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Aberdeen, Columbus gear up for annual pilgrimages

It's that time as two North Mississippi towns kick off their annual pilgrimages.

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 4:27 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 8:20 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - It's that time as two North Mississippi towns kick off their annual pilgrimages.

The Aberdeen Pilgrimage is set for April 6-8. The 43rd rendition of the event includes tours of antebellum homes and much more.

Aberdeen antebellum home

MORE INFO: Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage 

"Here in Aberdeen, we have over 200 buildings on the national register. We have lots of wonderful Greek revival, antebellum mansions, as well as a cottages, craftsman homes, and they're open for viewing," said Tina Robbins of the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.

In Columbus, it's the 78th Annual Spring Pilgrimage, set for April 5-14.

MORE INFO: Columbus Spring Pilgrimage 

"It brings everything and everybody together for one thing. It's a great way to bring our volunteers and our city and county officials together and everybody gets on the same page. And we do what is best for our city and our county," said Nancy Carpenter.

Columbus organizers say one of their biggest events is the Catfish in the Alley, which has been relocated to the old Elks building due to the rain. 

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