This growing little town has plenty to offer, with several mom and pop shops/restaurants, but still several chains. There is plenty local to choose from. However, if you want even more options, Petal is located only 10 minutes from Hattiesburg. Petal is fast growing, but still has that small town feel! During football season, on game day, the high school front lawn is covered with tents and tailgaters of supportive Petalites getting pumped for the game, ready to holler for their Petal Panthers!