Hot Tamale Trail

Visitors to Mississippi find a welcome and unexpected treat in the Hot Tamale Trail, which winds its way through the Mississippi Delta region from Vicksburg to Tunica. The tamale has been a staple of the Delta region for over 100 years, which began with an influx of migrant workers — and their recipes — from Mexico. The people behind this flavorful, labor-intensive dish are legends in their own time and keep a place of almost regal stature among diners from across the globe. If you’re looking for a vacation that your taste buds won’t soon forget, simply follow the Hot Tamale Trail to the South’s most authentic tamale shops.

  • Dixie National Rodeo

    February 6 - February 12

    Champion cowboys from all over the world compete for big jackpots at the annual Dixie National Rodeo at the Mississippi Coliseum. The best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers come out in droves and keep crowds entertained with fast-paced action and antics. Rodeo Events include: Bareback Bronc Riding, …

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  • Downtown Laurel Chili Cook-Off

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 8:00 pm

    Laurel Main Street kicks off each new year with the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off! The event takes place the second Saturday in February and is held on the 500 block of Central Avenue, downtown with music, beverages (coke products & beer), and teams competing to be the winner. All entries are cooked …

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  • Mississippi Blues Marathon

    February 29 @ 7:00 am - February 29 @ 7:00 pm

    The 13th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on February 29, 2020, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind. Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our 10, or 5k. You …

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