It’s a bi-partisan political party held in a hillbilly version of Seaside – seven miles south of Philadelphia, according to the story in today’s Clarion Ledger.
One of the last campground fairs in America, the Neshoba County Fair is one of Mississippi’s most unique and storied cultural events. It features the only licensed racetrack in Mississippi and for 10 days each year the fairgrounds becomes a city with more than 10,000 residents complete with police and fire protection, emergency medical services, water and sewer systems and a program of country, gospel and rock entertainment that draws fans from across the state.
The Fair was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
For visitors, there is the novelty of the campground fair, but for residents, it is a renewal of a more than century-long tradition of families gathering for fellowship, food and fun.
Founder’s Square is the place to be on Wednesday and Thursday. Insurance Commission Chaney, the Governor and Senator Cochran will be there along with a host of others – including Attorney General Hood, Senator Wicker and Senate candidate Musgrove. Click here for the speaking schedule.
The fair remains the state’s premier political venue, where politicians offer “stump” speeches rather than slick televised commercial ads. It’s a chance for voters to meet and greet candidates and see them in a competitive environment.
After the heat and political hot air, there’s the Choctaw-owned Pearl River gaming resort just down the road – a favorite for those who like to mix their politics with fine dining, gaming or great golf. and fine dining .
Claiming a home in this lush environment are the award-winning, par-72 courses, the Azaleas and the Oaks. Each golf course covers 7,000 yards when playing from the championship tees, and offers five different sets of tees to accommodate every level of play. Combined these two courses encompass more than 700 acres wrapped in over five miles of meandering spring-fed streams and the exquisite setting accentuates the beauty of the course while adding to the difficulty of play. Every hole at Dancing Rabbit is a work of art, featuring A4 Bentgrass greens, along with Zoysia fairways on the Oaks and Bermuda fairways on the Azaleas. Both courses were created by acclaimed golf course designer Tom Fazio and PGA great Jerry Pate. To experience everything Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and Pearl River Resort has to offer check out one of the great golf packages offered at one of Mississippi’s top courses.
Follow those links as I kid you not.