Mississippi State Fair to close early on Friday ahead of Hurricane Delta


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson provided updates on the Mississippi State Fair in regards to potential severe weather expected due to Hurricane Delta.

“Due to the inclement weather that is expected to accompany Hurricane Delta, we are planning schedule changes to events taking place Friday night and Saturday at the State Fair,” said Gipson. “The safety of our fairgoers is our top priority, and we have made these changes with that purpose in mind. Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Louisiana as well as our own folks along the coast and others in the storm’s path.”

He announced the State Fair will close early on Friday, October 9, with the gates closing at 10:00 p.m. and the Midway closing at 11:00 p.m. In addition, the gates to the State Fair will reopen at noon tomorrow, October 10, instead of the previously scheduled 9:00 a.m.

The livestock shows and events will continue as scheduled Friday, October 9, through Saturday, October 10. The Mississippi Coliseum will be available as a refuge station for anyone on the Fairgrounds if weather necessitates it. Masks and sanitizer will be in the Coliseum, along with law enforcement, to ensure their safety both from the storm and to mitigate COVID-19 concerns.


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