Welcome Message from Your Commissioner

Dear Fairgoer,

On behalf of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, I welcome you and your family to the 162nd Mississippi State Fair!

We are proud to bring you the Mississippi State Fair, October 6-17, 2021, a 12-day event of magical fun and entertainment.

Once again, we have transformed the 105-acre campus at the fairgrounds into an outdoor amusement park filled with all your favorite fair foods, carnival rides, games, shows and contests…all in a safe and functional manner. As before, you can continue to expect hand sanitizing stations, an expansive layout and other safeguards that will allow you and your family to safely enjoy the Fair to the fullest.

During the 2021 Mississippi State Fair, spectators and participants can find excitement in numerous livestock shows and musical entertainment for all ages from headliner artists, the Zerbini Family Circus, a new Firefighter Challenge featuring local and national firefighters, and of course, the longstanding tradition of the Biscuit Booth. Dedicated employees of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will be handing out complimentary homemade biscuits every night.

New to the Fair this year is the addition of the first-ever ‘Mississippi Frontier Village,’ an outdoor area featuring western-style vendors, exhibits, and entertainment!

Make the most of your visit by following the schedule of events and activities in this book. For more information, including concert and event schedules, a map of the attractions, livestock show information, the parked car finder and more, download the Mississippi State Fair’s free mobile app. Also, we would like for you to share your pictures and memories on social media outlets and tag the Mississippi State Fair in your posts on, Instagram @msstatefair and Twitter @msstatefair.

Thank you for letting the Mississippi State Fair be a part of your family tradition this year. We all owe a debt of gratitude to those who dedicate their time and talents in bringing the Fair to life.

Have a great time at your Mississippi State Fair!

Andy Gipson
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce