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