Annual Homestead for the Holidays 

Photo: The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum invites the public to enjoy an old-fashioned holiday celebration at the annual Homestead for the Holidays event on Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9, 2022, from 5-8 p.m.

This winter season, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the annual Homestead for the Holidays event on Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, from 5-8:00 p.m. Admission is $8 per person for ages 3 and up.

Enjoy breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph. Take a stroll through Small Town and see various agricultural demonstrations, visit the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the early 1920s.

Carousel, train rides and hayrides will be available, as well as live music throughout the grounds. Make sure to write a letter to Santa on one of our limited-edition postcards, printed in the Small-Town Print Shop, and stop by the General Store for an old-fashioned glass bottle drink while browsing the wares and unique Mississippi-made products that make great gifts and stocking stuffers.

Experience the “Tasty Side of Agriculture” with cinnamon bread, gingerbread loaf, candy-cane cookies and more, offered for sale at the old Filling Station located in Small-Town across from the General Store.

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the Museum, call 601- 432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit www.msagmuseum.org or visit the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook. The Ag Museum is a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

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