Best Bets September 27, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Rides, petting zoo, food at Tupelo Fair this weekend
Candy apples, merry-go-rounds and a Circus Thrill Show are just a few things to be found at this weekend’s Tupelo Fair.
The fair will be on the grounds of the BancorpSouth Arena this weekend, from 4-11 p.m. today, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday and noon-11 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $9/adults, $5/children 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under. Wristbands are $20.
For more info, visit bcsarena.com or tupelofair.com, or call (901) 756-2800.

PONTOTOC
Former ‘Idol’ contestant to headline Bodock Festival
Aaron Kelly, who finished fifth in the ninth season of “American Idol,” takes the stage at the Bodock Festival in Pontotoc this weekend.
Kelly will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Pontotoc.
Other performers on Saturday include Drew Chapman, Legend of the Blues, Amber Higgenbottom and Kay Bain.
The Bodock Festival opens Friday and Saturday with a 6 a.m. pancake breakfast, and includes an arts and crafts fair and kids’ events each day. The flag drop is 6 p.m Friday, with the Twilight run at 8 p.m. Entertainers on Friday include Lane Williamson, Hannah Roye & the Back Sixty and Madison Hardin.
On Saturday, there will be an antique car show, Bodock fence post and ball throwing contest, a pet show and more.
It’s free.
For more info, call (662) 489-5042.

STARKVILLE
Pretty Lights, Lotus to play at Mississippi Horsepark Arena
Dance artists Pretty Lights, Lotus, Wick-It the Instigator and SuperVision will light up the Mississippi Horse Park on Friday.
The show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25.
Get more info by visiting msuconcerts.com.
Daily Journal reports