NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS get SPOOKY beginning with Friday’s Pumpkinpalooza! We’re excited to welcome Bulldog fans back to Mississippi’s College Town for game weekend fun! Read on to see what’s happening, including great resources for shopping and dining. You’ll find great information and helpful links for your best game weekend yet… HAIL STATE!
Friday, October 9
6:00 – 8:00pm
Main Street Starkville
Mississippi State Pep Rally at 6:00pm featuring Bully and MSU cheerleaders!
MSU Basketball Meet & Greet, immediately following Pep Rally, enjoy autographs and trick-or-treating with men’s and women’s Basketball teams and coaching staff!
Pumpkin Patch featuring locally grown pumpkins from Lancaster Farms and locally grown mums for sale, plus great photo ops with your little spooks!
Trick-or-Treating to Main Street merchants — wear your costume & bring your treat bags!
Pumpkin Painting Station by Starkville Area Arts Council
Starkville Community Market vendors selling fall produce, preserves & baked goods
Face painting & inflatable jumpers
Late night shopping to Main Street member shops
Live models by MSU Fashion Board modeling Main Street member fashions
Spooky music by Thurlow’s Party to Go
Window Display contest by Main Street merchants
GAME WEEKEND SHOPPING
There’s plenty of time this weekend to visit your favorite Starkville shops & boutiques to find tailgating supplies and the latest styles for Saturday’s game!
Thank you to Main Street members, Last Man Standing, Style Revel, and Sundial for sharing a glimpse at some of their game day styles!
Before Saturday’s contest with LSU, be sure to plan time to enjoy Starkville’s many local shops and restaurants! Our Starkville Main Street members always roll out the maroon carpet with sidewalk sales, dining and drink specials and more! This Google Map will serve as your walking tour guide!
View SHOP DOWNTOWN STARKVILLE in a larger map
Another game weekend in Starkville — SWEET! And, we have just the new favorites for you with our Artisan Breads and Sweets Culinary Map. Pumpkin spice lattes, rosemary boules, sprinkle biscuits and more hand-crafted goodness are waiting at our table!
And, if you missed our FAVORITES map, you can take a peek at it too!
**Scroll down to see our great options for brunch on Sunday!
TO & FROM THE GAME… LOGISTICS
Free parking in several lots as well as 2-hour curbside in Downtown Starkville for easy access to shopping, dining and transit to the game.
Starkville offers three options for public transit to and from Davis Wade Stadium on gameday. Check out your options below, and visit SMART TRANSIT for a full list of routes, schedules and arrival times.
**NOTE: The MSU SMART office has made a change to the gameday Hwy 12 route. It will now drop off at Newell-Grissom rather than Giles Hall.
MSU TRAFFIC INFORMATION
—View this link for a map of gameday parking lots (click the link).
General Gameday Campus Info:
–Fans are encouraged to follow all golf cart rules and respect the roads that are off limits beginning four hours prior to kick off.
–Full rules and regulations can be found here: fanguide.msstate.edu/parking/carts.php
Trash and Recycling
–Help keep campus looking nice on gameday for fans and visitors. Fans are encouraged to bag both their recyclable and disposable items during their tailgating.
Run three hours before kick off and two hours after the end of the game:
— Reserved RV/Wise Center–Picks up at RV Lots 29 and 31 and on the northwest corner of the Wise Center and drops off at Thompson Hall.
— Thad Cochran Research Park–Runs from Research Park to Humphrey Coliseum.
— Davis Wade Express–Picks up at Starkville Daily News and drops off at Giles Hall.
— S.M.A.R.T Downtown Route–Service to Giles Hall from the following locations: Patriots Park, Regions Bank, Bank of Commerce, Fire Station One, Hartness Street, Catholic Church, Sweet Peppers to Giles Hall.
–Highway 12 Express–Service to Newell Grissom from the following locations: WalMart, Kroger, Avenue of Patriots, Vowell’s Marketplace and The Mill at MSU Conference Center.
–For additional transportation choices that run throughout Starkville, visit www.smart.msstate.edu.
–ADA parking is available on gameday. Visit bit.ly/MSUGameParking.
–The MSU Parking Assistance Center can provide golf cart shuttle services from all parking areas. On gameday, call662-325-9114 for all assistance needs.
Law enforcement will be working key intersections both on and off campus after the game, and they ask fans to:
—Pay attention and use precaution; follow intersection officers’ instructions.
––View this link for a map of key intersections and traffic flow for post-game egress (click the link).
BRUNCH IN STARKVILLE
Join us on Sunday for special shopping hours with some of your favorite Downtown retailers shown above as well as delicious brunch! Check out this list of Starkville restaurants and pick your table!
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local food favorites featuring chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and blue plate menu
Central Station Grill
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Daily chef specials, Bloody Mary bar, $2 Mimosas
Old Venice Pizza Company
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old fashioned staples like french toast, belgian waffles, and build-your-own waffles
Full menu served 24 hours including breakfast sandwiches, omelets and sausage, and skillet plates
Aramark – Fresh Food Company
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All you care to eat buffet for $8 per person plus tax. Kids 12 and under eat for $5.50 plus tax, and children under 3 years old eat free.
Dawg House Sports Grill
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breakfast sandwiches, steak and eggs, Bottomless Bloddy Mary’s and Mimosas for $20
929 Coffee Bar
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Savory house made quiche, breakfast casseroles, sweet breakfast options, coffee
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
House made quiche, waffles, omelets, blue plates, and even chicken and dumplins