Friday, May 8, 2009

Water Valley Founders Day/ Market Fest

This weekend is the annual Founders Day/ Market Festival in Water Valley. This is downtown along Main Street and is filled with games, shows, music and of course the farmers market.
The North Mississippi Herald has several great articles about the festival.
Please come enjoy the fun.

May 9
Market Fest Event Schedule

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Farmers Market Kick Off: at Magnolia Tree on Main & Blackmur (includes fresh produce, breads, honey, eggs, etc….
Fiddlin' Rooster Kids Train Ride
10 a.m. to noon – Children's Stage at Farmer Market Jim McGaw Kelli and Kelly
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Official selling time for Arts & Crafts and Food vendors
12:30 Festival Announcements: Bandstand
1:30/2:30 p.m. – Games at Marchbank Park, corner of Panola and Main including: Sack races, hula hoops, three-legged race, horseshoes, spoon and egg race
11 to 5 p.m. – Historic Quilt Show Mechanics Bank Community Room
2 to 4 p.m. – Student Art Show at Imagination Station
12:45 to 8 p.m. – Music at the Bandstand Water Valley Middle School Girl's Band -
Jake Fussell - Rosie and Jamie Posey - Swinging Prevaricators - Brad Van Winkle Wiley and the Checkmates
8 p.m. – Fireworks Display: Downtown

T-shirts are available in sizes from 3x to youth small. They cost $15 and are available at the Main Street Office, located at 207 Main St.


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  2. Thanks for posting this. I'm going up there this weekend, actually, and had no idea this was going on. I'll have to stop by.

    It's actually not the biggest festival in WV. The big deal there is the Watermelon Carnival, which is always the first Saturday in August. It's hot as Hades there, but lots of fun. Good entertainment, and a biggest watermelon contest. The Watermelon Queen is there too, and every single person in town.


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