8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Holmes Water Park
CONTACT: Walthall County Chamber of Commerce PHONE: 601.876.2680
Walthall County’s Dairy Festival is the oldest and biggest one-day event in the county. The Dairy Festival is always the first Saturday in June. It began 36 years ago as a way for Dairymen to say thank you to the community. The all day event is staged at Holmes Water Park and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Activities are non-stop. Everybody gets into the act, from churches and civic groups to area businesses. The event includes a Dairy Festival Queen pageant, baby contests, mooing contest, arts and crafts, plenty of food and concessions and many other family activities. Free milk and ice cream, compliments of Walthall dairy farmers, are special treats. The world famous Dairy Festival Turtle Races have become a must-see event for practically everyone in the county. A butter churning contest, sack races and other activities are held at the festival. Plenty of musical entertainment goes on between events, and the day slows down in the evening for a gospel sing under the trees prior to the conclusion of the festival, a giant fireworks display.