Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Mother's Day - May 13, 2007

Yes, our (not so) little town of Tupelo has festivals! Nowhere near the scale of New Orleans Jazzfest, but Gumtree Fest definitely livens up the atmosphere around here.

The Gumtree Festival is mostly an outdoor arts and crafts exhibition, set up for Mother's Day weekend in the beautiful courtyard square in downtown Tupelo. It's been put on by the Gumtree Art Museum for 36 years now.

They also block off a couple of the downtown streets where vendors can set up food and drink booths. (Alligator on a stick anyone?!) In addition, there are a couple of stages where bands play music throughout the day.

Another good thing about Gumtree is that it's very baby-friendly!