Some 75,000 expected to attend legendary county fair

Mississippi’s “giant house party” is officially under way.

The Neshoba County Fair runs through next Friday with political speeches, horse races, national music acts, exhibits and more to keep visitors entertained.

Fair manager Doug Johnson said organizers are anticipating 75,000 people or more.

“It’s kind of hard for us to determine,” he said of attendance. “That’s just a guestimate.”

Clarion Ledger
7/21/11