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Mississippi State Fair extended Oct. 22-25

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced Monday that the Mississippi State Fair has been extended. The State Fair will re-open Thursday, Oct. 22 and run through Sunday, Oct. 25.
A ride special will be offered each day. Fairgoers can take advantage of unlimited rides for a special price of only $27 on Friday starting at 9:00 p.m. and all day on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
“I am pleased to announce that we are extending the Mississippi State Fair. The bad weather due to Hurricane Delta impacted our attendance the first weekend of the fair. Extending Thursday through Sunday will give those in the community another opportunity to bring their families out to experience the State Fair and enjoy some great fair food,” said Gipson. “The extension provides the Mississippi State Fair the opportunity to continue its time-tested, fall tradition that has been a staple of the Jackson area for 161 years.”
During the extended Fair, fairgoers can continue to enjoy 58 fair rides, games, fair food, and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Biscuit Booth.
As a special addition to the fair, The Gaither Vocal Band will perform an outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The concert is free with fair admission. The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Certain attractions like the petting zoo, pig races, Great American Thrill Show, pony and camel rides, Fetch-N-Fish, the Timberworks Lumberjack Show, and exhibits in the Mississippi Trade Mart will not be present during the extension.
For a complete schedule and more information, visit online.