Upcoming events for the Jackson metro area:
Symphony at Sunset will be held at the Cedars (4145 Old Canton Rd, Jackson) on September 24 at 7 pm. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra serenades visitors on the lawn. I have never been able to go, and am really looking forward to it this year. Best of all, it’s free! You will want to bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
A new event for Jackson this year is Jackson Restaurant Week, October 2-8. Participating restaurants will be providing package meal deals featuring some of their best dishes. Restaurants, menus and pricing will all be provided on their website. For reviews of any restaurants, check out EatJxn. And, by participating in Restaurant Week, you’ll get to vote on a charity to receive the a huge donation at the end of the week. Can’t wait to check this out and eat some awesome good food.
But best of all is THE FAIR!
That’s right, the Mississippi State Fair, October 5-16, complete with carnies, rickety old rides, rigged games, and the best artery-clogging food you can get your hands on – only available for two weeks all year! Last year they came up with the donut burger, which is probably simultaneously the worst and most awesome idea ever. Who knows what kind of greasy, fatty goodness they’ll have to sell this year. Something deep-fried and wonderful, I’m sure. We love just going with people and walking around to see it and try all the food. My favorite – the funnel cake!
Tips for a cheap way to enjoy the fair:
- you can get in for free at lunchtime
- they always have a booth with free homemade biscuits and honey
- watching the taffy pull at the taffy booths is very entrancing
- there’s a free circus that performs several times most nights
- they have wristband nights – pay one flat fee to ride as many rides as you want
- kids under 6 are free, and kids 12 and under can color the picture from their website for free entrance
- you can get a book of entrance tickets (normally $5 per person) from any Trustmark bank. The book is 6 tickets for $18 dollars (coming to $3 a ticket)
- they also have all kinds of performances going on for free
- Parking is $5 per vehicle so you can get there early and find a place to park off site, or pile as many people as possible into the trunk and park inside the gates
Check out the website for the nitty-gritty info, and the coloring page
Don’t miss out!