Tri-Lakes Summer Festival Starts Aug. 6

The Tri-Lakes Fairground Association’s Summer Festival will be Aug. 6 – 8 at the Water Valley Fairgrounds located on Hwy. 315 across from the V.F.W. Post.

Mississippi Delta Shows will return to supply all the thrills, chills and laughter on the Midway Carnival Rides, according to J.C. Womble, Tri-Lakes Fairground Association Public-ity Chairman.

Some of the popular rides are the Octopus, Zipper, Swings, Scrambler, and Big-Eli Ferris Wheel. Some of the attractions for the smaller children are the Merry Go Round, Hampton Kiddie Ride and Kiddie Train Ride.

There will be many games to try your ability including dart throwing, softball throwing, basketball, and BB shooting, according to Womble. A variety of food will be available including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, polish sausage, carmel apples, cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, and soft drinks.

Specials include armband nights when you can ride all you want between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for $15 on Thursday and $20 on Saturday

Mississippi Delta Shows performed in Water Valley from 1983 to 2001, before the owner Betty Hurkes decided it was time to retire, Womble said. Paul and Betty Hurkes are well known throughout Mississippi from over 30 years of operating the family-owned Mississippi Delta Shows.

Last year Betty Hurkes’ daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Mike Jenkins, decided to restart the family owned carnival, added Womble.     Mississippi Delta Shows played last year at the Fairgrounds and are looking forward to returning this year. Betty Hurkes, now 84, occasionally makes some of the trips close to her home town of Lumberton, Mississippi, Womble reported.

Remember Aug. 6-8, when the Mississippi Delta Shows will be returning to the Fairgrounds at Water Valley. Come on out for a night of fun and laughter.

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