It’s time for another much-anticipated SEC game weekend in Mississippi’s College Town, and we’re also excited to kick off the holiday season with our annual Christmas Open House on Sunday! Read on for great game weekend resources for shopping, dining and… HAIL STATE!
FRIDAY: OPPORTUNITIES TO CHEER FOR THE DAWGS
5 p.m., Volleyball vs. Auburn.
5:15 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Samford.
8 p.m., Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Washington.
SATURDAY: HELP US WELCOME SEC NATION TO TOWN!
Gates open at Davis Wade Stadium at 12:15 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and ring responsibly.
12:30 p.m., Dawg Walk.
SUNDAY: CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
11am-3pm with many shops open more extended hours
Our Starkville Main Street members always roll out the maroon carpet with sidewalk sales, dining and drink specials and more for MSU games, and this weekend it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in town! This Google Map will serve as your walking tour guide!
View SHOP DOWNTOWN STARKVILLE in a larger map
SUNDAY BRUNCH IN STARKVILLE
Check out these great options for brunch before you shop!
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
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Traditional brunch plates with build-your-own omelets, beignets, and more
GAME WEEKEND DINING
Whether it’s artisan breads and sweets, eclectic pizza pies or one of these iconic Starkville eateries, game weekend and holiday traditions must include a visit to one of your favorite Starkville tables! Some of the best chefs, bakers and culinary entrepreneurs in the Southeast are waiting with great specials and the menu items you’ve been waiting for all season! Download one of our Culinary Maps below for your weekend’s best dining options…
**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).