36th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza
Event Dates: Friday, July 28, 2023 through Sunday, July 30, 2023
Location: Clyde Muse Center, 515 Country Pl Pkwy, Pearl MS 39208
Event Times: Friday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s 36TH Annual Wildlife Extravaganza -Mississippi’s Annual Kick Off to Hunting Season!
Clyde Muse Center in Rankin County July 28th – 30th
The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is hosting the 36th Annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, Mississippi’s oldest and most recognized Outdoor Show July 28th – 30th, 2023 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl. Presented by Small Town Hunting Properties & Real Estate, this year’s event will host even more exhibitors, attendees, children’s activities, and entertainment.
Extravaganza Director, Robin Carlin, says, “We cannot wait to share with Mississippians the biggest and best Wildlife Extravaganza yet. We loved working with the fine folks at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl last year as we moved to a new location, and were floored to have the entire city of Pearl’s support, including that of mayor Jake Windham and his staff, in promoting the Ganza. We’re confident that we have the best vendors, entertainers, demonstrations and exhibits in the hunting and fishing industry to help Mississippians kick off this year’s hunting season in a wonderful family-friendly and safe environment. Please don’t be confused with the Mississippi Ag and Outdoor Expo, taking place in downtown Jackson at the Trade Mart, the same weekend. There’s only one Ganza!”
The Extravaganza will play host to many historic crowd-favorite exhibitions, demonstrations, and contests such as the ever-popular Magnolia Records and Big Buck contest, Jason Reynolds’ famous High-flying Retrievers, Kid’s Handgrabbin’ Catfish tanks, youth BB Gun and Archery Ranges, kayaking fishing demonstrations, hunting dog demonstrations, outdoor hunting and fishing seminars, and much more. MWF is bringing back some of the biggest names in the hunting, fishing and outdoors entertainment world, like stars from the History Channel’s “Swamp People”, Redneck Adventures TV, Real South Hunting, Small Town Hunting TV, and many more. Several new exhibitors and entertainers will also be in attendance this year. You’ll want to follow MWF on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mississippiwildfederation/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mswildlife) as we will be announcing all of our celebrity guests between now and showtime.
The show will include a dining hall with grab-and-go, as well as sit-down dining options, with a host of area restaurants, so that guests can enjoy some of the best local vittles in town, and a bar/lounge area for adults to enjoy a cold beer or alcoholic beverage.
MWF’s Magnolia Records program is the state’s ONLY official deer records program, and a buck taken from any year may be entered for scoring. However, the buck must have been taken last season to be entered into the Big Buck contest to win cash, gift cards, and other prizes. All entrants into Magnolia Records and the Big Buck contest will receive free entry to the Extravaganza. Details about scoring categories, requirements and entry times can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/mswildlife.
MWF is once again working with established MS show promoters Dan Robinson and Rob Neblett of Mississippi Outdoor Expo, LLC. MWF and MS Outdoor Expo, LLC will be working around the clock to ensure this year’s Extravaganza is a massive success for the attendees and its exhibitors and sponsors. Extravganza Facebook page: (www.facebook.com/MississippiWildlifeExtravaganza).
About the Facility: The Clyde Muse Center (515 Country Pl Pkwy, Pearl, MS 39208) is conveniently located just off Interstate 20 and features over 1000 parking spaces, large loading and unloading area, multiple lounge areas, dozens of clean restrooms on both floors, a pond for live fishing/kayaking/retriever demonstrations, and many hotels, restaurants, and retail stores less than a mile from the premises. The Muse Center includes a large exhibit hall, several seminar rooms, two exhibition hallways, and an upstairs area that includes a large balcony with auditorium seating, as well as two elevators for easy access. There is beautiful outdoor exhibition space all around the facility, including in front of the main entrance and adjacent to the both the main auditorium and hallways.
About MWF: The Mississippi Wildlife Federation was founded in 1946 by hunters, for hunters to protect Mississippi’s hunting and fishing rights, its wildlife population, and the state’s natural resources. It is committed to training youth and members of the community to be responsible stewards of wildlife resources and how to enjoy shooting sports and angling safely.
Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Dates and Ticket Info:
12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Friday, July 28
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Saturday, July 29
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Sunday, July 30
Kids: $6.00 (Kids 5 & under free)
Don’t forget Friday, July 28th, is Kid’s Day, where kids 12 years old and under get in free!
See y’all at the Ganza!