French Camp Pioneer Day – French Camp, MS | Natchez Trace


French Camp Pioneer Day–May 9, 2015. Arts & crafts vendors and demonstrators; gospel and bluegrass bands featuring The Guardians; square dancing; horse & buggy rides; kids’ carnival; family games; period costumes; food

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Local artisan, Susan Donald, demonstrates mosaic work. Susan is also the potter at French Camp Academy’s Children of God Pottery Studio.

The whole family will find plenty of fun things to do and see on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Pioneer Day in French Camp, MS. Activities start at 9:00 and wrap up around 4:00. Admission to the festival is free.

You can step back in time as you wander through the Natchez Trace Historic District, where the air will be filled with invigorating sounds of music and tantalizing aromas of food. Artisans, showcasing their crafts will welcome you to watch, or maybe try your hand, at pottery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, basket weaving, and more.

The Log Cabin Gift Shop will be stocked with Children of God pottery and beautiful handcrafts by local artisans. The Council House Café will serve up their famous sandwiches and desserts. (Proceeds are used to support FCA students.)

French Camp, MS, is located at the crossroads of MS Highway 413 and the Natchez Trace Parkway, about halfway between Jackson and Tupelo.

For updates on Pioneer Day, visit our website If you are interested in being a vendor or demonstrator, call Brittany Henderson at 662-547-6482.