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From primitive camping to full-service RV accommodations to cozy cabins, Mississippi's State Parks are fantastic places to stay. For complete information, click here.
Pick your own blueberries. Open mid-June through end of the season in July. Please call for picking times or check the website. Closed Sunday and Monday.
c. 1889. National Register of Historic Places. Site of week long Neshoba County Fair each summer, where you'll find arts and crafts, harness racing, national, state and local political speaking. Rides, music and entertainment.
Campfires, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, field trips, cook out on the back 40 (reservations required 30 person minimum, and nature trail; trees sold at MS State Fairgrounds
Country music singer and composer O. B. McClinton, born and raised here in Senatobia, found his first musical success as a songwriter for 1960s Memphis soul labels. When Stax-Volt founded the Enterprise imprint for release of his country records, McClinton emerged during the 1970s and ‘80s as one of the most successful African American artists in the field, with fifteen chart hits.
Oktibbeha County has produced several Blues artists who achieved fame for their recordings and live performances in Chicago, California, or other areas. Blues Hall of Famer Big Joe Williams (c. 1903-1982), who waxed the classic "Baby Please Don't Go," was born close to Noxubee Swamp on the southern edge of the county. Tony Hollins (1910-c. 1959), who hailed from the Starkville-Osborn area, and Sturgis native Lou Thomas Watts (1934-1970) a.k.a. Kid Thomas, left small but significant bodies of recorded work.
The Old Country Store is in a building that is over 100 years old and has been an incarnation of many things, the most recent being the home of a soul food buffet. Lunch consists of ribs, fried chicken (of course), greens, dirty rice, candied yams, and yes, cornbread. And as for the flavorful fried chicken, some people say it’s the best they’ve ever had in their life and will swear by it. Mr. D will be glad to sing on the spot about his Grandmama’s cornbread. Down Home Southern Cooking Buffet Restaurant. The best southern fried chicken in the south. The 1875 building remains in its natural state, unrestored. Crafts. Shopping.
Founded in 1979, Old South Winery continues a family tradition dating back to the early 1800's by producting a number of fine muscadine table wines.
Blues Marker honoring Otha Turner, a master of the fife and drum who attracted an international following as a fife player, preserving a historic fife and drum music tradition that predated the Blues.
Otis Rush Blues Trail Marker located at 256 West Beacon Street
Raised here in Vancleave, through the 1980s Paul Overstreet became one of Nashville’s most consistently successful and honored songwriters, penning major hits for George Jones, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Krauss, while becoming a chart-topping singer himself. Some of his songs about family, marriage and religion such as “On the Other Hand,” “Sowin' Love,” “Seein' My Father in Me,” and “When You Say Nothing at All,” became modern country classics.
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