Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Small Town Harvest Fest
Visiting my grandparents in rural Amite County was absolute fun as a kid. Riding four-wheelers, skipping rocks on the pond, walking through fields and down wooded dirt paths, and even exploring our own mini “Grand Canyon” kept me and seven other grandchildren entertained for hours. Can I tell you, though, that my grandmother’s biscuits alone would have provided sufficient reason to make the three-hour trip to Liberty, Mississippi, every single morning?
Grandma Hazel kept her mixing bowl of flour in a big drawer, you see. She’d get the bowl out, toss in some milk and a fistful of lard, and throw the dough around a few times in a flurry of grandmother-ish activity. We’d turn our heads for a moment, and out came a pan of biscuits fit for the cover of Southern Living. Drowning the biscuit in butter, syrup, and (for some of us) sour cream before eating it was part of the experience, too.
Do you have a special small-town Mississippi memory? You can relive at least some of those experiences – and give your kids a little taste, too – by attending the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Harvest Festival this week!
What’s in store for you and your family?
- Demonstrations at the print shop, sawmill, cane mill, and cotton gin
- Train and wagon rides
- Hit-and-miss engine displays
- Live music
- Shopping at the General Store
- Antique vehicles and tractors
I’ll be coming for the complimentary biscuit and syrup. Hope to see you there!
Know & Go
What: Harvest Festival at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
Where: 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson. Exit 98-B from I-55.
When: November 6 – 10, 9 am – 5 pm.
How much: Adults – $5. Senior adults – $4. Ages 3 to 18 – $4. Under age 3 – free! Reservations required for groups; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the website.
November 6 -10
Small Town Harvest Fest
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November 29 – 30
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December 8 – January 19
A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum that examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.