Upcoming Events

08.29.2014 - 09.01.2014
Great Southern Stampede Barrel Race

09.12.2014 - 09.13.2014
Forrest County 4-H Fall Livestock Invitational

09.19.2014 - 09.21.2014
Dixie Region Team Penning Finals

09.26.2014 - 09.28.2014
NBHA Mid South Super Show

10.01.2014 - 10.02.2014
Cole Brothers Circus

10.03.2014 - 10.05.2014
Josey Barrel Racing Clinic

10.16.2014 - 10.24.2014
Duds For Doodlebugs

Cheer Competition

11.22.2014 - 11.23.2014
Gun and Knife Show

12.04.2014 - 12.07.2014
Deep South Team Roping Finals

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. with the bull riding and barrel racing action and ending with a Frank Foster concert.  Click on the album cover above to go to Frank Foster Music and check out his new album!

Tickets for this event went on sale July 28, 2014. Advanced Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 & Under for the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Event and are going fast!! Tickets at the door are $20 and $15. (Kids with a Kidsburg Activity armband will receive a $3 discount at the door!)  Tickets can be purchased at Boot Country, Hub City West, Forrest County Multipurpose Center and Ticket Force.  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!  

Kidsburg has free Admission. Activity tickets can be purchased for $15. Some activities will be unlimited with an activity ticket purchase. There will be Arts & Crafts, Fun Jumps, Games, Sports Activities, Animal Interactions, Pony Rides, Buckaroo and Buckarette Rodeo, and More! Even a visit from Seymour the Eagle!!

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 and Burks Stables!  


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, Down South Productions, Hattiesburg Sports Medicine Clinic, S&S Farms, and Signs First.




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! Tickets can be picked up at the following locations: C&M Music Center, Ashley Furniture, Courtest Ford, Forrest Funeral Home, Brackman's West, Laurel Ford, El Mariach Loco in Petal and Blakeney Communications (B95 & Rock 104)!

Southern Stampede Barrel Race -Aug 30-Sept 1, 2014

Down South Productions will return to the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center with the 2014 Southern Stampede Barrel Race on August 30-Sept. 1, 2014.  The barrel race will showcase some of the top riders from the South competing for $6,000 in added money. On Saturday and Sunday the Open starts at noon and at 9am on Monday!

 “We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a great weekend as there will be a lot of extra activities for participants and the kids,” says Cindy Carrol, of Down South Productions.  The Southern Stampede Barrel Race will also consist of games for the competitors to participate in!

For more information on entering the 2014 Southern Stampede Barrel Race, visit Down South Production’s website at www.downsouthpro.net.  Late entries will also be taken the day of the show.  This barrel race is WPRA, and APHA approved. Sponsored by MS Ag, Boot Country, Ward's and Action Pitstop!!

For a vendor application click here: BARREL RACE VENDOR APPLICATION

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 .