MidSouth Nostalgia Festival

JUNE 4-6, 2020 - Regretfully Cancelled

Hollywood Hotel and Casino Tunica, Mississippi

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June 4,5, & 6 -- we will Host a "VIRTUAL FESTIVAl"

Join our Facebook Page for Clips of Panels, Radio Shows, and Banquet Entertainment through the years which will be posted daily.


We  would love for you to participate by sharing your favorite festival memories and photos.


Enjoy revisiting some good times and special memories or join us for the first time!



Latest News

03/22/2020

An Important Message from Festival Director Ray Nielsen

03/22/2020

An Important Message from Festival Director Ray Nielsen

Dear Friends - It is with deep regret that the MidSouth Nostalgia Festival must cancel our June 4-6, 2020 event.


It is obvious to all that th...

05/01/2020

Registration Update

05/01/2020

Registration Update

Please  note, we are temporarily suspending subscription, payment, and  registration links until we can start planning for next year. Thank ...

03/18/2020

Important Festival News

03/18/2020

Important Festival News

In response to several comments at this time, we can only say that the MidSouth Nostalgia Festival, like so many other events across the cou...

About Us

Our Mission

Our festival is committed to providing a place where fans can meet and hear from  the actors, directors, stunt people and more who have provided us with years of enjoyment through movies and television.

Our Festival

Our festival dates back to 1972 and is constantly evolving.  It was started by Packy Smith, Mitch Schaperkotter, Wayne Lackey and Tommy Floyd as a place for  western film collectors to gather in Memphis, TN. That first gathering featured Sunset Carson, Lash LaRue, Don "Red" Barry, Max Terhune and Russell Hayden. In 2004 Ray Nielsen took up the reins as Festival Director and since then has continued to enlist the expertise of the many capable and dedicated volunteers who help make our festival the success it is. 

Our Programs

Celebrities appear on panels each day and are involved in Q&A sessions. They spend time daily in the Dealers' Room where attendees can speak with them and obtain personally autographed photos. 

There are dozens of dealers with movie and TV memorabilia of all types including DVDs, toys and collectibles. 

Throughout the festival we hold a variety of other events that may include auctions, a radio show recreation, trivia contest.

Be sure to attend the celebrity banquet on the Saturday evening.