Farmers Market to host season’s final festival Thursday

The season’s final Biloxi Farmers Market Festival will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The festivals were held quarterly as a bonus for those attending the farmers market, which is on Howard Avenue at the I-110 overpass.

Along with the usual array of farm vendors, the festival will feature arts-and-crafts vendors, entertainment and gardening booths. Hourly contests will offer plants, fruit and vegetable baskets, cookbooks and homemade goods.

There also will be children’s activities, and lunch will be available for purchase.

Although Thursday’s festival represents the last festival of this season, the farmers market will continue to be open each Tuesday and Thursday. A smaller number of vendors participates in winter months, but numbers will increase as the beginnof the new season nears in April.

Thursday’s festival is sponsored by Biloxi Main Street, the City of Biloxi, the Harrison County Beautification Commission, and IP Casino Resort.

Details: Cheryl Bell at or 435-6296; or Kay Miller at or 435-6339.

Seniors picnic moved from Town Green to Gruich center

The Seniors picnic that the Parks and Recreation Department had planned for Wednesday on the Town Green will be held in the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Community Center instead.

The free 11 a.m. luncheon, open to those age 55 and older, is being moved to the Howard Avenue center because of the threat of inclement weather.

News and notes

Council: The Biloxi City Council meets this afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.

Growth: The latest report from the city’s Community Development Department tracks more than a billion dollars in new construction in Biloxi since Katrina. To see the year-by-year report, click here.