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Fall Family Festivals

Fall Family Festivals

There’s plenty to do in Central Mississippi to get into the spirit of fall. Check out a few of our favorites!


Sandy Run Farm Pumpkin Patch

Every weekend in October the farm (1092 Brooks Rd, Purvis, MS) welcomes everyone to its Pumpkin Patch. Come out to enjoy wagon rides, playground, games, and more! Admission is $10 per person. Children 2 and under are admitted for free. A pumpkin is included with paid admission.

Art Museum Chalk Festival

On October 17 at 5:30 p.m. the Museum of Art invites you to the first Chalk festival in Jackson. Artists from around the city will be teaming up with artists from the VSA to create chalk designs. The display is beginning at the MS Museum of Art and leading around the block towards the MS Arts Center, planetarium, and culminating at Thalia Mara Hall where the sounds of guest DJs will be spinning from the top of the new Big Krit mural. The path will host masterpieces from some of the most creative artists in Jackson, and will be dotted along the way with food trucks and positive inspired images. The chalk festival will be partnering with the MS museum of art for their 3rd Thursday event which is sure to turn some heads with a Halloween costume contest, Art Lab pumpkin painting, and inktober sketch battles to name a few. Don’t miss this unique event, the first of its kind in our city. #chalkwalkjxn

Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival

Join the City of Jackson Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival on October 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. at 3000 St. Charles Street. Annual Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival offers exciting activities for the entire family including games, live entertainment and an outdoor movie on a jumbo inflatable movie screen. Patrons will pay $1 admission fee.

Mitchell Farms Peanut Festival

Come out to the farm (650 Leaf River Church Rd, Collins, MS) on October 5 and 6 to get a tour of the farm and see how peanuts grow! Enjoy live entertainment, hay rides, arts and crafts, try delicious local foods and pick up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Kids Night Out

City of Flowood invites families to Annual Kids Night Out on October 31 between 5:30 and 8 p.m. at Liberty Park in Flowood, MS. Prepare for a night of adventures with games, activities, Space Jumps, Petting Zoo, and more fun for the whole family. The event is free to the public!

Fall Family Day in Laurel

Landrums Homestead & Village invites everyone to enjoy Fall Family Day in Laurel (1356 Highway 15 S, Laurel, MS) on October 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to take a tour of working Homestead with over 85 buildings and displays. You’ll get to enjoy Gem Mining, Wagon Rides, Mystery House, Shooting Gallery, Farm Animals and more. Bring a

picnic or purchase a brown bag lunch from The Smokehouse. Fun for all ages! $10 admission, children 3 and under admitted for free.


Good Shepherd Lutheran School (6035 Highway 25 Brandon, MS) is hosting their 10th annual Oktoberfest on October 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come out for German food and beer, Halloween costume contest, games, inflatables, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and live music. Parking and admission are free! It will be a day of good German fun!

Pumpkin Adventure at the AG Museum

On October 9-12, 16-19 & 23-26 between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. your family is invited to Mississippi Museum of Agriculture and Forestry for special fall festivities. Your Pumpkin Adventure will include a hayride around the grounds of the AG Museum which will drop you off for a yummy milk and cookie snack. Feel free to explore Small Town, visit the General Store and tour the Heritage Center Gallery. On your way out, stop by the Pumpkin Patch and choose your very own pumpkin to take home with you! Admission is $8 (ages 2 and under – free).

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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