WALTHALL COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL
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Walthall County’s Dairy Festival is the oldest and biggest one-day event in the county. The Dairy Festival is
always the first Saturday in June. It began 37 years ago as a way for Dairymen to say thank you to the
community. The all day event is staged at Holmes Water Park and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Activities are non-stop. Everybody gets into the act, from churches and civic groups to area businesses. The
event includes a Dairy Festival Queen pageant, baby contests, mooing contest, arts and crafts, plenty of food
and concessions and many other family activities. Free milk and ice cream, compliments of Walthall dairy
farmers, are special treats. The world famous Dairy Festival Turtle Races have become a must-see event for
practically everyone in the county. A butter churning contest, sack races and other activities are held at the
festival. Plenty of musical entertainment goes on between events, and the day slows down in the evening for
a gospel sing under the trees prior to the conclusion of the festival, a giant fireworks display.
The Dairy Fest has been described by out-of-town media as one of the best old-time festivals in existence.
There’s no admission charge and all of the games and contests are free.
Craft Booth Information: Please contact Mickey Rayborn - (601) 876-3807, Annette Conerly (601) 876-3254
or Melba Johnson at (601) 876-2673. Vendor/Craft Booth APPLICATION