5 spots to visit in DeSoto County this summer

18 Feb / 2024

DeSoto County, Mississippi, is home to an array of fun summer activities the whole family will enjoy. From concerts and U-pick farms to fun crafts and skating, you can always find something for everyone. Here are just a few ideas to put on your summer to-do list.

Nesbit Blueberry Plantation
A U-pick style berry farm, Nesbit Blueberry has offered fresh blueberries, jams, and jellies since 1988. Each year when the weather warms up, the family-run farm welcomes guests to fill gallon buckets with seriously sweet and delicious blueberries. Due to a cold snap in January that impacted young bushes, Nesbit Blueberry has not released its hours of operation for the season just yet. We recommend visiting their website before you plan a visit.  

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Hernando Farmers Market
Located in the historic town square of Downtown Hernando, the Hernando Farmers Market is a wonderful spot to find fresh, locally grown produce, unique treasures, delectable homemade sweets, and even a treat for your furry friends! The farmers market is open Saturdays in April through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s important to note that this farmers market recently made Southern Living’s list of “12 Farmers Markets in the South You Should Visit This Season.” Check it out here.

Landers Center
This 10,000-seat multipurpose arena is set to host several national touring acts, family shows and sporting events this summer. Get ready for events featuring the Harlem Globetrotters (April 13), Monster Jam (May 3-5), The Southern Flea Market (June 22-23, July 2-28) and more this season. For a full list of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, click here.

Pottery Haven
This one-of-a-kind studio in Southaven is every creative spirit’s dream. Here, you can find unique pre-made gifts for everyone. Or, if you’re feeling up to it, you can take a whirl at the pottery wheel during one of their Thursday night classes. Pottery Haven also serves as a great spot to host your little one’s birthday party. Whatever your pottery desires may be, you can surely fulfill them at Pottery Haven.

Mid-South Ice House
Missing the winter this summer? Check out Mid-South Ice House! This indoor skating rink was opened in 2011 by a group of ice skating and ice hockey enthusiasts and parents on a mission to make ice skating accessible to the community. The massive facility hosts ice skating, ice hockey and curling lessons for all ages. If you’re looking for something more casual, view their schedule for public skate times.

We hope we have convinced you to fill your schedule with these family friendly outings. Here’s to a summer full of fun here at the top of the ‘Sip!