Welcome to the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo! Each February, cowboys, cowgirls, 4-H and FFA members, rodeo queens and spectators travel from around the world to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds to experience the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River.
The Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo is a “Genuine Mississippi” event that generates millions of dollars for Mississippi’s economy each year. From the agricultural exposition and livestock shows to the renowned rodeo entertainment, this event continues to flourish as a tradition treasured by so many.
The Dixie National Junior Round-Up and Open Livestock shows are the heartbeat of the Dixie National and provide Mississippi’s youth and open show exhibitors the opportunity to compete on one of the biggest agricultural stages in the country. This past year, 1,593 youth (1,289 4-H and 304 FFA youth) from across Mississippi participated in the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Livestock Show showing 2,292 head of various livestock including pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats. The 2021 Sale of Junior Champions grossed a total of $390,925 on 45 animals sold, making it the second highest sale total in the 52-year history of the Sale of Champions and pushing gross sales over the year to over $8 million. Scholarships totaling $60,000 were awarded to 38 students, passing the $1 million mark since the scholarship program was established in 1993. An additional $22,500 in scholarship donations was received, bringing the 2021 total to $413,425 in money to support Mississippi youth.
We are truly grateful to our loyal sponsors who give us the support to provide first-rate entertainment and professional rodeo talent every year. It is inspiring to see how this event has grown over the years into the finest and largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River, and we are proud to continue that tradition. Again, welcome and enjoy being a part of the “Greatest Show on Dirt!”
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce