Mid-South Fair returning to agricultural theme

The Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The Mid-South Fair is returning to its agricultural roots.

Board president Michael Doyle tells The Commercial Appeal that people at last year’s fair told him they want to see livestock.

He says well over 70,000 people went to that fair — the largest attendance in the four years it’s been in DeSoto County.

Doyle says 4-H and Future Farmers of America are being invited to show sheep, cattle, goats and poultry. Farmers will also be at the Landers Center in Southaven to show kids how food is grown.

Another tradition continues: it will be the 60th year for the youth talent contest that helped launch the careers of Elvis Presley and Justin Timberlake.

The fair will run Sept. 20-29.