Coronavirus not stopping the Neshoba County Fair this year

Coronavirus not stopping the Neshoba County Fair this year

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi’s Giant House Party is returning July 23-30 after the coronavirus put a hold on last year’s event.

Communication director for Philadelphia’s Community Development Partnership, Amelia Henson, says not having the fair in 2020 was a big let-down.

“We are excited for what it will bring for the city of Philadelphia. We are excited for tourists to visit. We are excited for our local businesses, local restaurants and local hotels. We can’t wait for everyone to have a good time in July,” Henson said.

The Miss Neshoba County Fair pageant, horse racing, political speaking, competitive exhibits and music will still take place.

Country artist Hardy will take the stage July 27, Trace Adkins the 28, Jordan Davis the 29 and Riley Green on the 30th.

Carly Rounsaville says she has attended the fair since she was a kid. She is now excited to service those who plan to stay in their cabins with appliances, mattresses and more.

“We are so excited we get to have the fair this year. This is our 68th year in business. So, we’ve been servicing Philadelphia and surrounding areas for 68 years,” Rounsaville said. “We are just truly appreciative of everyone in Neshoba County for letting us serve you. Just let us know how we can help.”

Henson says she has been told electricity to the cabins will be turned on May 3. Rounsaville encourages people to check on what they need inside their cabins as the fair gets closer.

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