Major Events

Listing of major/recurring events info pages.

Brewers Banquet - Friday, March 23, 2018 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
The opening night event is the Brewers Banquet, by bringing together the community at one
Oxfords local retailer Southern Craft. The breweries will be on site for beer fans to have a
chance to talk with the owners or brewers of the brewery. The food will feature Mississippi
favorites from Southern Crafts chef Bubba Gross to paired with the flights of craft beer. There
will be fun games and activities provided to spice up the party.

Beer Tasting Trail - Saturday, March 24, 2018 Noon-6:00 pm
The second day of the event features our new scavenger hunt app full of fun games, trivia,
activities, and tastings to engage the community and connect them with Oxford’s craft beer
scene from retail spaces to restaurants.. Teams will compete the scavenger hunt for chances to
win beer swag and special prizes at the after party. The end of trail leads you the Pavilion where
our Firkin & Craft Beer Festival will continue the entertainment into the evening.

Firkin (Craft-Beer) Festival - March 24, 2018 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
The culminating event of Miss-i-sippin is our annual party at the Pavilion which we have dubbed
this year our Firkin (and craft beer) fest - we are not focused on brewers bringing firkins - we just
love alliteration. The after party offers an evening event that allows families to bring children to
play while mom & dad sample craft beers, tour food trucks, play games and enjoy live music.


Miss-i-sippin 2018 sponsored by:

southern stove and tap         



The Secret Show Committee serves to help you redefine your assumptions when it comes to a boring, old art event! They believe art is hands on, in your face, and fully interactive. The Secret Show is about breaking down the barriers of what you think art galleries are. This one night only event mixes art, food, music and libations all with the chance for guests to be part of several live creative processes.

We can't tell you what will happen and we can't tell you where it will happen- yet. That is the secret. Even we don't know!

Check back often for hints about 2017's Secret Show!



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The Eighth Annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival will be January 25th-28th, 2018!

In 2011, the University Museum working with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hoped to create coordinated exhibits that would reach beyond the museum walls and into the community. The partnership focused on an upcoming exhibit of Gees Bend Quilts, identifying community partners in the local quilters guild and Oxford's curated fiber shop, Knit1. This coordinated effort launched the Oxford Fiber Arts Festival showcasing exhibits by local fiber artists, a fiber market, workshops, and demonstrations. An immediate success and a welcome addition driving out the winter doldrums with an energetic gathering of fiber fans.

In 2016, Patsy Englehart and Lynn Wells of Knit 1 passed the baton to local fiber artist and regular vendor in the fest, Andi Bedsworth, who is now coordinating the festival through the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. In its eight years the festival strives to bring cutting edge contemporary and traditional fiber arts to the Powerhouse for a multi-day event that includes lectures, demonstrations, classes by experienced teachers and children’s activities. In its mission to educate, inform, and inspire fiber enthusiasts, practitioners, and visitors, the festival has become a yearly favorite among locals and visitors who come from surrounding states to join in the festivities.


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2018 Sponsors

The 2018 Oxford Fiber Arts Festival would like to thank MaxxSouth for sponsoring this year's festival!

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And special thanks to Robert Saarnio 



December 7th 2017
7-9 pm
The Powerhouse 
Free for Arts Council members! Live music from the Yes, Virginias, and dozens of one-of-a-kind ornaments!
Click here to become a member today!
$35 for individuals
$50 for couples 
The Holiday Ornament Auction is the Art Council's largest fundraiser and helps us provide more and more art to our community each year. Thank you for making Oxford what it is, by helping us build the arts and arts education. We could not do it without you, and we wouldn't want to anyway.

Check out this year's ornaments!
 Check out some of the ornaments that will be available at this year's auction! Can't attend this year? Check out our new Ornament Shop! 

2017 Jere Allen Christmas Angel Raffle 
$25.00 each

Only 100 tickets available for this year's Jere Allen Christmas Angel! Purchase your tickets now for your chance to win! 

The winner will be drawn at this year's Holiday Ornament Auction on December 7th!

$25 - 1 ticket

$90 - 4 tickets

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Upcoming Events: (click for full calendar)

Monday January 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Beginning Sewing
Monday January 22, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Spring 2018 Beginning Acting
Monday January 22, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Creative Fellowship: Art Studio Mentoring
Tuesday January 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Watercolor Class with Janet Barnes
Tuesday January 23, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Spring 2018 Intermediate Acting
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