This year's fair theme is "Preserving Choctaw Pride, Year After Year" and will feature historical and cultural displays, social dancing, tribal arts and crafts,
The fair also offers carnival rides and games, Shawi's
"People should come just to enjoy the culture of the Choctaw Indians. The food, the games, the dancers," Rowell said.
Visitors to the fair for the first time will enjoy the sights, according to spokesperson
Those unfamiliar with
"It is so good. You have hominy. You have fry bread, which technically isn't traditional but boy do we claim it. We have Indian tacos," Dreifuss said.
Handcrafted jewelry and clothing will be on display and for sale, she said.
"That's truly a sight to see because you have people out there who are actually beading. You have people who are making baskets and sometimes they are out there making stickball sticks as well," Dreifuss said. "There are traditional
The fair started on Wednesday and included the crowning of a new Choctaw Indian Princess. Activities continue through Saturday with concerts, featuring
Adult season tickets are
For more information call 601-650-7450. A complete listing of events can be found at www.choctawindianfair.com.
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