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Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest, Mississippi State Fair

For some women, turning into Mom is their worst nightmare. But that would be a huge advantage for these participants. The idea, borrowed from the Iowa State Fair, is simple: teams take the stage, their twinlike looks enhanced by matching outfits and hairstyles. “It’s really surprising how much so many of them look alike!” says Billy Orr, executive director of the Mississippi State Fair.

Where: Jackson, MS

When: early October

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