Southeast District Livestock Show Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015

The Annual Southeast District Livestock Show will be held Friday, January 30-Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center.  For more information on the District Livestock show call the MSU Extension Office at 601-545-6083.

DON'T forget the Pancake Breakfast being held in the Extension Center from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015!  It is a fundraiser for the Forrest County 4-H!

Monster X Tour - Feb 6-7, 2015

The Monster X Tour will make a stop in Hattiesburg at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center February 6-7, 2015. Come see these incredible 10,000 pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing Freestyle Action during the Monster X Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event autograph Pit Party. The show times are Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Boot Country on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg and online by clicking the link below. Tickets are $19 for adults and $10 for children 3-12 years old, children 2 years and under are free.  

Fees may be applied, tickets are subject to a service charge, ticket prices increase day of show.


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Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show - Feb. 18-22, 2015

The Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show returns to the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center February 18-22, 2015. The four-day confirmation show will feature dogs from all fifty states across the country as well as a few foreign countries. 

 The Forrest County Multi Purpose Center has hosted the event since 2003. The Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show is proven to have a huge economic impact on Hattiesburg. Over the past years, the nationally known show has had an economic impact of $850,000 on the community.

The Deep South Crawfish Cluster Dog Show is an event sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. Throughout the weekend dogs are judged in different breed classes. Some of the classes include Sporting Group and Herding Group as well as Best In Show. These confirmation shows are the signature event of the AKC. They concentrate on the distinctive feature of purebred dogs and help to preserve these characteristics by providing a forum at which to evaluate breeding stock. Exhibits are judged against individual breed standards, which have been established for the AKC and recognized by their parent clubs. These written standard describe the ideal size, color and temperament of each breed, as well as correct proportion, structure and movement. 

This is one of the more diverse events hosted by the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center each year. Daily admission to the show is free for children (10 and under) and $3.00 for adults.  The dog show will start at 8:00 am daily (Thursday through Sunday).

Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo - Feb. 20-21, 2015

The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Southern Mississippi will present the 30th Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo on February 20-21, 2015. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for Southern Miss scholarships, will be held in the Main Arena of the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center. This year the rodeo will feature Hattiesburg Native and Nashville Recording Artist Cadie Calhoun as well as 6-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, Lecile Harris!

The Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo has been held each year at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center since it’s opening in 1999. The USM Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo was the first event ever hosted held at the Multi Purpose Center it continues to be a community favorite.

Several top professional cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for a chance to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The events they will be competing in will include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. 

Bring the whole family and enjoy “The Greatest Show On Dirt.”  The rodeo will start Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale at Boot Country and Hub City West NOW! Tickets will also be sold at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center Box Office on the day of the Rodeo only. 


Fire It Up Team Roping - Feb. 28-March 1, 2015

Fire It Up Productions is bringing Rope for the Rig - Truck and Trailer Roping on February 28-March 1, 2015.  This event is free to spectators and will be an all day event starting at 9 a.m. each morning.  Come in enjoy some of the best team roping in the South!  With 2 arenas running on both days, this massive team roping is one of the best!  Last year this team roping boasted over 1100 teams!  Fire It Up will be giving away over $50,000 in cash and prizes, such as saddles, buckles, breastcollars, etc. to winners!  For more information on the Team Roping please click the link below:


For stalls and RV reservations and shavings, please call 601-583-7500.  If you are planning on roping at this event please book your stalls and RVs in advance with FCMPC. 
The Gala of The Royal Horses - March 4, 2015

For the first time ever, The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to Hattiesburg, MS to the Forrest County Multipurpose Center.

Audience will experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses for the first time as the show makes its US debut.  The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular entertainment event combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performer creating a breathtaking event for the entire family.  The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and families.

Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Rene Gasser, producer of the Royal Horses has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain.  The Royal horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures.  “The unique qualities of the Royal Horses single them out from all other breeds in the Equine world.Their physical beauty & grace,coupled with exceptional courage and nobility make them anobjectofadmirationand asourceofinspirationforhorseloverseverywhere,” says Gasser. 

Along with the magnificent stallions, Spanish flamenco dancers will feature in authentic vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away.  The Gala of The Royal Horses will feature a number of performances involving the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds and the event is dedicated to showing off the amazing beauty and maneuvers these horses are capable of including the stunning maneuvers once used on the battlefield now known as “The Airs Above The Ground”.  For ticket and show information go to or by visiting Gala of Royal Horses website at