2017 Areas Events in Choctaw County
Choctaw County Flea Market
April & October
The flea market is held the first Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October in downtown Ackerman. The Flea Market will be held Saturday, April 1 from 8am – 1pm in the Main Street Parking Lot in Ackerman. Games for kids, vendors, food and more. Vendor applications are available. For more information call the MSU Extension Office – Choctaw County at 662-285-6337 or Judi Cooper, Flea Market Chairman at 662-285-7593.
First Responders Appreciation Picnic
June 17, 2017
The Chamber of Commerce sponsors the First Responders Appreciation Picnic to honor and thank all first responders in the Choctaw County for their servitude and acts of selflessness for the county’s citizens. First responders in the county include volunteer firefighters, police officers, sheriff deputies, highway patrolmen, 911 dispatchers, game wardens, MedStat-EMS staff, and 4-County linemen.
October – Second Saturday
Handmade crafts, quilts, home cooked food, horse rides, a country store and much more will fill the Town of French Camp on October 14, 2017 for the annual Harvest Festival. Sponsored by the French Camp Community Club, the festival feature a live auction of locally handcrafts goods and much more. All proceeds of the auction benefit area churches and French Camp Academy. When you get hungry, join the crowd for a dinner-on-the-grounds.
Jack O’ Lantern Jam
Family fun in the downtown Ackerman. Get ready for the annual trunk or treat, kids’ carnival games, pumpkin decorating contest, an outdoor movie, inflatable jumpers, scarecrow trail and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Turkey & Tinsel
November – Second Thursday
Turkey & Tinsel kicks off the Christmas shopping season in Choctaw County on Thursday, November 9, 2017. This event includes a Christmas Open House at participating Chamber member business, a Turkey Toss and a musical performance.
Town of Ackerman Christmas Parade
December – First Thursday
The Town of Ackerman Christmas Parade is held the first Thursday of December at 6pm in downtown Ackerman. If you are interested in being in the parade, contact Ann Coleman at Ackerman Town Hall at 662-285-6251.
Weir Christmas Parade
December- First Friday
The Town of Weir Christmas Parade on held on the first Friday of December at 6pm on Front Street in Weir. If you are interested in being in the parade, contact Weir Town Hall at 662-547-6123.
MSU Extension – Choctaw County – Holiday Open House
December – Second Thursday
Holiday open house is held the second Thursday of December at the Choctaw County Library. Activities for the day include: Santa (bring your camera and take pictures), decorated Christmas trees, musical entertainment, MSU ice cream, children’s activities, ugly Christmas sweater and ugly Christmas hat contests, & pack the trailer Food for Families food drive. Last year a Folk Fibbery contest was added and three authors will be present to sign autographs of their books. Goody bags and recipe booklets were given to all adults that attend. Door prizes were given away. For more information about the Holiday Open House call the MSU Extension Office – Choctaw County at 662-285-6337.