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Wiggins' Pine Hill Festival expands to three-day event

Visitors enjoy the 2014 Pine Hill Festival in Wiggins. Visitors enjoy the 2014 Pine Hill Festival in Wiggins.
WIGGINS, MS (WDAM) - A four-decades-old arts and crafts event in Stone County is adding a third day of music and family fun this year. For the first time, the Pine Hill Festival in downtown Wiggins is expanding to Sunday.

Organizers said the focus that day will be on gospel and bluegrass music.

The event will also feature about 100 arts, crafts and food vendors and lots of activities for children.

About 10,000 visitors are expected.

The event began Friday night at 5 o'clock. 

"We're bringing in vendors from around the southeast and of course, by adding that third day, it gives them the opportunity to fill the hotels and to fill the cabins that are at Flint Creek and the other camping areas, which is exactly what's happening this weekend," said Betsy Rowell, executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership. "So, it does have an economic benefit," she said. 

Saturday, the festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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