The 40th Annual A’Fair in Hernando, MS is a wonderful day of fun activities for family and friends to enjoy. The fair takes place on the Hernando Courthouse Square located at 475 W. Commerce Street, Hernando, MS on May 17, 2014. This annual event contains events for all ages and is free to the public.
The Hernando Optimist Club sponsors the annual A’Fair each year on the third Saturday of May and is held rain or shine. The fair has grown each year and now consists of over 200 booths containing arts and crafts, great southern food, and booths from local businesses. The fair has remained free to the public over the years, along with free parking.
Hernando A’Fair is kicked off each year with a 5K run/walk, the Laurie Wylie Memorial 5k Run, the only event associated with the fair that comes with an admission price. The 5k run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 with registration on Center Street, across from the courthouse in Trustmark Bank’s parking lot. Admission cost for the 5k run/walk is $30.00 and includes a 5k t-shirt to all people who pre-register. Trophies are awarded to the top three men and women who finish the race and medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. You can find the application to pre-register for the race by clicking here.
In addition to the many arts and craft booths, local bands will be playing throughout the day on the courthouse lawn. Be sure to bring a blanket to spread out or a couple of lawn chairs so you will be comfortable while enjoying the many sounds of the bands. Bands are scheduled to play from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and include bluegrass, country and western and more.
The children’s zone is where you will find entertainment for the kids. The Kid’s Zone is set up at City Hall on Commerce Street and is sponsored by the Hernando Parks and Recreation Department. Activities include face painting, sand art and more. There will be several giant inflatables, including bounce houses and slides. In addition to the fun activities, there will be some educational booths set up so that the children can also learn new things in a fun environment. Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation’s booth is an example of the educational offerings.
To celebrate the annual A’Fair, businesses along Commerce Street also participate with annual sales, gifts for customers, or by having sweepstakes drawings.
For more information on Hernando’s Annual A’Fair, contact Jimmie Radford at 662-280-8875.
Laurie Wylie Memorial 5k Run