Fair (Image courtesy of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds)

A new ticketing option has been announced for this year’s Mississippi State Fair.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced that attendees will have the option to purchase admission tickets and ride passes online for the first time ever when the state fair rolls back around to Mississippi’s capital city from October 3-13, 2024.

The purchase of tickets online will allow visitors to save time and skip the long lines often encountered at the popular event. Fair administrators have partnered with North American Midway Entertainment for the new ticketing system.

“We are looking forward to the 165th State Fair and some new, exciting changes,” Michael Lasseter, director of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, said. “Our new ticketing system will make it more convenient and easier for families to enjoy all the fun.”

This year, attendees will get to experience an old-fashioned western town setting, several rodeo events, plus an all-new hunting and fishing show inside the Trade Mart building as well as other mainstays from previous years.

In 2023, roughly 526,000 attendees visited the state fair, which featured an American Idol competition and a mini rodeo along with all the traditional favorites such as the biscuit booth, livestock shows, and all the unique food options.

The uptick in attendanceeven with a handful of rainy days, was in part due to large lunch crowds and heavily attended concerts that took place over the course of the fair.

Gipson is hopeful that the online ticketing service will bring even more people to this year’s state fair.

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