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Busy weekend is filled with fun
by Bobby J. Smith
Oct 13, 2016 | 1831 views | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A wide variety of events for the whole family are slated for the Crossroads area this weekend.

Friday

– Local Mississippi State fans can enjoy the MSU versus BYU game on a big screen at the Crossroads Museum’s Tailgate in the Garden set for 8 p.m. at the Corinth Depot. The museum will show the game live on a large 84-inch outdoor screen with a 600-watt HD sound system pumping out the play-by-play. There will also be a best-decorated tent contest with the winner receiving a $500 gift card from Roger’s and Gardner’s Supermarkets.

– Booneville Fall Festival continues Friday with the PBJ Happee Days Shows Carnival by the courthouse on College Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arm bands are $15. The night’s activities on the main stage include a talent competition at 6:30 p.m., and country music band Tumbleweed at 8 p.m., featuring Corinth’s Randy Tucker and Booneville’s Greg Michael and Billy Pickens.

Saturday

– The Daily Corinthian’s Community Yard Sale is set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corinth Depot. Items such as yard sale/junk items, clothing, furniture, glassware, antiques, toys, electronics, handcrafted items, baked goods, commercial products and independent consultant items are a sample of things which will be sold.

– The annual Indian artifact show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossroads Arena. The show will feature artifact collectors from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois and Arkansas on hand to display and sell their Native American relics. Admission is free to the public. The event will be catered by Hog Wild Barbecue Chicken contest winners Rollin’ Rumps.

– The third annual Crossroads Marching Classic returns to Warrior Stadium II beginning at 1:45 p.m. It features a dozen competing marching bands from across North Mississippi, including the Alcorn Central High School Band in the 2A division. The Corinth Warrior Band and NEMCC Tiger Band will show off their skills in an exhibition performance near the end of the event. Admission is $7 at the gate. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

– Eight candidates vying for Alcorn County school board seats will get a chance to share their views at the community speaking, sponsored by the Daily Corinthian and the Alcorn County Advisory Council. The speaking starts at 6 p.m. at the Kossuth Elementary School auditorium.

– Halloween Monster Bash 2 — a night of pro wrestling featuring WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, TNA Wrestling champion “Cowboy” James Strom and former WWE star Eugene. Tickets are available at the Crossroads Arena box office. Reserved ringside seats are $22 and general admission is $15, plus service fees. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Buy tickets online at crossroadsarena.com.

– Shiloh Heritage Day festivities are slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 22 and 142 near the entrance to Shiloh National Military Park. The event offers live music, antique cars and tractors, food vendors, a corn hole tournament, bouncy house and a horseshoe tournament.

– The Booneville Fall Festival continues Saturday with a range of events including the turnip green cookoff, soapbox derby and singing convention. The day’s event starts at 7 a.m. with registration for the Booneville Community Pharmacy 5K Run/Walk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Triangle. The day’s events continue with the soapbox derby at 10 a.m., the turnip green cookoff at the courthouse at noon and the singing convention at 1:30 p.m. in the main courtroom. A political speaking is slated from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on court square. The night’s entertainment includes NEMCC’s Campus Country at 5:15 p.m., returning hometown pickers Breaking Grass at 6:30 p.m. and headliner Logan Mize starting at 8 p.m. The PBJ Happee Days Shows Carnival continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with arm band for $15.
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