Upcoming Events

FEATURED EVENTS:

3rd Annual Black History Month Luncheon
February 22|11:30 a.m.
The Lightered Knot

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is proud to present our 3rd annual Black History Month Luncheon! Please join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship and a keynote presentation by John H. Brown, Mississippi Executive Director, Red Cross of Mississippi.

Pine Hill Festival
April 26-27, 2024|5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Blaylock Park, Downtown Wiggins

Enjoy our Friday night celebration of Stone County’s historical and cultural storytelling presented through music that expresses the emotions and feelings of human settlement and relationships during the early and mid-twentieth century. This program is made possible by a grant from Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.

ALL EVENTS:


3rd Annual Black History Month Luncheon
February 22|11:30 a.m.
The Lightered Knot

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is proud to present our 3rd annual Black History Month Luncheon! Please join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship and a keynote presentation by John H. Brown, Mississippi Executive Director, Red Cross of Mississippi.

There is a $10 entry fee for this event. All are welcome to join this enlightening engagement.


Pine Hill Festival
April 26-27, 2024|5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Blaylock Park, Downtown Wiggins

Pine Hill Festival

Opening Ceremonies are set for Friday, April 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy our Friday evening celebration of Stone County’s historical and cultural storytelling. This program is made possible by a grant from Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area. In addition to the enjoyable music, you will find an assortment of food vendors, and arts and crafts, along with plenty of fun for the children. The festival is presented by the Stone County Economic Development Partnership and Sponsored by the City of Wiggins, CSpire, and Jeff Register Building and Trusses.

Enjoy the sounds of local and regional performers throughout the day from the Janice & Ben Carpenter Pavilion at Blaylock Park. More than eighty vendors, including a variety of artisans and specialty food vendors will fill Pine Hill Ave, College Street and 2nd Street.  There’s something special for the kids including jumpers, rides, a petting zoo and other activities that make for a great family weekend.

The Pine Hill Festival is the largest single event presented by the Stone County EDP and one of the longest-running festivals in South MS, over forty years since its’ inception. The festival is planned and organized by a dedicated group of community volunteers and loyal sponsors. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the heritage of Stone County, our citizens and the creativity found in South Mississippi. All the recommended safety precautions will be required.  Handwashing stations are scattered about the event area.

For animal lovers, the Stone County SPCA’s Annual Mutt Strut will take place on Saturday.


Wings over Wiggins
May 2024|10:00 a.m.
Dean Griffin Memorial Airport

Have you ever wondered what it is really like to fly or how long it takes to learn to fly? Come to the Annual Wings Over Wiggins Fly-In and you can ask real pilots these questions and more as you look over their airplanes. This year, Wings Over Wiggins will be Saturday, May 13, 2023. The festivities will begin at 10 am at Dean Griffin Memorial Airport in Wiggins.

In addition to pilots and airplanes, contemporary, experimental and vintage, there will be local skydivers, food, beverages, a civil air patrol display, arts and crafts booths, activities for kids and so much more!

Admission to the fly-in is free with proceeds from the concession sales and the raffle benefiting the Gateway Christian Academy.


Cultivation Nation Triathlon
August 31|7:30a.m.
Flint Creek Reservoir

Join us for the annual Cultivation Nation Triathlon in Stone County and test your abilities! The triathlon takes place at the Flint Creek Reservoir on August 31 at 7 a.m. Stay tuned for more information regarding sign ups, training weekends, and more!

600 yard swim; 16 mile bike race; 3.1 mile run.


2024 Scarecrow Convention
October 2024|5:00 p.m.
Wiggins

Everyone’s favorite Stone County staple is returning October 2024! Are you interested in joining the competition? Be sure to register your entry for the Scarecrow Convention through our landing page. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will run from early to mid-October. Judging for all other awards will take place at the conclusion of the Convention.

If you would like to see all of the wonderful scarecrow displays, be sure to check the Stone County EDP’s social media pages for the addresses of participating businesses and community members! We will be sure to keep you up to date on all that this beautiful community has to offer. We are so excited to host all of our friendly scarecrows again in this year’s convention!


Hunting for Big Foot
October 2024|All day
Bigfoot Trail Camp Recreation Area Perkinston

Come experience some Mississippi Hospitality at the 9th annual HUNTING FOR BIGFOOT RIDE being held amongst beautiful longleaf pines of the Desoto National Forest in South Mississippi. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Ride and Tie event! Come be a part of this exciting addition to the endurance ride.

CAMP – Ride camp is located in an area with flat easy parking and is primitive camping only. NO HUMAN WATER. There will be horse water available. Trees are available in some areas of camp for those who high tie. Porta potties will be available. No dumpsters available, so if you pack it in, please pack it out. Parking may be tight, so try and minimize your footprint. However, be considerate of neighbors and coordinate among yourselves. A hospitality tent with refreshments will be on site. ALL vet checks will occur in camp.

TRAILS – Beginner horse and rider friendly. Trails are permanent horse trails and are a combination of single and two tracked. Very little sand, only a couple of hundred feet or so. Gentle rolling hills with hardwood bottoms. There will be some dirt roads, with small gravel, riding on some trails, so shoes are recommended. There will be some lengths of gravel
free/reduced shoulders. .. Plenty of water on trail with some being natural, pending rain. Helmets are required for Junior riders.


Stone County Fair
October 2024|7:00 p.m.
200 Airport St., Wiggins, MS 39577

The Stone County Fair will take be open in October 2024. Be sure to join in all the activities including the livestock show and exhibits, the vendor fair, dessert contest, fair queen contest, and so much more! This tradition is one you do not want to miss.


Merchant’s Trick or Treat
October 2024|3:00p.m.
Downtown Wiggins

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! Oh My!! Join the merchants of downtown Wiggins in a family-friendly trick-or-treating event in October 2024. We encourage everyone to be safe as they participate in the holiday festivities.


Stone County Christmas Parade
December |5:00 p.m.
Downtown Wiggins

Enjoy this beloved holiday tradition with your loved ones! Bundle up and enjoy the fun with us in Downtown Wiggins! Click more information to print out the Christmas Parade application!


Tree Lighting Ceremony
December|Following Parade
Blaylock Park

There is no better way to ring in the holidays than with the lighting of the official Wiggins & Stone County Christmas Tree! Join us in Blaylock Park immediately following the Christmas Parade! Stay for Santa’s Village activities including cookie decorating, letters to Santa, create food packets for Santa’s Reindeer, Christmas Carols, and much more.