Official Panels & Interviews

Experience lively discussions among Official Panelists and watch live interviews throughout the day at these locations:

  • STATE CAPITOL BUILDING (Rooms 201 A, 201 H, 113, 204, plus the C-SPAN / Old Supreme Court Room)
  • GALLOWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Sanctuary, Fellowship Center, The Foundery)

Family-friendly Attractions

Kids will be the center of attention in lots of ways this year!

  • 2020 attractions coming soon!

Capitol Showcase

There’s lots to see and do inside the Capitol Building!

  • 2020 showcase coming soon!

Capitol Tours

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the grandeur of Mississippi’s State Capitol building!

  • GUIDED CAPITOL TOURS depart from the ground floor Visitor Desk every hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the festival. Self-guided tour information is available throughout the day.

Authors Alley

Meet more than 70 authors and artists selling their most recent works along Mississippi Street.

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Booksellers Row

Booksellers are showcased at the center of the festival in our Independent Bookseller Tents, directly across from the Book Signings Tent on Mississippi Street.

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Community Lawn

Organizations (non-profit, government, charitable) have it made in the shade with a provided tent and table on the Capitol grounds. Please note: No sales are allowed in this area.

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Book Signing Tent

Participating official panelist authors will be available for book signings on the south lawn of the Capitol.

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Food Trucks

Try tasty local foods from vendors along N. President Street! Claim a spot on the lawn or in our shady food pavilion!

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