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Thursday, September 8,  2011


All Aboard Sculpture Exhibit

All Aboard!
Sculpture Exhibit


It's back! The All Aboard! Sculpture Exhibit will be on display September 9-26 at the Hattiesburg Train Depot, with an opening reception on Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

The exhibit will be open every Wednesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. through Sept. 26.

Visit the Facebook event.

Fall Art Walk

2011 Fall Art Walk

Join us for art, live music, food & family festivities at the Fall Art Walk
in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday, Oct. 8, 4-9 p.m.

Artists interested in participating should email info@downtownhattiesburg.com.

Visit the Facebook event for full details.



September 11 Memorial

Twisted Steel Memorial

On the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the City of Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi will receive a tremendous memento of that event: two steel pieces from the fallen World Trade Center twin towers.

Sept. 11
7:45 a.m.  The City of Hattiesburg and Southern Miss will sponsor a
public memorial service at Reed Green Coliseum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and those who lost their lives that day. General Jeff Hammond, who was nearly killed when the Pentagon was attacked will deliver the keynote address.

For more information, contact Chinika Hughes-Hood, City of Hattiesburg Public Relations Coordinator, at 601-545-4508.

Downtown Haunted House

House of 1000 Psychos

House of 1000 Psychos, located in the Forrest Paper Company Building (511 E. Pine St.) in Downtown Hattiesburg, is a brand new horror-based, haunted attraction with movie quality costumes, props and sets. Some props have actually been purchased from the sets of popular horror movies.
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning Sept. 22, and every night from Oct. 13 through Halloween night, starting at 7 p.m.
General admission is $15 or purchase a PanicPass and skip the line. A portion of proceeds is donated annually to the Pink Ribbon Fund. 

Live Music This Weekend

Live Music

Boom Boom Room
Good Enough for Good Times, 9/9

John Mark, 9/9
Thomas Jackson, 9/10

Southbound Bagel
Wes Lee, 9/8
Ralph, Nix & the Catfish Gospel, 9/9

The Shed
Welch and McCain, 9/9
Double Play, 9/10
Godspell 3 and By the Fire, 9/11

Walnut Circle Grill

Meghan Stewart, 9/10

Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market


Every Thursday
3 - 6 p.m.

Town Square Park

A Little Bit of This & That -
 bread & pies, eggs, peas, okra, squash, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, peppers, corn, canned goods and so much more

Aunt Polly's Farm
- eggs and blueberry lemonade

Blue Tara - organic, frozen blueberries and blueberry bushes

Cadillac Pig - Polish sausage dogs with peppers and onions

Campbells - produce, preserved goods, boiled peanuts

Caliente Grill - smoked tomato & chipotle salsa (hot), charred poblano & tomato salsa (medium), roasted peppers verde, fresh guacamole, tortilla chips, brownies

Cole Farms - tomatoes, squash, potatoes

Country Store & Bakery - from scratch baked goods featuring locally produced ingredients

Craig Clark Apiary
- honey, honey sticks & honey candy

Dogwood Hollow Farm - goat milk ice cream, goats milk soap & lotions

Downtown Kettle Corn - freshly made kettle corn and lemonade

Fulmer's Farmstead - Fresh wheat, white and jalapeno bread, eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, granola, cookies, cinnamon buns

G&M Goat Farm - Now offering lamb meat! Plus goat dairy, soaps/lotions, tamales and meats

LaMexicana - vegetable, chicken, beef, & pork tamales with salsa verde

Luna's Gelato - varietal gelato

Mississippi Caviar - Black Eyed pea caviar and many other delicious dips

Southbound Bagel - fresh baked foccacia and bagels

Sunrise Garden Center - nursery plants

Tomato Syrup - sweet tomato syrup

Wallace Ferns & Foliage - big, beautiful ferns and other bedding plants & shrubs

Next week, September 15, will be the monthly Third Thursday celebration.
Mike Garner of Heritage Lawn & Garden will be at Main St. Books talking about fall gardening! Plan to attend to get all the information needed to start your own fall vegetable garden. Seminar will start around 4 p.m. at Main Street Books.

Any artists or crafters that are interested in setting up a booth at the farmers market for the rest of the 2011 season please contact Anna at acaglee@comcast.net.

Events Around Downtown


  • United Way of South Mississippi Campaign Kick-off
    Southern Oaks
    11:30 a.m.

    Make reservations by calling 601-545-7141. Admission to Kick-off is free, but school supplies will be collected at the door to be donated to children in need.

September 9

  • All Aboard! Sculpture Exhibit Hattiesburg Train Depot
    Opening Reception 5:30 - 7 p.m.

    Exhibit will remain open through September 28. 

September 14

  • Hattiesburg Story Time
    Hattiesburg Public Library
    10 a.m.

September 20

  • Stennis Institute for Government, First Impressions Report to the Community
    City Hall
    4 p.m.

    Hattiesburg City Council 
  • A Night at the Bayou
    with Chef Stu
    Depot Coffee House & Bistro
    (127 Buschman St.)
    6 p.m.

    Cajun Dinner and Beer Pairing with Bayou Teche Brewing from Amaudville, LA. SOLD OUT. For details, visit the Depot on Facebook

September 24

  • Sacred Heart Seafood Jamboree
    Sacred Heart Church (Walnut Street & Southern Avenue)
    4 p.m.

    Saturday (9/24), 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Sunday (9/25), 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Featuring a Long Leaf Trace 5-K run, sports lounge, rock wall, dunking booth, and seafood galore.
    Live music by The Americanos, King Fridays, and the Sacred Heart CYO Band

September 30

  • Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival
    Featuring amateur boxing, live blues, children's vilage & carnival, BBQ cook-off, gospel, hop show, youth stage and bike show. For details, visit HMSRF online.
  • MS Children's Home Services Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
    The Venue at The Bakery Building
    6-10 p.m.

    This event supports the region's primary emergency placement shelter for abused, runaway, neglected and homeless children ages 9-17.
    Tickets: $50
    For details, visit the Facebook event.
At the Saenger



Sept. 10
Revelations Quartet
30th Anniversary, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12 - $15

Sept. 25
Hattiesburg Concert Band, 3 p.m.
Free admission

Sept. 28
Leon Redbone, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Click for complete Saenger schedule

Holiday Catering

The Pastry Garden
It's not too early to think about Thanksgiving! Let The Pastry Garden at Gordon Creek in Downtown Hattiesburg do your cooking. They are now taking orders for full Thanksgiving meals, pies, cakes & casseroles, as well as booking Christmas parties. 
Call 601-271-2540.

HHDA Membership  Information

HHDA invites you to join us to advance our vision for the Historic Downtown District.  This vision encompasses thriving retail and service businesses, arts enterprises and museums, entertainment venues and both professional and governments offices.  All in a setting of restored historic building and new developments. 

Who can make this happen?  Downtown supporters and volunteers--people just like you who share the vision for a thriving central business district.  Be a part of something wonderful in 2011, join today!

Want to know more? Visit Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association online.  Click on Membership, then click on Become a Member.  There's sure to be a level that suits your budget.  For additional information, call (601) 583-4329.

About HHDA

Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association is a private, non-profit membership organization, funded in part by The City of Hattiesburg and Forrest County along with support from Promotion Partners and dues-paying members.  Hattiesburg is an official MS Main Street Community and  a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Network.

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