Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show - August 2-3, 2014

The Great Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show returns to the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on August 2-3, 2014.  The two-day show will take place in the Main Arena of the Center.

Several vendors from across the Southeast will be at the Gun & Knife Show to display, sell and talk about the different products at their booths. There will be over 200 tables loaded with pistols, military, hunting, and competitive shooting rifles, laser and night vision optics. Also, check out the large selection of manual and specialty items and a huge selection of custom made knives, from big game skinners to the perfect pocket knife.

Show times are Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Admission is $7.00 for adults & children 11 years & under are admitted free.
Great Southern Stampede - August 16, 2014



August 16th & Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2014



Coca-Cola of Hattiesburg presents Great Southern Stampede brought to you by Toyota of Hattiesburg and MS Ag!!

This exciting event starts Saturday, August 16th with Kidsburg (1:30-6:30p) and then on to Saturday night at 7 p.m. bull riding and barrel racing action and ending with a full Frank Foster concert. Tickets for this event go on sale July 28, 2014. Advanced Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 & Under for the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Event, Tickets at the door are $20 and $15. (Kids with a Kidsburg armband will receive a $3 discount at the door!)  Tickets can be purchased at Boot Country, Hub City West, and Forrest County Multipurpose Center.  For a schedule of events and more information, please click on the Great Southern Stampede or any of the above logos or call 601-583-7500!  We hope to see you there!  

Also during the day along with Kidsburg will be the Loveliest and Ugliest Dog Pageant (fundraiser for Diabetic Alert Dogs - DADs) at 10 a.m. in Building C and the Buckaroo & Buckarette Rodeo at 4 p.m. sponsored by Hub City West!  

Entry form for Dog Pageant or click here for more info!

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A BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and partners for this event!  Hattiesburg Coca-Cola, Toyota of Hattiesburg, MS Ag, Ole South Productions, B95, Hub City West, Boot Country, South Group Insurance, Ward's, Kicker 108, AAA Ambulance, Garner Lumley, Down South Productions, S&S Farms, and Overhead Doors.




Pine Belt Idol August 19, 2014

Pine Belt Idol is coming to the Forrest County Multipurpose Center on August 19, 2014.  Please click on the link above for more information.  Upload your video audition to FOX 23′s Facebook page: http://facebook.upickem.net/r/3asx82jr5kE and you could compete live at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center on August 19th, 2014. The top 23 contestants will sing in front of a panel of local judges and a live audience for a chance to go to New Orleans on August 27th and audition at the "Judges Round" for American Idol! Plus you will meet the Idol judges! You must be between the ages of 15-28 years old. Proof of age is required to audition live. No vulgar language will be accepted in auditions.  Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 8st, 2014. An audition packet will be provided for the top 23, which must be completed and returned along with a head shot, to WHPM-TV , FOX 23 before August 19th, 2014.  Audition date for the Idol Judges Round in New Orleans is August 27th, 2014.  We look forward to seeing you on August 19th!

Horses 4 Heroes Trail Ride at Camp Shelby -October 11, 2014

Horses 4 Heroes will host the 1st Annual Trail Ride at Camp Shelby on October 11, 2014.  The Forrest County Multipurpose Center will be available for Overnight Layovers by providing RV site, Stalls and Shavings.  If you are planning on attending the Trail Ride and need a RV Hookup or Horse Stall, please reserve by calling 601-583-7500.  

For more info on the Trail Ride please contact:  Jeannie Whaley @ 601-310-8401, Curtis Patrick @ 601-558-2865 or Vanessa Snodgrass @ 601-466-91534 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .