Images from BayFest 2018
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We thank you so much for your support!
BayFest was held May 30 thru June 2, 2018 in the city of Bay Springs, Mississippi. We thank all of you who attended, worked, cooked, competed, visited, performed, provided music and entertainment. We hope to see you again next year.
We so appreciate all of our sponsors who make BayFest possible. Please see the list below of those who generously give so that Bayfest can happen each year.
BayFest is a fun, four day festival with a great carnival in its, a wide variety of vendors and food, plus several evenings of free musical entertainment in our lovely Smith Park, pictured above.
On Saturday, the Mayor conducts a continuous schedule of events for children young and old to enjoy! A few of these are a sack race, watermelon and pie eating contests, log sawing contest, tomato throw, prettiest rooster contest and many more. Monetary prizes are awarded to winners! It is a good time for all! These events have been maintained for many years, and we like having a large crowd on hand to enjoy the festivities.
History of BayFest
Bay Fest was begun in 1991 by Mayor J. E. Smith as a celebration at the end of the Desert Storm conflict torecognize local citizens and other Mississippians serving in the armed forces.
The first festival was a success and now in its twenty seventh year in 2018, the
event has matured into a first-class festival for the purpose of sharing and showcasing our community to tourists, businesses and industry and building self-esteem and pride among local citizens.
Aerial Photo by Lloyd Denson