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It’s fall festival season on the Coast! Here’s the 2019 lineup of events.

It’s time to celebrate fair and festival season in South Mississippi and the music, art, crafts and good food to welcome fall.

Here’s where the best food and fun will be:

Nov. 2-3 — Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Ocean Springs, with 400 booths and pottery, arts and crafts from artists who come from across the country.

Nov. 7 —Queen of Wings Cookoff at Island View Casino Resort, Gulfport. 5-9 p.m. The female chefs of Island View compete to see who has the best wing recipe. Also, meet Island View’s Jackie Seavey, first place winner in the World Food Championships. Tickets are $25 include drinks while sampling wings and all-you-can eat southern fare. Ages 21 and older.

Nov. 8-9 – Sugar Magnolia Music Festival at Hancock County Arena, 4184 Kiln Delisle Road, Kiln.

Nov. 8-10 — Christmas City Gift Show at Coast Coliseum. 300 booths, children’s activities, $5 photos with Santa, $15 Breakfast with Santa. $10 day pass, ages 15 and under free.

Nov. 9 — Fall Festival at Biloxi Visitors Center, U.S. 90. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free event with pumpkin patch, face painting, vendor booths, food, games, crafts.

Nov. 9 — Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off & Festival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Biloxi Town Green. Entertainment, free kids zone, food, arts and crafts. Amateur cook-off 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Professional cook-off 2-4 p.m. Admission $5; kids 12 and under free

Nov. 9-10 — Mississippi Railfest at Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, 615 Pass Road, Gulfport

Nov. 9-10 — Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highlands Games – Nov. 9-10 at Harrison County Fairgrounds, 5321 County Farm Road, Gulfport

Nov. 16 — Diamondhead Festival and BBQ Competition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Airport Drive, just west of the marina. Free admission and free shuttle every 30 minutes from Diamondhead City Hall. Food, arts, crafts, kid zone, live entertainment. No outside food.

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Mary Perez is the business and casino reporter for the Sun Herald and also writes about Biloxi, jobs and the new restaurants and development coming to the Coast. She is a fourth-generation journalist.
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