What are some annual festivals that take place in Mississippi?


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Some annual festivals that take place in Mississippi are the Elvis Presley Festival, the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show, and the World Catfish Festival as of 2015. Other popular festivals include the Vicksburg Riverfest and the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival.

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The Elvis Presley Festival celebrates the life and music of “The King,” a Mississippi-born star. This annual festival features local, regional and national artists. Several contests also take place, such as the Sunday Gospel Concert and the Tribute Artist Contests, which are the qualifying rounds for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

The Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show is typically a multi-week event, featuring freestyle reining, cattle exhibitions and rodeo events. This festival also holds concerts after each rodeo.

The World Catfish Festival is a major tourist event in the Mississippi Delta. Tens of thousands of people gather to enjoy over 150 arts and crafts vendors and live music featuring country, gospel and blues artists. In addition, this festival is home to the Miss Catfish Pageant and a catfish eating contest.

The Vicksburg Riverfest is a music and arts festival that features country, blues and R&B musicians. In addition, the Riverfest holds several other events, such as a 5K run and walk.

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