If you're planning a trip to Laurel soon, the City Beautiful is the most magical during the fall and winter months. The hot summer sun gives south Mississippi a break, high school football season begins, and some of our most popular Downtown events make this time of the year even more special. Here's a few events to look forward to this season in 2022!
September 3 — Mississippi Made
Laurel Mercantile Co. is proud to host Mississippi Made on September 3, 2022, from 9 am to 3 pm. Mississippi Made is a vendor market featuring artisans and makers from across the state. The event is held at the Mercantile Yard at 414 Front Street in Laurel, Mississippi. Vendors will showcase handmade ceramics, jewelry, local honey, wooden creations, hand-painted artwork, goat milk soaps, stained glass, and much more. Several vendors have made special appearances showcasing their craft on the hit HGTV show, Home Town.
Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with all the fun things happening and tag us in your vacation photos on Instagram and Facebook @laurelmercantile!
Offered Select Fridays — Longleaf Tea Co. Tea and Tasting Tours
Tea drinkers and curious sippers can taste the different brews on Longleaf Tea's Tour and Tastings. Each tour and tasting includes a guided field excursion, a full Farmhouse tour, and conversation on the art and science of American tea farming. Each experience ends with a curated tasting of one or more of our seasonal teas.
October 1 — Loblolly Festival
It's a local festival honoring Laurel's rich heritage as a sawmill town. Artisans from several states set up along the streets while live music can be heard all throughout downtown and the aroma of festival food fills the air. Be on the lookout for the annual Scarecrow Harvest Contest where businesses show off their creativity on the front door step!
November 6 — Christmas Open House in Downtown Laurel
On the first Sunday in November, explore downtown Laurel's shopping scene and get Christmas shopping marked off your list! There's plenty of sales to discover and fresh inventory that your family and dearest friends will love.
November 19 — Merry Marketplace 2022
November 25 — Black Friday Shopping
November 26 — Small Business Saturday
TBA — Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown
December 2 — Annual Sertoma Christmas Parade
Every year thousands flock to Mississippi’s largest Christmas parade, held right here in Downtown Laurel, MS traditionally on the first Saturday of December, but this year the parade will be at night!
December 3 — Pancake Day
There are specific days each year that leave us feeling like we really are living on a movie set. Our annual Pancake Day is one of those days. This beloved tradition dates back more than 60 years, and each year, on the first Saturday in December, everyone you've ever known your entire life gathers at the YWCO downtown and gets in line together to indulge in all you can eat, hot-off-the-griddle pancakes and sausage. Pancake Day also coincides with the anniversary of our shop, making the day even more special.
December 3- Mississippi Made on the mercantile lawn! 9 AM -3 PM, Laurel Mercantile Co. is proud to support American makers and local creators. Visit the Mississippi Made festival and support Mississippi's most talented artisans and craftsmen.
TBA — Magic of Downtown
December 31 — Downtown Countdown/ Pinecone Drop