WEEKEND TICKET: Pile on food events to weekend platePublished 12:09am Thursday, July 26, 2012
NATCHEZ — It should be a hot, mostly dry, weekend for one of Natchez’s biggest summer festivals.
Natchez Food and Wine Festival
The 12th Annual Natchez Food and Wine Festival will be Friday through Sunday at various venues in Natchez.
The events begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Tastings Along the River at the Natchez Convention Center for $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Celebrity chefs will prepare samplings of their culinary style.
Saturday events include Biscuits, Beignets and Breakfast at the Natchez Coffee Company, featuring local artists from 8 to 11 a.m. for $17; Brews, Blues and Burgers at Bowie’s from 4 to 7 p.m. for $35; and An Invitation to the Natchez Table at 6:30 p.m. at the Carriage House at Stanton Hall for $85.
The celebration ends Sunday with a Champagne Jazz Brunch at The Carriage House Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $50.
Tickets for all events are available at www.natchezfoodandwinefest.com. Locally, tickets are available by calling at 601-442-4895.
Kids Night Out Glow Party
While the parents are enjoying a night out at the Natchez Food and Wine Festival, the kids can have a fun celebration with the Everyday Adventure crew as well.
Everyday Adventure is hosting a Kids Night Out Glow Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.
The night will consist of music, glow sticks/jewelry, games, snacks, fun and fitness.
The cost for this event is $25 ($10 per hour thereafter up to two hours).
For more information, contact Alonda Wright at 386-527-8337.
Mae and Friends Lemonade Stand
Mae and Friends Lemonade Stand will have cookies, lemonade and art for sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, in front of the Natchez Convention Center on Canal Street.
All proceeds from the lemonade stand will be donated to the Natchez-Adams Humane Society.
Alcorn State University Alumni Association-Natchez Chapter will have its annual preseason football Pow Wow at 6 p.m. today.
The event will be in the auditorium of the Natchez campus’ business school with head football coach Jay Hopson.
Refreshments will be served.
Minor Street will once again host its Minorville Jubilee from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
This is the 21st anniversary of the event in celebrating youth and residents of Minor Street and surrounding areas.
The Minorville Jubilee will include voter registration, a step show, art contest, face painting, basketball, tennis and water sprinklers provided by the Natchez Fire Department,
This event is free and open to the public.
Historic Jefferson College will host Explore! Block Challenge from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Children will build things from description only.
Pre-registration and payment of $10 is required.
Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.
For more details, call 601-442-2901
Providence Park is hosting a Musical Explosion at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Performances will include gospel signers, rappers, rhythm and blues singers, praise dancing, step groups, food and drinks.
The public is welcome.