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Piney Woods festival celebrates arts, heritage
PICAYUNE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum will host the Piney Woods Heritage Festival on Nov. 18.
The 15th annual event celebrates the region’s heritage with presentations, displays and demonstrations of historical skills and crafts, including blacksmithing, spinning, basket making, quilting and more.
An opening ceremony of historical-themed presentations is set for Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center of South Pearl River County. Admission is free.
Exhibits, music and demonstrations begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the arboretum. The event closes at 3 p.m.
Admission to the Nov. 18 festivities is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Arboretum members enter free.
Support and funding for the festival is provided by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.
For more information about the arboretum and other events, visit http://www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu.