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Mississippi Mudbug Festival coming to Jackson fairgrounds



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Come out to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds April 7-11, 2021, for the inaugural Mississippi Mudbug Festival featuring live music, amusement rides, and plenty of crawfish.

Festival goers will enjoy live entertainment featuring Frank Foster, Doctor Zarr, Chad Wesley, Fordie Hays and J Edwards. More than 20 amusement rides and food vendors provided by North American Midway Entertainment will line the Midway, and daily ride specials will be offered.

Crawfish lovers can enter to win the crawfish eating contest on Friday, April 9. The participant that eats five lbs. of crawfish the quickest wins a trophy. On Sunday, April 9, crawfish enthusiasts will vie for the title of Champion of the 2021 Battle of the Crawfish..

The Tails and Ales Courtyard will be open daily. The Back Porch restaurant will sell crawfish plates for $15 per plate. Beverages provided by Southern Beverage Company and Clark Beverage Group will be available for purchase.

General admission is free and parking is $5 per car. Entry to the Mudbug Music Area on Saturday, April 10, will be $20 online pre-sale and $25 the day of. Entry to the Mudbug Music Area on Sunday, April 11, will be $15 online pre-sale and $20 the day of.

Rides will open each day and prices are $1.50 per coupon, $25 for 22 coupons and $60 for 50 coupons. The public can also enjoy all rides for one low wristband price of $15 on Wednesday, April 7, and $25 on Thursday, April 8, through Sunday, April 11. Advanced ride wristbands can be purchased online for $20 at

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s musical performances can be purchased online at

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