by Amber Autumn
April 3, 2011
Closer to Louisiana, Picayune is known as the "precious coin in the purse of the south". This small, southern charming town was hosting its Spring Street Fair this weekend, and will hold another in November. With over 300 arts, crafts, antiques, and food vendors, there is much for the whole family to do. Children's activities include a four person euro-bungee (where you get to bounce on a small space walk), a choo choo train that costs $3 for a ride, a rockwall, pony rides, inflatables, meet Spongebob Squarepants and the Easter Bunny, and ride a mechanical bull. Booths vary in their treasures to t-shirts, shoes, and produce.
Parking is a bit challenging since it is a small town, and this Fair is a popular event. Parking on the other side the street of the City Hall building is a possibility. It's a lot of walking, but it's a secure and free spot. I also suggest bringing sunscreen to protect yourself against the sun, and comfortable walking shoes because you will be walking endlessly down and up streets, over the train tracks and past the Boulevard Cruisers Car Show, into the quaint antique shops, and to the "food court" or local restaurants to grab a quick bite to eat. Also, no animals or skateboards are allowed.
In addition, there was also school and local bands that performed, and the chain saw artist, Mal McEwen. Some of the antique and craft stores do have "Fair" specials, so be aware of that. You can mostly see these posted on the doors, or near the front of the buildings. Plus, when it's hot out, the stores are nice because you can relax and cool down.
From journal Day Trips to Biloxi and Picayune