MudBug Bash Voted #1 Charity Event by Desoto’s Best

April 11, 2018

Crawfish, music, and spring mean it’s time for Palmer Home’s annual MudBug Bash in Hernando, Mississippi. Voted the #1 charity event by Desoto’s Best, MudBug kicks off Desoto’s spring party season on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

The Mudbug Bash is a festive Southern-styled outdoor event filled with great food, libations, live music and the spirit of hope. Each year a record number of guests fill the streets of downtown Hernando in celebration of the rescue and restoration of children. Mudbug Bash is the area’s largest event raising nearly a half a million dollars for Palmer Home for Children since its inception. Without the support of the surrounding community, Mudbug Bash could not exist and hundreds of children would not be served. People come out in droves to eat good food from local vendors and dance to party tunes on Panola by Dr. Zarr and the Funk Monsters!

If you aren’t familiar with MudBug Bash, the festival started in 2004 just after Palmer Home completed construction on the new campus in Hernando. A group of local volunteers envisioned a fun-filled crawfish boil that would raise both funds and awareness for Palmer Home. Those volunteers did all the legwork by recruiting sponsors, promoting the event, convincing the city to close down a street just off the square, and handling the day-of details. Their work paid off with an inaugural attendance of 350 people.

Over the last 14 years, Palmer Home for Children’s staff has taken over organizing the event, with the help of a huge team of volunteers. Each year between 800 and 1,000 guests join us and 1200 pounds of crawfish for an exciting evening of food, dancing, and friends.

Join Palmer Home for Children this spring to enjoy a great party while contributing to the mission of rescuing and restoring more children in need. All attendees must be 21 years or older. Purchase your tickets now!

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