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What’s Happening in Pearl River County: September 2023 Edition

by | Sep 7, 2023

Hello! Janell Billiot here, your trusted Poplarville real estate agent. If you are thinking about moving to our cozy community or have just moved here, you are in for a treat. This September, Pearl River County is buzzing with a variety of events that highlight our region’s cultural richness and communal spirit. Let us look at what is going on:

FALL BARNYARD MARKETPLACE — 295 Buck Kirkland Rd. Poplarville, MS 39470

Fall dates are:   September 9 / October 14 / November 11 / December 9, 2023

If you are interested in being a vendor ($25 booth fee). please email barnyardmarketplace504@gmail.com with a photo of what you sell.  For more information, call Roxann at 504-234-3579.

More about the Barnyard Marketplace on  Facebook


Looking for a unique way to celebrate the end of summer, the Poplarville Fairgrounds will come alive this September 11-16, 2023 for the 78th Annual County Fair & Rodeo!  The annual Fair is a fantastic way to let loose and mingle with the locals, and it provides both thrills and memories. Dress comfortably and prepare to enjoy various activities for the family the entire week!
Starts on Monday, September 11th – 16th, 2023!   More above the Rodeo on Facebook

Carnival Rides, Food, Attractions:  Tuesday, September 12 until Saturday, September 16th!  Pearl River County Fairgrounds – Fun for the whole family!

Pearl River County Fair Pet Show – Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – Open to youth under 19 years of age.  More detailed info on the Facebook link above.

1st Annual Golf Cart Show – Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – awards to follow – Categories:  Best Costume (fair related); Coolest Customization; Sheriff’s Choice!   More detailed info on the Facebook link above.

16th Annual “Fair Days in the Pearl” – Professional Rodeo – Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm and Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm – Tickets:  Adults $10.00, Students 6-12 $5.00, Children under 5 FREE !. Come on out & enjoy a real rodeo for a night out for the family!

Congratulations goes out to Jacob Hoover for the design of the front cover of the 2023 Fair Book!  Well done Jacob!  May be an illustration of text

Congratulations goes out to Autumn Stuart for the design of the back cover of the 2023 Fair Book!  Well done Autumn!

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Brother’s Keeper Fish Fry – Friday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   

The date has been set for the famous Brother’s Keeper Ministries (BK) fish fry fundraiser!   Tickets are $15 and may be purchase at the BK building on Tuesdays & Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. or may be purchased from a BK volunteer.  Remember to sign the back of your ticket to be entered in a $100 giveaway!

Holiday Shopping While In Poplarville

While the holidays may still be a few months away, it’s never too early to start shopping, especially when it’s for a good cause.  Poplarville offers a wide variety of local shops on S Main St boasting a variety of shops from clothing shops, gourmet foods, and one-of-a-kind gifts. You will be supporting local artisans and businesses in addition to shopping.  Why not mark your calendar and begin your holiday shopping early while enjoying the week of the Rodeo!    Relax, unwind and enjoy our small community!  You will be glad you did!

Wrapping Up

This September, Pearl River County demonstrates that it is more than just a great place to live; it is also a vibrant community with numerous opportunities to engage, learn, and have fun. There is no better time than now to consider making this county your home or simply visiting. Looking for a home in Poplarville or want to learn more about the area? We are here to assist you. Here’s to a month filled with wonderful memories!


If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in Pearl River County, Mississippi, call or text Janell Billiot or Judy Melancon at the MS Real Estate Now office at (601) 463-5828, or go to their website at https://www.mississippirealestatenow.com/

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