New for 2023!

SPECIAL EVENT Limited to 400 participants plus parents! Advance Sale Tickets are $6 for everyone aged 5+ and includes a voucher good for a $10 Return Ticket to the regular Festival. You can use your voucher on Friday night or Saturday. NOTE: During the regular festival kids 13 and under are FREE so their voucher can be gifted to another adult. Save $3 off the Gate Price

The Student & Family Demo Day will be a special event just for school aged kids on Friday Oct 13. Gates will be open from 9am to 3pm with programed Demonstration Stations scheduled from 10am-2pm. Attendees will be sorted on arrival into 8 groups and will move through the stations with their group.

Students will move through 15 minute scheduled Demonstration Areas with their group. There will be 10 minutes in between to get to the next area. There are 7 scheduled Demo Blocks and a Free Block; Scottish Country Dancing, Introduction to Traditional Instruments, Sheep Dog Herding, Storytelling with Máirtín de Cógáin, Scottish Highland Games Demos, Medieval Rope Making with the Medieval Lassie and Sea Shanties with the N.O. Quarter Shanty Krewe.

During your free blocks you can see additional non-scheduled demos from the Mississippi Forge Council Blacksmiths, Chimneyville Weavers & Spinners Guild, Concrete Casting from Star & Crescent Casting, plus visit the Highland Cows from Cool Creek Farm of Fannin, MS. Our Merchants will be open for tasty treats and shopping plus there will also be Archery Tag and Horse Rides for a small fee paid to the vendor. This event is for Students & Families.

Not open to adults without school aged children. You may also bring young siblings at no charge.

Homeschool Groups Welcome!

No Outside Food or Beverages will be permitted but you can bring a blanket and have a picnic with merchant purchased food. Dogs are very welcome to the regular Festival but we ask that you leave them at home for Demo Day.

There will be free workshops and demonstrations during the regular Festival as well so if you don’t have school aged kids (or grandkids) we’ve still got you covered and at a more leisurely pace!