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WellsFest: A Day of Fun for the Entire Family

WellsFest: A Day of Fun for the Entire Family

WellsFest – one of Mississippi’s most favorite family-friendly events – offers something for everyone again this year!

Organized by Wells United Methodist Church on Bailey Avenue in Jackson, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 28, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on Lakeland Drive.

“Wells Church’s motto is “Loving, Caring, and Sharing,” said the Rev. Chris Cumbest, Wells’ pastor. “That’s the gift of love from WellsFest and its volunteers to the community. We invite you to come enjoy live music, good food, and family fun.” Alcohol and drug free, this outdoor music and children’s festival has no admission charge or parking fee.


The program includes:

5K run/walk and one-mile Fun Run at 8 a.m.

Pet parade (with awards) at 9:30 a.m.

Live music from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Children’s play area with pony rides, ring-toss, mini-golf, a sand pile, face painting and more

Dozens of arts and crafts

Plant sale

Silent auction of goods and services from local businesses

Coffee house with home-baked desserts

Food and soft drinks


All proceeds will be donated to Extra Table, a statewide non-profit, founded by Hattiesburg chef and author Robert St. John. Extra Table’s mission is to

provide nutritious foods in bulk at no cost for food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Mississippi.

For more information about WellsFest, call 601-353-0658 or visit

To learn more about the efficient and effective way Extra Table works to feed the hungry, visit or call 601-264-0672.

About The Author

Dasha Peipon

Dasha is originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and moved to Mississippi with her family in September 2017. Before that she lived in Massachusetts and Maryland. She guesses they have a thing for “M” states. She is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the type of mom that never sits still. Being part of Parents & Kids has been helpful for her goal of finding places to explore with her kids, getting plugged in and her family becoming true Mississippians.

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