The latest news from DeSoto County

17 Nov / 2022

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There is so much to see and do at the top of the Magnolia state! Whether you’re looking to plan fun for the family, an educational day trip or an out-of-office retreat, DeSoto County has you covered. Take a look at our recent blog posts for inspiration:

Small Business Spotlight

unnamed (1).pngFor this month’s small business spotlight, we couldn’t pick just one local shop! There are SO many locally owned stores to visit this holiday season here in DeSoto County. From clothing for the whole family to home decor and trinkets, the small business owners here at the top of the Magnolia State are ready for you. Side Alley Gifts & Cafe in Hernando offers handmade accessories, home furnishings and cocktail mixers, and Saint + Social has luxury spa products, funky decor and eclectic goods. Olive Branch Florist specializes in bountiful bouquets and gourmet food baskets; Wild Oats Children’s Boutique has adorable clothing, books and diaper bag essentials. Southaven’s BBQ Allstars is a dream store for food lovers and outdoor grill masters, and Custom Jewelry at Silo Square is the go-to spot for dazzling designs.

Have a small business to nomination for a future Small Business Spotlight? Let us know!

DeSoto County in the news


Restaurants and renovations – here’s news on the latest developments and offerings in DeSoto County.

  • Renovations are underway for Southaven’s BankPlus Amphitheater. DeSoto Times-Tribune reported the $10 million makeover is on track to be completed next spring. 

  • Olive Branch’s newest development, The Bridges of Camp Creek, welcomed Huey’s as its first restaurant, the Daily Memphian reported. The second DeSoto County location, and 10th overall, has a generous amount of parking and is open seven days a week.

  • The Memphis Flyer spotlighted Elfo Grisanti's in honor of its second anniversary. The Southaven eatery features a newly designed bar and live music on Thursdays.

  • Southaven’s sunflower mural was featured in the DeSoto Times-Tribune. This must-see creative piece is one of two murals at Silo Square. 

Upcoming events


Ho, ho, ho! Take a selfie with Santa at Tanger Outlets’ Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in Southaven.




tree.jpegReady to find a fabulous fir? Nesbit’s Merry Christmas Tree Farm and Hernando’s Cedar Hill Farm open Nov. 19, and Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm opens Nov. 26.




silo.pngBundle up for a movie night under the stars at Southaven’s Silo Square. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.





Head to Hernando’s 7th Annual Red Door Market Dec. 9-11 for a fun shopping experience featuring handmade items from a variety of vendors, presented by DeSoto Arts Council.




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