Antique Days brings something for everyone as the festival kicks off today at the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City.
The smell of homemade biscuits with fresh syrup will drift in the air.
The sleek vision of classic cars will line the streets.
The sounds of Ace Cannon and other entertainment will float through the community.
Take a ride on the Yazoo Trolly and visit several of local historic locations with their rich history.
And stay around for the intense competition in the second Kibbie Cookoff.
“Antique Days will help us to slow down, put away that mobile thing and just enjoy a fun day with the whole family,” said Phyllis Haynes, event organizer. “Bring the whole family to Antique Days.”
Leo Beatty will come with his sugar cane mill to make cane syrup during the festivities. Crushing will begin at 7 a.m. , with the cooking of the syrup to start around 8 a.m.
“It will take all day to cook the syrup, and you can purchase the syrup at the end of the day in pints and quarts,” Haynes said.
To go along with some fresh syrup, Ann Taggart from Taggart Electric will be making buttermilk biscuits and giving them away.
“King Edward flour is providing the flour for Ann to use,” Haynes said. “ This is their 225-year anniversary.”
Aside from hot syrup, homemade honey will also be available at Antique Days thanks to John Wesley Crews of Vaughan.
“John Wesley Crews, Vaughn is coming back with live bee exhibit, Yazoo County honey, honey cookies and will be making honey ice cream,” Haynes said.
Arlon Holder will also be grinding and selling cornmeal with his antique gristmill.
“You can buy yellow or white cornmeal from him,” Haynes said.
There will also be a variety of craftsmen at Antique Days with unique arts and crafts.
“Lyle Wynn, a professional blacksmith with the Mississippi Craftsman Guild will be giving demonstrations and selling his handmade items straight from his forge,” Haynes said.
Greg Harkins, master chairmaker, will also have a booth at the festival.
“We will have arts and crafts vendors from all over the state with handmade jewelry, pottery, wooden items, birdhouses, candles and much more,” Haynes said.
There will also be two tours available during the day, including the Glenwood Cemetery tour and the historic downtown Yazoo City tour.
“The Glenwood Cemetery tour is a favorite of tour groups in Yazoo,” Haynes said. “Costumed storytellers give the history of Yazoo and her legends through the graves of Glenwood.”
Transportation to Glenwood Cemetery will be provided by the Yazoo Trolly. The tour begins at 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
The historic tour will offer a glimpse into Yazoo’s rich history.
“Citizens and guests will be allowed and welcomed into these buildings by the people who know them best,” Haynes said. “This facet of Antique Days is an education in architecture and faith in one's fellow man.”
Tours are guided and self guided. Check by the Registration Desk for a walking map of the area or a trolley tour. The first church tour starts at 10 a.m., and the second church tour starts at noon.
The History on Wheels Car Show will also be a popular attraction this year.
“A grouping of restored vehicles used for touring and life on the farm will be available for viewing,” Haynes said. “These vehicles are from the region and brought in buffed and polished to represent their heyday. Old folks will remember, and young folks will scratch their head in confusion that anything like that ever existed.”
Ten trophies will be awarded with one special trophy from the Mayor's office.
The car show begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
The second annual Kibbie Cookoff will begin at 10 a.m. at the Triangle with judging at 11 a.m. Cash prizes and a Rico knife will be awarded at 1 p.m.
“Try some of Yazoo's famous Kibbie,” Haynes said. “Kibbee will also be sold there. No matter how you spell it, Kubbie, Kibbeh, Kibbe, Kibbie, Kibby, or Kibbah, it really tastes good.”
The Ace Cannon Fall Festival Tour will also kickoff at 12:30 p.m. and will continue until 6 p.m.