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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

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Through October 31, Memphis
Farmers’ Market
Agricenter International

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information, visit or call 901-355-1977.




October 5, Poplarville
44th Annual Ornamental Horticulture Field Day
South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station

Tours of the trial gardens and research updates from scientists at Mississippi State University and the USDA/ARS Southern Horticultural Laboratory will be featured in the morning and conclude in the early afternoon. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. A $10 fee includes lunch, refreshments, and a proceedings book; $6.50 for students. For more information contact Dr. Blythe at 601-795-4525 or


October 7, Memphis
Growers’ Choice Fall Plant Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

The fall plant sale is a one-day opportunity for you to shop for a variety of plants, trees, shrubs, and edibles propagated in the nursery and greenhouse at Memphis Botanic Garden. A limited selection of colorful annuals and container plantings will also be available. Expert staff will answer questions and offer care and growing tips. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 901-636-4116.

October 7-8, Collins
Mississippi Peanut Festival
Mitchell Farms

Take a step back in time and tour a working farm with turn of the century antiques while enjoying over 75 vendors from all over the South. The festival includes arts and crafts exhibitors, yard art, a wide variety of food, and much more. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. October 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. October 8. $12 admission includes festival access and pumpkin patch festivities; children ages 2 and under are free. For more information, visit

October 11-14, 18-21, 25-27, Jackson
Pumpkin Adventure 2017
Mississippi Ag Museum

Your 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, Mississippi, visit the General Store and tour the Heritage Center Gallery. On your way out, stop by the pumpkin patch and choose your very own pie pumpkin to take home with you. 9 a.m.-noon. Adjusted hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on October 14 and 21. Admission is $7 (ages 2 & up). For more information, call 601-432-4500 or visit

October 13-14, Crystal Springs
2017 Fall Flower & Garden Fest
Truck Crops Experiment Station

This is the largest home gardening show in the Southeast. Featured in the 3-acre garden are winners of the prestigious All-America Selections Award. The event includes many lectures and garden vendors. A large variety of food items will be available. The garden, grounds, seminars, and one of the tour wagons are handicapped accessible. Free admission and parking. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. For more information, visit or call 602-892-3731.

October 14, Holly Springs
Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Experience first-hand the natural and cultural history that makes Strawberry Plains so unique. Hikers have the opportunity to experience the many wonders of nature. $3 per person or a maximum of $10 per family. 9 a.m. Reservations are required. To register or obtain more information, contact Mitch Robinson at

October 20-21 St. Francisville, La
29th Annual Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops

With featured speakers like Monticello’s Peggy Cornett, popular Mississippi author Margaret Gratz, and Jenny Wegley, director of horticulture for the Dallas Arboretum, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium. While the symposium’s workshops and lectures provide ideas and inspiration for the gardener, social activities surrounding the event are classic southern elegance at its best. For more information, visit

October 21-22, Picayune
Fall Native Plant Sale
Crosby Arboretum

Grab a cart and choose from a great selection of hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your fall planting projects. Knowledgeable staff and Mississippi Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant questions and offer advice on plant selection. Free site admission. Use service road entrance. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. For more information, call 601-799-2311 or visit


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.