Several fall events locally this weekend

Published 8:43 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween will be observed in Vicksburg from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, but before the bewitching night arrives, there will be plenty to do in Vicksburg this weekend.

• The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host the 11th annual Classics in the Courtyard. The event will run from noon until 1 p.m. Friday, at 1302 Adams St., and although lunch reservations were due by Thursday, all are welcome to the free concert performed by Ben Shaw.

• The SCHF will also hold a Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt later in the evening. The Mississippi Paranormal Society will play host to the event that will run from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. The ghost hunt will include a full hands-on paranormal investigation of all the areas inside the SCHC.  A cash bar and snacks will be available. Tickets for the event, which is a fundraiser for the SCHF, are $60. For more information, call 601-631-2997.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

• The first offering of the Warren Central High School Big Blue Band “Haunted Hotel” will be Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Outlets at Vicksburg, 4000 South Frontage Road. Subsequent offerings will include a 6 to 11 p.m. offering Saturday, and a 2 to 4 p.m. offering for children, Sunday. Admission is $10 and $5 for children.

• Performances offered by the Westside Theatre Foundation of the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show” will continue this weekend at the Strand Theatre, 717 Clay St. Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Highway 61 Coffeehouse, 1101 Washington St. and online at brown paper tickets, or $20 at the door.

• Opening weekend of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be held at the Parkside Playhouse Theatre, 101 Iowa Ave. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $20, $15 for ages 65 and older and $10 for ages 12 and younger and are available the day of the show at the VTG box office. Advance tickets are available online at For more information, call 601-636-0471.

• The 4th Annual Spooky Sprint 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the BancorpSouth parking lot, 820 South St.  A 1-mile fun run will follow at 8:05 p.m. Afterward, there will be a carnival for kids, food music and awards. Costumes are welcome. The race entry fee is $35 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-mile fun run. The event is a fundraiser for the Vicksburg Catholic School.

• The 44th annual Redwood Elementary School Turkey Shoot will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school, 100 Redwood Road. Tickets for the shoot are $2 per shot. A carnival will be held in conjunction with the turkey shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 601-636-4855.

• Chik-fil-A will host a Chik-fil-A Fall Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 3403 Halls Ferry Road. Admission is free and wristbands to cover everything but the mechanical bull are $6. A trunk or treat begins at 4 p.m. Costumes welcome. For more information, call 601-661-0111, ext. 3.

• The annual Vicksburg Mall Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the Vicksburg Family Development Service, Inc. and Warren-Yazoo Behavioral Health, will from run from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

email author More by Terri Cowart