?This is a news release from The Stone County Economic Development Partnership
The Stone County Economic Development Partnership- Chamber Division today announced the date of the Pine Hill Festival. The annual event is set for Friday, March 20, 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. along the streets of Downtown Wiggins. The Presenting Sponsor is Carpenter's Pole & Piling.
More than 100 vendors, including a variety of artisans and specialty food vendors, will fill Pine Hill Avenue, College Street and Second Street. Expect music on the stage at Blaylock Park throughout the festival. There's something special for the kids including jumpers, rides and other activities that make for a great family weekend. Southern Ag Credit is presenting Fit for Agriculture, 5k/10K and Kids' Fun Run.
The Pine Hill Festival is the largest single event in the county, planned and organized by a dedicated group of community volunteers. “We are pleased to add a third day to the festival featuring Gospel and Bluegrass music. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the heritage of Stone County, our citizens and the creativity found in South Mississippi,” said Dayna Reyer, Stone County EDP-Chamber Division Chairman. Reyer added, “we are expecting approximately 10,000 visitors to gather over this three-day event to eat, listen to good music, shop and fellowship.”
The 5K/10K and Kids race will start 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. The Pine Hill festival has activities for young children as well as those young at heart.
The spring air is flooded with the aroma of great food as festival sounds radiate through Downtown Wiggins.