NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS are back in Mississippi’s College Town, and we are proud to welcome our family from Bulldog Nation back home — along with a few of our neighbors from South Alabama as well! We have a lot in store this weekend, including our inaugural NIGHT MARKET, so 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!
THURSDAY, SEPT 1
FRIDAY, SEPT 2
This year, we are proud to introduce our newest game weekend event, Night Market! Urban street vibe meets county fair charm in this evening open-air market featuring unique indy vendors, pop-up shops, artisans, food and beverage tastings and live music under the string lights! Join us on FRIDAY, 7pm – 9pm, for music from The Marketeers, and shopping with an eclectic array of local artists and makers, independent retailers, restaurants, food trucks and food crafters set up in Fire Station Park between Lampkin Street and University Drive.
TASTING BAND OPTIONS
FOOD Tasting Band — $15
Enjoy tastings from our Featured Restaurants:
City Bagel Cafe, Central Station Grill, Two Brothers & Moe’s Original BBQ
FOOD & BEVERAGE Tasting Band — $25
Enjoy unlimited tastings from our Featured Restaurants, PLUS wine, craft beer and cocktails fromScotty’s Wine & Spirits, Mitchell Distributing featuring Slowboat Brewing craft beer & The Guest Room
Food & Beverage Tasting Band holders will receive a complimentary canvas shopping tote while supplies last.
Aspen Bay, Deep South and Co., The Flower Co., Sprout, 42nd & Fifth, George Sherman, Merle Norman Luna Bella, Thyme
ARTISANS & INDY SHOPKEEPERS:
Red Bird Paper, Small Pond Graphics, Love Poppy, Fancy Paints, Jamison Fry Interiors, Fry Retool, George Mary’s , JOVIALArt- Kelly Quick, The Wilcoxin Collection, AnnieB & TLC, Hi Y’all, J’net Jarmon, Marc Anthony/University Screenprint, Jeremy Murdock Photography, Art by Allison Julien and Gerard Woods
DeRego’s Breads, Lovelee Rolls, Didi’s Fancy Cookies, 929 Coffee Bar, Frios
SATURDAY – GAME DAY!
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 WHITE OUT game! Thanks to Style Revel and R. Tabb and Co for showing us a peek t some of their white gameday pieces!
Before Saturday’s contest with South Alabama, 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
Need some recommendations for where to eat? Be sure to check out our Savor Starkville page for more about the culinary scene in Starkville, or download one of our Culinary Maps!
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.
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!
929 Coffee Bar
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Savory house made quiche, breakfast casseroles, sweet breakfast options, coffee
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.
Central Station Grill
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Daily chef specials, Bloody Mary bar, $2 Mimosas
City Bagel Cafe
6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cozy bagel shop with fresh made bagels, cream cheese, lox, bagel sandwiches, coffee and pastries
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local food favorites featuring chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and blue plate menu
6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local diner serving traditional breakfast, pancakes, biscuits, and omelettes
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Traditional brunch plates with build-your-own omelets, beignets, and more
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
House made quiche, waffles, omelets, blue plates, and even chicken and dumplins