Thank you for making Loblolly 2016 our best yet!

That’s a wrap!

With 12,000 people coming out to stroll through the streets of Downtown Laurel, listen to great music, enjoy delicious food and to shop, shop, shop, this year’s Loblolly Festival was a grand success!

THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make this our best year yet!

We would first like to thank the LMS volunteers and board members for making this day possible and for helping us organize this incredible event. The Loblolly Festival just wouldn’t be possible without you!

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and producers especially Jones County Mississippi,, CSpire, South Central Regional Medical CenterSouthern Beverage Co., Sanderson Farms, Trustmark National Bank!

To the City of Laurel, the Laurel Police Department, Laurel Fire Department and Parks & Recreation Department – thank you for your support and for helping to keep the festival-goers, vendors, musicians and volunteers safe!

Many organizations came together to cover the logistics of producing an event of this size. We are so appreciative of your time and efforts to make this all possible.

Thank you to Clairmont Designs for hosting our Children’s Art Area, and STEM Discoveries for hosting our Children’s Science Area!

Thank you to Dayton Scoggins and the ladies from “Birds of Prey” for educating and entertaining us during the festival.

We appreciate the efforts of the local media and your continued support and coverage of this great event. With your help we were able to reach and serve more locals and out of town folks than ever before! Thank you specifically to the Laurel Leader Call for the fabulous 2016 Loblolly Festival Guide printed in last week’s paper and for coverage in the new Dime Magazine before the event, to The Chronicle and WDAM for always being so gracious to cover our events, and to all others who helped spread the word!

Lastly – thank you so much to the residents and business owners of Downtown Laurel. Your help in clearing the streets before the festival and in graciously allowing us to fill the downtown area with tents and jumps, trains and food trucks, is absolutely vital to the success of an event such as this. Your continued support for the efforts of the Laurel Main Street initiatives makes us so proud to call Downtown Laurel home!

See y’all next year at the 2017 Loblolly Festival!

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