6. Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville
Celebrating the Delta’s specialty, the hot tamale, this annual festival takes place each October. The three-day long affair includes a tamale cooking contest and a tamale eating contest, making it the perfect time to indulge on the food that has become synonymous with the Delta.
To see the complete list: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/mississippi/food-festivals-in-ms/
More information on The Hot Tamale Festival: Hot Tamale Festival, October 13-15, 2016
The organizers of this years Delta Dragon Boat Regatta are changing things up a bit. Friday night will now feature a block party event hosted by the Trop Casino Greenville and will feature a tiered entry system. $40.00 will get you through the door plus access to food and alcohol but only for the first 250 ticket purchasers. At a cost of $20.00, the next tier allows block party entrance but then the ticket holder is responsible for their own food and drinks costs.
For the block party entertainment, festival organizers have tapped Nashville recording artist Travis Bowlin, a Rhythm & Blues/Rock/Roots artist from Nashville, TN. Travis’ latest single, "See You Again", debuted at #5 on the New Blues iTunes Chart and #3 on the Roots Music Radio Report. The single was also on the entry ballot for possible 2016 Grammy Nomination for America Roots Song and Performance Categories (see the official music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkAKOMZgyyE).
Block Party Tickets are currently on sale at the Wetherbee House, or online at http://www.mainstreetgreenville.com/dragon-boat-block-party.html
City of Greenville and Greater Greenville Development Foundation Extend Partnership for Revitalization of Downtown Central Business District
At the March 15, 2016 Greenville City Council Meeting, amendments to Chapter 2, Article II, Finance, and Taxation, Sec. 2-30 and Appendix B, Article XVIII, C-3 Central Business District of the City Code of Ordinances were passed authorizing Greater Greenville to approve the design application process for remodeling or repair of property in the Central Business District in conjunction with the Planning Department; and require permit for any exterior painting and improvements such as signage, awnings, lighting, doors and windows.
Greater Greenville Development Foundation and Main Street Greenville would like to thank the City Council for their vote and support in this step on the path towards the revitalization of Downtown Greenville, Mississippi.