Festivals and Seasonal Events
Special events and festivals are held year-round in Itawamba County. Featuring the best of Itawamba County food, arts and crafts these festivals draw thousands of visitors each year. Some of the larger festival and seasonal events include: The Annual Stand By Your Grill Professional and Amateur BBQ Competition, 4th of July Fireworks on the Water, ICC’s Annual Car Show, Houston Day, Trick-or-Treat on the Town Square, Fall Festivals, Jingle and Mingle, Christmas Light Displays, and Christmas Parades!
Mantachie Fest – Mantachie Fest is held each April at the Mantachie Town Park. One of the largest festivals in the county, the event includes a giant arts and crafts market, carnival rides, tasty food and great music.
Itawamba Farmers Market – The Itawamba Farmers Market is held each Friday afternoon during the summer months (June through August) on Fulton’s historic town square. Featuring fresh homegrown vegetables and fruits from Itawamba County farms, the market is held under the ancient water oaks on the east side of the Itawamba County Courthouse. Other items for sale include home canned jellies, jams and relishes as well as all sorts of pies, cakes and cookies.
Ratliff Heritage Day – The annual Ratliff Heritage Day is held each summer in the Ratliff community of northwestern Itawamba County. This historic community’s festival includes a giant flea markets, good music and plenty of good food.
Carolina Heritage Day – This annual event is usually held in September of each year in the Carolina community of Itawamba County. One of the earliest settled regions of Itawamba County this annual event features living history displays, good food and music. The event is held at the Carolina Community Center on Carolina Road.