A Day in the Country is an annual community festival held on the Chapel grounds the first Saturday in October. It draws more than 10,000 visitors annually with families enjoying food, music, artisans, crafts, tours of the Chapel, beer and wine tasting, the famous 63-Egg Cake, and children’s games and rides.
A Day in the Country was born in 1979 out of the necessity to restore the nineteenth century Chapel before it was forever lost to decay and vandalism. The Department of the Interior offered a $50,000 grant to assist in the restoration of the church which was listed on the National Historic Register. The congregation had to match the grant, so the festival was created. In recent years, proceeds have gone for various servant ministries as well as ongoing maintenance of the historic building.
Many thanks to our friends at Mississippi Public Broadcasting for allowing us to share this segment from “Mississippi Roads” about a Day in the Country!
And here is another segment from “Mississippi Roads” about our Gravediggers Guild, as well as Day in the Country!