The Loblolly Festival to Be Held in Laurel on October 1

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by Judy Smith, Our Mississippi Home

Always held on the first Saturday of October, the Loblolly invades downtown Laurel. Hosted by the Laurel Main Street Association, this has become one of the most popular and most anticipated events in the Pine Belt. Named after the Loblolly trees that famously covered the town and were the livelihood of so many, the festival combines an homage to the past and a vision of a bright future.

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, you are invited to come enjoy all the family-friendly events in downtown Laurel. The event will proceed whether rain or shine. From 9:00 am to 4 pm, the festival is filled with something that everyone in the family will enjoy.

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