Booneville’s annual Fall Festival is back and bigger than ever.

This year’s festival, set for October 15 and 16 in historic downtown Booneville will feature country music star and official Mississippi Music and Culture Ambassador Steve Azar headlining a fun-filled and varied entertainment lineup along with an all-new Kids Zone, a huge number of vendors, the annual 5K run, a wide variety of food vendors, a new arts competition, the traditional soap box derby and much much more.

“We are super excited to be having the annual fall festival this year in the City of Booneville. Can’t say enough about our local sponsors supporting this festival. The Booneville Main Street Association board and the city officials have stepped our game up with a fabulous main stage line up and Mississippi native, Steve Azar as the main stage headliner. The success of this event is vital to the BMSA budget. With that being said, all profits made are poured back into our local community through the façade grant program and other incentives for local investors. We are always working and planning improvements for the community. As far as festival vendors, they are excited to get back to festivals and local events. It’s all about offering quality events that impact our community in a positive manner while stimulating the local economy. We want cash registers “ringing” for our retailers during the festival. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 Fall Festival in historic downtown Booneville,” said Booneville Main Street Association Executive Director/Booneville Community Development Director Lori Tucker.

The fun begins on Friday, Oct. 15 from 7-11 p.m. with a Main Street Karaoke party featuring Tommy Young. Refreshments will also be offered throughout the evening.

“Enjoy a fun time downtown as we gather to sing our hearts out on Main Street,” said Tucker.

The festival will kickoff on Saturday at 7 a.m. with registration for the annual Booneville Kiwanis Club 5K race at the Hardware Building. The race begins at 8 a.m. and is being renamed this year in honor of the late Anthony Pettigo, a longtime community volunteer and dedicated member of the club. For more information call Brandi Reese at 662-663-0308.

Arts and crafts vendors will be set up beginning at 9 a.m. throughout downtown with a wide variety of handcrafted and art items. Food vendors will also be set up throughout the day.

The new Kids Zone also opens at 9 a.m. with Xtreme Games, interactive gaming trailers, bouncers and much more in the green space across from the First Baptist Church parking lot.

The Booneville Lions Club Soap Box Derby also begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Church Street and East Main.

This year’s musical lineup will feature a mix of local, regional and national performers leading up to the headliner, Steve Azar.

For more information on the festival, call the Booneville Main Street office at 662-416-9278.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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