Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mudbug Festival Commences Tomorrow

 Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Mudbug Festival, held at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, will officially kick-off on Wednesday, April 7, at 5:00 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday, April 11, and will include a crawfish boil, live musical performances and over 20 carnival rides. General admission is free and parking is $5 per car.

“We at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce are excited to host the inaugural Mississippi Mudbug Festival starting this Wednesday,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “We have all kinds of exciting events planned such as our crawfish eating contest and the 2021 Battle of the Crawfish cooking contest with celebrity judges. So, bring your family and friends out for some mouth-watering crawfish and a good time.”

The Festival will include live entertainment featuring Frank Foster, Doctor Zarr, Chad Wesley, Fordie Hays and J Edwards; a crawfish eating contest on Friday; and on Sunday, crawfish enthusiasts will vie for the ultimate title of Champion of the 2021 Battle of the Crawfish. Other attractions include food vendors and amusement rides provided by North American Midway Entertainment with daily ride specials; beverages provided by Southern Beverage Company and Clark Beverage Group; and crawfish plates provided by The Back Porch restaurant for $15 per plate.

Rides will open each day and advanced ride wristbands can be purchased online for $20 at https://tickets.authentigate.ca/store/#/NAME/546. The Tails and Ales Courtyard will be open daily with crawfish and beverages available for purchase. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday night’s performances inside the Mudbug Music Area can be purchased online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/search?radius=10000&sort=date%2Casc&unit=miles&geoHash=9vxz&tab=events&q=mississippi%2Bmudbug%2Bfestival&daterange=from20210410-to-20210411.

To find a complete schedule of events or more information on the Mississippi Mudbug Festival, visit www.MississippiFairgrounds.com online or follow the Mississippi State Fairgrounds on Facebook.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy putting on, his own Mini Covid Festival !

Anonymous said...

And this promotes agriculture how? Think old Cowboy Andy is more interested in money producing events that he can “steer” cash to his buddies than doing his elected job description .

Anonymous said...

I hope those are Mississippi grown crawfish. Otherwise, Andy is promoting Lousiana's aquaculture, not our's.

Anonymous said...

His job is also to make money to have the resources to pay for the fairgrounds. Who cares if the crawfish are from Louisiana as we have the function and we have an extra event to go to. Are you complaining cause the rodeo riders and bulls are not from MS?

Anonymous said...

A 5 day crawfish festival? That's a long time for something that isn't established like the fair. I hope they end up in the black and not the red. We ain't Breaux Bridge.

Safer Unpurged said...

You boys c'mon down. Getchu a mess O crawfish purged in Jackson water.

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