Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

2019 Special Events

Mississippi Pickle Fest 2019
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 2p.m.
Admission: Adults $7 | Children $5 (ages 3-18)

The first ever Mississippi Pickle Fest will be held at the Mississippi Ag Museum on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.! Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-18).

The Mississippi Pickle Fest is all about celebrating our favorite fermented things; pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, Veggies and whatever else tickles your fancy! This fun filled festival is a day of music, games, contests, vendors, and so much more. Pickle Fest is an outdoor event and will take place rain or shine! For more information, call 601.432.4500 or email us at msagmuseum@mdac.ms.gov.

If you are interested in being a vendor or performer at the Mississippi Pickle Fest please fill out and return the appropriate form.

2019 Mississippi Pickle Fest – Food Vendor Application

2019 Mississippi Pickle Fest – Arts Crafter Vendor Application

2019 Mississippi Pickle Fest – Performer Application

2019 Mississippi Pickle Fest – Home Pickling Competition Rules & Application

Please return completed forms to Emily Summerlin at Emily@mdac.ms.gov or mail to:
Emily Summerlin
1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Mississippi Science Fest 2019
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 (ages 2 & up)

The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival!

On Saturday, September 21st, all four museums of the LMD (MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) will host a special day where experts and special guests from science-based industries across the state will provide hands-on experiences for children and families. By bringing these experts together, MSF is able to show the range of career opportunities that exist while also sparking participants’ curiosity, excitement, and interest.

‪*Please note that museum memberships will not be applicable on this date, as the $10 admission grants entry to all four LeFleur Museum District Museums for the event.

Visit www.mssciencefest.org (//www.mssciencefest.org) for details and tickets.

Pumpkin Adventure 2019
Date: October 9-12, 16-19 & 23-26, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Admission: $8 (ages 2 & up)

Join us for Pumpkin Adventure 2019! Your adventure will include a hayride around the grounds of the AG Museum which will drop you off for a yummy milk and cookie snack. Feel free to explore Small Town, Mississippi, visit the General Store and tour the Heritage Center Gallery. On your way out, stop by the Pumpkin Patch and choose your very own pumpkin to take home with you!

Groups of 10 or more MUST make a reservation by phone.

For more information call 601.432.4500 or email us at msagmuseum@mdac.ms.gov.

*October 12, 19 & 26 are Pumpkin Adventure Family Days with adjusted hours from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2019 Pumpkin Adventure Reservation Form

Harvest Fest 2019
Date: November 5-9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7 | Children $5 (ages 3-18)

The annual Harvest Festival will take place on November 5-9, 2019 as Small Town Mississippi comes to life each day from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Live demonstrations throughout the museum grounds will give visitors a glimpse of Mississippi’s past and show the impact agriculture has made on our lives. Demonstrations will include the operation of the Cotton Gin, Saw Mill, Cane Mill, Print Shop, Blacksmith Shop and More!

Wagon, Train, and Carousel Rides will be available each day for $1 per rider. Stop by the General Store or the Filling Station for snacks and souvenirs.

Reservations are recommended for groups but not required.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 601.432.4500 or email us at msagmuseum@mdac.ms.gov.

2019 Harvest Festival Reservation Form

Homestead for the Holidays 2019
Date: Thursday & Friday, December 12 & 13, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Admission: Adults $6 | Children $4 (ages 3-18)

During the excitement of the winter holiday season, the MS Ag Museum will host its Homestead for the Holidays event. Held Thursday & Friday, December 12 & 13, 2019, the Ag Museum will be open from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm for this joy filled holiday event.

Enjoy a sampler breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph! Take a stroll through Small Town and see the demonstrators, visit the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the late 1800s.

Carousel and train rides will be available as well as hands on historic crafts, and live music throughout the grounds. Make sure to write a letter to Santa on one of our limited edition postcards, printed in the Small Town Print Shop. Stop by the General Store for an old fashion glass bottle drink and browse the wares and unique Mississippi made products that make great gifts and stocking stuffers!

We hope you will join us for this wonderful time of community and coming together and enjoy the warmth that an old fashioned holiday celebration creates! Homestead for the Holidays is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board, the Mississippi Beef Council, Cal-Maine Foods Inc. and Visit Jackson. For more information please call 601.432.4500 or email us at msagmuseum@mdac.ms.gov.