Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show - Nov. 22-23, 2014

The Great Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show returns to the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on November 22-23, 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.
Deep South Team Roping Finals - December 4-7, 2014

The Deep South Team Ropers Association is southern team roping at its best!  Once again DSTRA Finals will be held in Hattiesburg, MS at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center on December 4-7, 2014.  The DSTRA brings ropers from across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama!  You will see some of the quick times, fastest horses and the best team ropers in the business!!  For more information check out www.deepsouthteamropers.com.

For vendor information or stall/rv reservations call the FCMPC at 601-583-7500.

Southern Farriers Association Conference - Dec. 12-13, 2014

On December 13-14, 2014 the Southern Farriers Associiation will be hosting a Farrier's Conference in Building C at the Forrest County Multipupose Center.  For more information contact: Robbie Hunziker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or check out their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Farriers-Association/136490928027

Camp Shelby Youth Challenge Graduation - December 20, 2014

The Mississippi National Guard Youth Challenge Program will hold its graduation ceremony at the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on Saturday, December 20, 2014. The commencement exercises will recognize over 200 graduates from throughout the State of Mississippi.

Camp Shelby’s Youth Challenge Program and Challenge Academy seeks to create an environment for young men and women to take control of their lives and to accept the responsibility for their past, present, and future behavior. The program is five months long and “from start to finish, a miraculous metamorphosis occurs.” The mission of the Youth Challenge Program is “to improve the life-coping skills and employment potential of high school dropouts so that they may become productive members of their communities and society in general.”

Biannually, applicants who have deserted traditional educational environments and display appropriate aptitude and attitude enter the program. In every graduating class thus far, ACT scholarships and Community College scholarship recipients have been recognized. 

The graduation ceremonies will begin at 10:30 am. Family and friends are invited to come out and support the December 2014 class.