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Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

Natchez Balloon Race poster

Twice voted Best Festival in Mississippi. Hot air balloon race and world renowned musical acts. October's third weekend.

Schedule and Lineup for 2013

Bonehead Skull Lamps  Local artisan Scott Misita creates the perfect hunter's gift -a rustic and ruggedly beautiful lamp created from cypress, copper, and your whitetail deer skull and antlers, shaded with hand-stretched and laced rawhide.

Cypress Shore A large and beautifully appointed 2-story retreat home, right on Lake St. John.  3 bedrooms with king size beds, multi-faceted pier,  large full kitchen, and lots more! 3014 Hwy 569, Ferriday, LA.

Frogmore Plantation
  Compare an 1800 cotton plantation to today's 900 bale-per-day cotton gin. Authentically furnished slave quarters, rare steam gin, and more. Guided tour with superior narration. 11054 Hwy 84, Frogmore, LA. 318-757-2453

Giles Island
  Hunter's paradise, fisher's dream.  Trophy Whitetail Deer, Turkey, and more with guided hunts.  1-877-944-5374.

Bowie's Outfitters
Largest Selection of guns in Natchez. Shop hunting gear, rifles and scopes. Right next door to Bowies Tavern.

LifeTyme Boats  Custom made aluminum boats in Bay, Barge, Bass, Sac-a-lait and Work Models.  14104 Hwy 84, Jonesville, LA  318-339-4007

Mississippi Hunting and Fishing Licenses   Purchase your licenses quickly, safely and securely online with the MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Natchez Food & Wine Festival
Wine and cheese tastings, The Progressive Luncheon, and an Invitation to the Natchez Table are just a few of the events planned for this exciting weekend in July!

Mossy Oak Properties
Recreational and commercial investment properties. 112 Main St., phone 866-523-0059.

Natchez State Park - 601-442-2658 Camping and Cabins, picnicking and fishing around the beautiful, man-made lake.

Natchez Trace Parkway - 601-445-4211  Scenic drive from Natchez to Nashville, with historic stops along the way.  (see also: Scenic Trace above-right)

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge - 601-442-6696
Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this refuge offers fishing, hunting and other wildlife activities.  Check out the Kids' Derby!

Jim Bowie Festival

Jim Bowie portrait

Celebrating the Sandbar Fight that made the Bowie Knife famous, Vidalia's biggest festival offers food, music, and fun for the entire family!

Visit the Website

ScenicTrace.com - A great guide to the Natchez Trace, including news and events that involve the 444-mile scenic highway.

Neely's Spokane Resort  Fishing getaways and outdoor family vacations, guest rooms, cabins and mobile homes on Lake St. John, LA.

Sportsman's Lodge  Lake Concordia's premier fishing cabins.  Fish for Florida Hybrid, Striped Bass, Bream and Catfish in comfort and convenience.
101 Sportsman's Lane, Ferriday, LA. 318-757-4381.

Skeeter Wilson Tree Stands  Lightweight tree stands built strong and safe for hunters, and made right here in Natchez, MS.

Riverside Sling Company  "Make Every Shot Count" with a rifle sling made for accuracy, right here in Natchez, MS.

Hospitals/Clinics

  • Riverpark Medical Center  Outpatient Center with digital imaging, sports medicine, and After Hours Clinic.  107 Front St., Vidalia, LA.
  • Natchez Community Hospital  129 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Natchez, MS  601-445-6200
  • Natchez Regional Medical Center  54 Seargent Prentiss Drive, Natchez, MS  601-443-2100
  • Promise Hospital of Miss Lou  209 Front St., Vidalia, LA  318-336-7578
  • Riverland Medical Center  1700 North E. E. Wallace Blvd., Ferriday, LA  318-757-6551