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Friday - August 3rd

10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Mae Holyoak and Friends "Lemonade Stand" in front of

the Natchez Convention Center

This year, Mae Holyoak and her friends are celebrating a 10-year Anniversary. These dedicated young ladies began this Fundraiser at the age of 5, in hopes of raising enough money to buy “dog beds” for the Natchez Adams Humane Society Shelter.  To date they have raised close to $50,000 and have left a lasting impression for our community and four legged friends.


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Friday, August 3rd ~ 6:30pm to 9:30pm

“Tastings Along the Mississippi River”

$70.00 in advance

$85.00 at the door




Saturday - August 4th

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Wine & Cheese at The Castle (behind Dunleith)

(80 tickets) $50.00 per person

Hosted in an original 1790’s stables on the grounds of one of Mississippi’s icons, Cheese experts from St. James Cheese Company located on Magazine Street in New Orleans take you on a journey around the world showcasing some of their finest products.  Castle Manager and Cocktail Consultant Mark Brockway will provide complimentary pairing of Gallo’s premier products. 





Saturday Afternoon Events

Saturday Tour Events are below:

Natchez has 3 unique tours to our historic rowdy river town.  A Winery, a Rum Distillery and a Brewery!  All are award winners and offer personalized tours. 

The Old South Winery featuring the finest muscadine wine in Mississippi is open Monday – SaturdayThe brewery and distillery are listed below.   



Noon until 6:00 pm – Start the tour of the Charboneau Distillery at King’s Tavern at 619 Jefferson Street.  The tours begin on the hour (every hour) and includes a complimentary Charboneau cocktail after the tour.  Charboneau Rum is the first legally distilled rum produced in Mississippi.

The Charboneau Distillery was restored by Douglas and Regina Charboneau of Natchez Mississippi. The couple purchased King's Tavern in 2013 with an intent to celebrate the art of "hand crafted" food and liquor. Doug and his son Jean-Luc have attended the American Distilling Institute's Craft Distillers Conference; and together, they are committed to bringing something different and interesting to the community. 


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       The Natchez Brewing Company Tours are available on Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 1pm to 8pm.  The brewery is located at 207 High Street, in the heart of historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi.  The tours offer a tasting of their brews, and a personal touch into their passion.  There will be "beer specials" on Friday and Saturday. 

Tours at Natchez Brewery are $10 for a tour plus a flight of beer, or $5.00 without beer.

Lisa and Patrick Miller together share their passion of creating their own brews. Their interests led them to opening the Natchez Brewing Company. "We are proud of our city, proud of our mighty river, and proud to be brewing the first 'Natchez' beer available for distribution."


Artist Reception honoring Caroline Youngblood from Monroe, LA

Saturday from 10am-1pm

Natchez Architectural and Art Discoveries

515 Main St

Come by for a meet and greet with the talented Caroline Youngblood from Monroe, LA.  We will have a cash bar serving Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s for your enjoyment while you browse through the beautiful artwork intermingled with unique architectural salvage from throughout the region.

Also featured will be the Mississippi Blues collection by Natchez native and current Napa, CA resident ~ Peggy Smith Francis.


Julia Caroline Youngblood grew up surrounded by cotton fields on Breston Plantation, located in Riverton, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting, graduating Magna cum Laude. Youngblood pursued graduate work at Syracuse University, New York, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. In July 2015, Youngblood completed her 200 hour RYT training at Shrimath Yoga (Bihar School) near Bangalore, India.



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 Saturday Evening Ticketed Events:


4:00 PM until 7:00 PM - Burgers, Brews & Bocce – Bowie's Tavern on the Bluff 

(100 Tickets) $40.00 per person 



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Bowie’s Tavern, overlooking the Mississippi River and located along the Natchez Walking Trail, is one of Natchez’s historic Cotton warehouses.  The event will feature gourmet burgers with all the fixings, and special regional brews.  It is a great family event that makes for a great afternoon on the Mighty Mississippi.



7:30 PM - An Invitation to a Natchez Table – Main Houses

 Three premier Natchez properties host Guest Chefs, as they demonstrate their culinary artistry with special wine pairing menus, in an elegant setting.  Wine Sommeliers and mixologists team up with these great Chefs to create an amazing experience.  The three historic properties this year are Dunleith, The Elms and The Towers. 


Dunleith   (60 tickets)   $125.00 per person (all inclusive)


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Dunleith is an exquisite 1856 Historic Inn located in the heart of Natchez.  Listed as a National Historic Landmark, it is nestled on 40 landscaped acres and is graced with original buildings dating back to 1790’s.  Dining is in the Main House.  An amazing Culinary Team consisting of ....

 Dunleith Dinner Party Chefs are: 


Full premium bar included Menu coming soon...



 The Elms   (55 tickets)   $125.00 per person (all inclusive) 




Ester Carpenter and her husband, Mark Lowrey are the fifth generation to own and live at The Elms.  Ester returned to Natchez in July 2006 to renovate and restore The Elms to its architectural place in Natchez history.  

Ester, a professional Chef, was voted one of the country’s 20 Best Women Chefs by USA Today.  For this evening event, she will team up with ....

Ester is also a well-known artist, as recognized by Architectural Digest

 Menu coming soon....

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Sunday, August 5th ~ Jazz Brunch at Rolling River Bistro

This is a "non-ticketed" event with Menu pricing.  Make reservations to ensure you have seats.