Photo: The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum invites the public to discover a new level of spring fun at the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board’s Easter at the Ag Museum event on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Courtesy photo)
The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board is hosting its annual Easter at the Ag Museum event in Small Town at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“I am looking forward to seeing hundreds of families head out to the Ag Museum to celebrate at our annual Easter event,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “I invite everyone from across the state to come enjoy a wonderful day.”
Experience the family fun as children of all ages follow the tracks through the Museum’s “Bunny Trail” to collect candy and toy filled eggs in their baskets. Families will have the opportunity to dye and paint eggs; take a wagon, train or carousel ride; have their faces painted; visit with Mississippi Miss Hospitality Hannah Grace Crain; and get their picture with the Easter Bunny throughout the day. The Mississippi Beef Council will serve complimentary hotdogs to visitors, while they last. Additional sponsors include Cal-Maine Foods. Admission is $8 per person for ages 2 and up and includes carousel, train and wagon rides.
For your family Easter Celebration, enjoy the “Tasty Side of Agriculture” with smoked meats and holiday treats, including smoked hams and a variety of casseroles from the General Store. Those items, as well as pulled pork sandwiches and snacks, will be available for purchase the day of the event, and holiday meals can be pre-ordered for pick up.
The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. It is located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson and open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the museum, call 601-432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit www.msagmuseum.org or “like” the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook.