PICAYUNE — This weekend, on Nov. 2 and 3, Picayune Main Street, Inc. will hold its Picayune Fall Street Fair Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The City of Picayune is known for the vibrant energy and technology of the new South, while honoring the charm, slow pace and genuine hospitality of the old South,” said Picayune Main Street Manager Reba Beebe. “Once someone has experienced this city of old charm in the new South, they may never want to leave.”
The festival, which started as a 6-business event in 1996, now draws more than 300 vendors twice a year. The Southern Tourism Association touts it as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast.
“Visitors are sure to find just the right gift as they take a stroll through the street festival route and shop with our unique downtown merchants or the look at over 300 vendors displaying furniture, custom framing, glassware, plants, antiques, collectibles, pottery, monogramming, jewelry, painting, jewelry, woodwork, metal work and numerous other art and craft displays,” says Picayune Main Street President Bill Edwards.
“I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy great music and local entertainment on the Festival Stage located on South Haugh Avenue during the 2 day event,” said Beebe. “Children’s activities will be located next to the stage with fun jumps, pony rides and more. Visitors can also either take a ride on the Main Street Express Train which travels right by the 4-Person Euro Bungee or relax and enjoy a short tour of Historic Downtown Picayune.”
“Bring your appetite,” says Picayune Main Street Inc Vice- president Garland Crosby. “ In addition to the arts and crafts booths, there will be about 20 food booths serving some of the best Cajun, Greek, Barbeque, Seafood, and South Mississippi Cuisine.”
The Picayune Exchange Club will hold the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 2 on the corner of Hwy 11 and Railroad. For more information contact Gaye Matthews 601-590-2659. Also on Saturday, the Boulevard Cruisers will host the Bi-Annual Classic Car Show.
On Sunday, Fat Boyz Cycles will host the Festival Cycle Show displaying custom bikes. Both groups will entertain with great oldies but goodies. Trophies will be given out in numerous categories.
Here is the Picayune Fall Street Festival Entertainment Schedule:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
10 to 10:30 a.m. — Hattiesburg Competition Cheerleaders
10:30 to 11 a.m. — S1YC Youth Christian Band
11 to 11:30 a.m. — Pineywoods Cloggers
11:30 to noon — Pistols & Petticoats
noon to 1p.m. — E. J James Nutcracker
1 to 2 p.m. — Oriental Martial Arts College
2 to 2:30 p.m — Zumba with Cherie
2:30 to 3 p.m. — Brett Barras Karate
3 to 4 p.m. — The Castoffs
4 to 5 p.m. — Two-Day Nation
Sunday, November 3, 2013
noon to 12:30 p.m. — Aliyah Watkins
12:30 to 1 p.m. — Jessica Nicole Smith
1 to 2 p.m. — Rock the Flock
2 to 3 p.m. — E. J. James Nutcracker
3 to 3:30 p.m. — John Shoemake
3:30 to 4 p.m. — Marilyn’s Extreme
4 to 4:30 p.m. — D&L Dance Studio
4:30 to 5 p.m. — PRCC Drumline
For more information visit: http://www.picayunemainstreet.com/Shop Historic Downtown Picayune