Friday is Gospel Night from the Carpenter Pavilion. Enjoy local church choirs, praise groups, and vocalists for a rousing evening of uplifting music.
Pine Hill Festival is one of South Mississippi’s longest-running events.
Pine Hill Festival
Opening Ceremonies are set for Friday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening of Gospel Music performed by local churches, choirs, praise groups and individuals until 9 p.m. You will find an assortment of food vendors, arts and crafts, along with plenty of fun for the children. The festival is presented by the Stone County Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by Carpenter’s Pole & Piling.
On Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. you will find an assortment of food vendors, arts and crafts along with plenty of fun for the children, along the streets of Downtown Wiggins. The festival is presented by the Stone County Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by Carpenter’s Pole & Piling.
Enjoy the sounds of local and regional performers throughout the day from the 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 Chamber 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 and additional distance between vendors is planned. We encourage the wearing of face masks by vendors and festival goers.
The 5K/10K and Kids race starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday while vendors and local businesses are getting geared up for the day. For animal lovers, the Stone County SPCA’s Annual Mutt Strut will also take place Saturday.
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.
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 more.
Admission to the fly-in is free with proceeds from the concession sales and the raffle to benefit the Gateway Christian Academy.
Join us for the annual Cultivation Nation Triathlon in Stone County and test your abilities! 600 yard swim; 16 mile bike race; 3.1 mile run.
Enjoy friendly competition as local clubs and organizations compete for braggin’ rights. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, pets and the kids for this family-friendly event filled with music and fun and friendly competition. Think your favorite recipe is better than your neighbors? Toss your grillin’ apron on and join the fun. You just might win! Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories including Best Decorated Booth, People’s Choice Award, and more. Participants have an opportunity to double their earnings by competing for prizes.
Expect more than twenty-five booths to fill the streets adjacent to Blaylock Park. Enjoy specialty food items, great music and activities for the children.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and are a vital component in the Stone County economy as well.
Small businesses create more jobs than any other sector and they collectively represent half of the national economic output. It is a way upward for Americans with an entrepreneurial spirit.
An event like Small Business Saturday reaches beyond inspiring local entrepreneurs; it helps to build and strengthen the local economy. For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 remains right here in Stone County. When we spend with a chain business, only $43 stays here. The difference is significant, and reaches those far beyond the business community.
The money we spend gets invested right back into our community. Local business owners are our volunteers, coaches, Sunday School teachers and friends they make every aspect of our community better. Join us as we offer events recognizing Small Business in Stone County!
Enjoy this beloved holiday tradition with your loved ones! Bundle up and enjoy the fun with us in Downtown Wiggins!
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.
This is an event to remember on the beautiful Perkinston Campus of MS Gulf Coast Community College. Enjoy activities for children, carolers, food, music and so much more.