Harvest Festival 2016
November 10-12 & 16-18
9 am – 2 pm
Admission: $6 ADULT (19+) | $4 CHILD (3-18)
Two weeks, two ways to tour!
Join the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Lakeland Drive in Jackson for a memorable experience at the annual Harvest Festival. With two weeks and two ways to tour, you’re sure to have a great time! November 10-12 will be Industrial Demonstrations week and November 16-18 will be Living History week. Small Town, Miss., comes to life during these dates from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with live demonstrations throughout the museum grounds that give visitors a glimpse of Mississippi’s past and show the impact agriculture has made on our lives.
Industrial Demonstrations week will focus more on the Museums larger mechanized artifacts and areas, such as demonstrations at the Bisland Cotton Gin, the oldest functioning cotton gin in America! There will also be demonstrations at the Sawmill, as well as an antique tractor display and a hit and miss engine demonstration.
Living History week will concentrate more on “man-powered” demonstrations throughout Small Town and the Farmstead. Stop by the Blacksmiths shop, Print shop and the Cane mill for a visit with our interpreters and demonstrators in period clothing!
Both weeks will offer complimentary biscuits and syrup (while supplies last) and train, carousel and hay rides will be available each day for $1 per rider. Stop by the General Store for snacks and souvenirs. Admission is as follows: Adults: $6 and Children (ages 3-18): $4.
The exhibits inside the Heritage Center gallery give visitors the opportunity to see how agriculture has changed throughout the years, from the methods and equipment used in farming with horses and mules to the invention of tractors. Visitors can discover the role that agriculture aviation has played in the agriculture industry at the National Agricultural Aviation Museum, housed inside of the Heritage Center. The model train exhibit, featuring three gauges of model trains depicting life along the rails in Mississippi, is also a must see.
Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation, by phone; 601-432-4500 or by emailing MSAGMUSEUM@mdac.ms.gov.