June 1, 2024

8AM ’til the fireworks end!

All Day

Craft Vendors

Set up on Friday or early on Saturday.  Call Kellie Griffin at 601-341-6327, Pam Shepherd at 601-303-0523, or Betty Dillon at 601-596-3840 for more info.


Baby Contest (birth-48 months)

Applications must be received by noon on Friday at the Walthall Extension Office. $4 entry fee. 601.876.4021

All Day


Antique Tractor Show

Come out and enjoy a close-up look at some of the coolest tractors imaginable. Free to see, contact John Mord at 601-540-6331 for more info.

9am – 1pm (Registration)

Cow Bag Nationals

Register the day of the show for $20. Contact Randy Boyd for more information 601-455-7433.

8am ’til

Free Milk and Ice Cream

Free MILK and ICE CREAM – near the Info Tent. While supplies last. A lot is given away, but it goes fast. Come early.  

9am – 1pm

Vintage Bicycle Show

Register the day of the show between 9am-noon – NO CHARGE to participate. Bring your bikes, friends or family and some comfortable folding chairs. Awards at 1 pm. Call 601.876.2680 for more info.


Dairy Festival TALenT SHOW

Ages 4-16. Center Stage. Register at Trustmark Bank. 601.876.3403


Musicians On Stage

  • 9:15am-10:00am   Brooklyn Pigott, Wanda Russell
  • 12:00 noon       Lou Ellen Stout
  • 1:45pm-3:45pm    The Beachbilly’s (sponsored by U.S. Restoration)
  • 5:00pm           Mae Woodard                 



  • 8:05 BABY CONTEST-entries due before Friday at County Extension Office – 601.876.4021 
  • 9:00 FLOWER SHOW/Plant Pavilion by 9am Walthall Homemakers – 601.876.4021 
  • 10:00 DAIRY FESTIVAL TALENT SHOW – Register in advance at Trustmark – 601.876.3403
  • 10:30 BAKE-OFF- Drop entries at Walthall General Hospital tent prior to 10am – Stephanie Walker, 601-876-0428 (Homemade cakes containing at least two dairy products wrapped in plastic on a disposable plate)
  • 10:45 ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST-Stage Area-Thomas Dozier with Cardio World 601.325-7778
  • 11:00 BUTTER CHURNING CONTEST-Stage-hosted by Dan “Nut” Hawn, Circuit Clerk, 601.876.5677 – HOMEMADE BUTTER and CAKE AUCTION immediately following.
  • 11:45 MOOING CONTEST-Stage (Pike National, Gerri Mathis) 601.876.5999
  • 12:45 SACK RACE-Front Stage (Scott Dyar) 
  • 1:45  WATERMELLON EATING CONTEST-In craft area across from Welcome/Information Booth 
    Amber Young, 601.757.0844
  • 3:00  TURTLE RACE REGISTRATION-Stage area, inspection and official certification by
    Turtle Doctor
  • 3:45  BUBBLE GUM BLOWING CONTEST-Stage Area (Tylertown Rotary Club)
  • 4:00  TURTLE RACES-Stage Area – Registration 3pm (Tylertown Rotary Club)

3pm (registration)

international turtle races

Register turtles at 3 pm and race starts at 4pm. The Turtle Doctors will be on hand to examine all turtles. Please do not paint or glue glitter on the turtles and return them near the location where they were found after the race. First 75 children to register get a free t-shirt.  


Political booths

Register in advance. Space is limited. Call 601.876.5112


9:00 pm


The grand finale, to celebrate another Dairy Festival, a fireworks display sponsored by Citizens Bank lights up the sky for miles and miles. 




Swing by the green Info Tent located near the top of the boardwalk in the stage area if you need assistance in finding a location of a contest or activity. Pick up some free swag, too. 

  • PETTING FARM enjoy live farm animals and pony rides sponsored by Walthall Farm Bureau
  • CREAM PITCHER FUN FARM featuring free games sponsored by Pike National Bank
  • ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND ENGINE SHOW – free to see, John Mord at 601-540-6331 for more info
  • HAM RADIO DEMONSTRATION – pavilion area – sponsored by Walthall Emergency Management
  • ARTS AND CRAFTS it’s free to look at all the crafts under the shade of the pines
  • FREE MILK AND ICE CREAM (while supplies last) by the Info Tent
  • ANTIQUE CAR SHOW – near playground, free to look, Randy Boyd, 601-455-7433 to enter
  • GUESS THE COW’S WEIGHT sponsored by Livestock Producers, get it right and win some $
  • VINTAGE BICYCLE SHOW sponsored by Ginn’s Gunworks, no charge to enter!
  • AIR AMBULANCE & GROUND AMBULANCE DISPLAY at the Softball field -AAA Ambulance sponsor
  • FIRE TRUCK DEMONSTRATION with Joe Stinson, Les Lampton of Tylertown FD
  • LEARN ABOUT SHITAKE MUSHROOMS by Alcorn Extension Service
  • RIDE THE SOUTHLAND EXPRESS TRAIN sponsored by Southland Express LLC, Sandy Hook, Tracy & JoAnn Vincey
  • EVEN THE PARKING IS FREE thanks to the Tylertown Police and Walthall Sheriff’s Office


All Day

Want to spend money?

  • Buy some arts & crafts! Tons of vendors come each year. 
  • Try some great food!  The concession tents are near the pavilion and operated by local non-profits
  • Other than that, and a few dollars to participate in the baby contest, car show, etc., it’s a totally FREE Festival. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a full day of contests, activity, and live entertainment.