Day in the Country


A Day in the Country is an annual community festival traditionally held on the Chapel grounds on 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.

The festival 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 these segments from “Mississippi Roads” about a Day in the Country!

Day in the Country 2024 will be on October 5th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. We can’t wait to see y’all there!

If you’re a craft vendor wanting to participate in the 2024 DITC Maker’s Market, please use the online form below.

DITC 2024 Vendor Application

*** Please note that we do not allow vendors to sell ready-to-consume food and that all products sold must be handmade by the vendor!!