Wayne County, Mississippi


Waynesboro Quality of Life

Waynesboro Municipal Auditorium

This city-managed facility, which features a wide performance stage, spacious dining-seating area and large kitchen with appliances, is available for rental to host public and private events throughout the year. The auditorium is a popular destination, and early reservations are recommended. To find out more, click on the icon "Waynesboro Municipal Auditorium" above to see the city's website or call Waynesboro City Hall at 601-735-4874.

Waynesboro Parks and Recreation

The City of Waynesboro has five parks -- Waynesboro City-Eastside Park, Southside Park, Hogan Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Waynesboro Sports Complex -- available for public use. Each park has its own amenities, including restrooms, athletic fields, playground equipment and picnic areas. To learn more about the city's parks, click on the icon "Waynesboro Parks and Recreation" above to see the city's website or call Waynesboro City Hall at 601-735-4874.

Waynesboro-Wayne County Library

The Waynesboro-Wayne County Library is a 17,000-square-foot facility located at 1103A Mississippi Drive (Highway 145) in Waynesboro. For more information, stop by the library Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or contact the library at 601-735-2268 or call toll free at 866-735-2268.

Whistle Stop Festival

TEAM W -- an acronym for Together Energizing and Motivating Waynesboro -- hosts the annual celebration of Wayne County's railroad history each April in the streets of downtown Waynesboro. More than 10,000 spectators take part in the annual gathering that features a 5 kilometer run-walk, arts and crafts displays, a car-truck-motorcycle show, children's rides and activities, live on-stage entertainment and a variety of foods. For information related to the Whistle Stop Festival, contact Patsy Brewer at 601-735-2268.

Red, White and Blueberry Celebration

The annual Red, White and Blueberry Celebration, hosted by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, joins two events into one -- marking the nation's Independence Day holiday and showcasing one of the up-and-coming agricultural crops in the area, blueberries. Thousands take part in the event held in downtown Waynesboro that features arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, blueberry dessert contests and the county's fireworks display. For information on the Red, White and Blueberry Celebration, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 601-735-3311 or visit www.waynesboroinfo.com.

Football Friday nights

Wayne Countians are fanatical about their football, and a typical Friday night in Waynesboro from August through November will find locals filling the confines of stadiums at Wayne County High School and Wayne Academy. The WCHS War Eagles and WA Jaguars have state titles to show for their gridiron efforts through the years -- and both have contests for bragging rights with teams from other communities.