8 festivals to attend this fall in DeSoto County

20 Sep / 2023

With the fall season comes festivals, and DeSoto County, Mississippi, is home to many you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to uncover all of the fall fun to be had by visitors and locals alike here at the top of the ‘Sip.

Mid-South Fair
Thursday, Sept. 21-Oct. 1
The Mid-South Fair kicks off at Landers Center on Thursday, Sept. 21! Check out live music performances, ground acts, thrill rides, delicious Fair food, a petting zoo and more! An area classic since 1856, the Mid-South Fair is an experience for the whole family that you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets in advance by clicking here and read this blog post for more information.

20th Annual Water Tower Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Head to Hernando Courthouse Square on Sept. 23 for the 20th Annual Water Tower Festival featuring vendors offering unique finds, live music performances, kid-friendly activities, a barbecue contest and more.

2nd Annual Walls Delta Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Walls Delta Festival returns to honor the life of Tom Dees, a long-time Mid-South news anchor. With live music, street vendors, food trucks, bounce houses and more, the entire family is sure to have a great time. The first 100 attendees receive a free festival T-shirt, so don’t be late!

5th Annual Horn Lake Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you are looking for a food-focused festival, this is the one for you. Horn Lake’s Food Truck Festival is THE place to sample bites from dozens of local food trucks while also shopping local vendor booths, enjoying live music and letting the kids have a ball in the kid zone. 

Fall Art Festival
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Take in local art during this free festival hosted by the DeSoto Arts Council at Hernando Courthouse Square. Each year, artists set up booths to showcase their talents through various forms of expression and to sell their creations. Guests can also expect interactive stations, food vendors, kids’ games and live music. 

Fall Fest at the Snowden House
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fall Fest at the beautiful Snowden House in Olive Branch packs fun for the whole family. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, face painting and an educational fire truck display. No kids in tow? Those of legal drinking age can head to the beer garden for lawn games and live music.

Outlaw Music Festival
Saturday, Oct. 14 at 4:50 p.m.
Music lovers, snag your seat to see Willie Nelson and Family, The Avett Brothers, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, Elizabeth Cook and Particle Kid at BankPlus Amphitheater’s Outlaw Music Festival. Tickets are on sale now.

DeSoto Film Festival
Friday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
DeSoto Art Institute’s Film Festival brings thoughtful entertainment to Mid-South families and draws attention to talented filmmakers in our area. For more information and to purchase tickets when they go on sale, visit desotofilmfestival.com.

Music, art, food, games – whatever it is you’re after this fall, DeSoto County, Mississippi, is the place to be. We look forward to seeing you soon!