MS State Fair | October 5-15, 2023

Free Fair admission with pre-purchase of
Coliseum Headliner ticket.

MS State Fair

Coliseum Headliner Concerts


Taste of Dixie

Taste of Dixie

Join us for an all new exciting attraction coming to this year's State Fair - The Taste of Dixie National Rodeo! This action packed rodeo will feature Bull Riding, Rodeo Clowns, Bucking Broncs, Stick Pony Races, and Live Entertainment every single night on the Midway! The Taste of Dixie National is a free event with showtimes starting at 2:30 and 6:30 on the weekends, and 6:30 on weekdays.

Join us on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th to meet special guest, Forrie J. Smith! He will be signing autographs between shows in the Michelob Ultra Tent on these two days. See y'all there!


MS State Fair Idol

MS State Fair Idol

The Mississippi State Fair has partnered with American Idol to bring the first step of auditions right here to the Magnolia State.

After submitting your application and video, the top 40 performers will showcase their talents at the “Mississippi State Fair Idol” competition on Monday, October 9th at 11:00 a.m. Then, the top 20 finalists will advance to one last performance on October 10th at 6:00 p.m. where the top five will be selected.

Applications and videos must be received by September 1, 2023 deadline. You don’t want to miss out!

Get started by filling out the application here!


Biscuit Booth

Biscuit Booth

The Biscuit Booth has always been a delicious destination for fair goers each year. Waiting in line for a free hot fluffy biscuit is an important part of the midway ritual. For close to 50 years, employees of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) have volunteered to scratch make and bake these southern comforts, fill them with syrup and serve them piping hot with a smile– all at no charge! At the 2022 MS State Fair, with flour donated by Kroger, syrup from Blackburn and buttermilk provided by Prairie Farms, almost 74,000 biscuits were made and given away at the MDAC Biscuit Booth. It’s a delicious time-honored tradition!

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2023 MS State Fair!

Livestock Show Information

Information about the 2022 Livestock Show will be posted as it becomes available.

Junior Show Schedule

We have the simplified schedule for you right here. (PDF)

Livestock Show FAQ

Here are some answers to Livestock Show Frequently Asked Questions.

Livestock Show Judges

Check here for the 2023 Livestock Show Judges. (PDF)

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About the Fairgrounds

The Mississippi Fairgrounds Complex covers over 105 acres and hosts more than 700 events per year. With various facilities for exhibitions, trade and consumer shows, you will find all the elements to make a truly successful event, along with Mississippi’s tradition of hospitality. The complex is an integral part of beautiful downtown Jackson, where the charm of the old and new South blends to form a modern city with a wealth of activities and cultural attractions. The Fairgrounds Complex is truly one of the South’s most inviting locations for practically any attraction or event.