We’re celebrating our last New South Weekend of the 2016 campaign as we welcome Bulldog fans and our friends from Arkansas to Mississippi’s College Town! Kick off your game weekend with great tailgating fun in Downtown Starkville with the annual Citywide Tailgate present by United Way. There will also be plenty of time for great shopping and dining throughout the weekend, including special shopping our during Sunday’s Bulldog Brunch & Browse. Read on to see what’s happening, along with lots of great information and helpful links for your best game weekend yet… HAIL STATE!
FRIDAY, Nov 18
The tailgating fun begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in Downtown Starkville, and includes a variety of booths sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Wristbands for tailgating fare are $10 each and available at each tent. Come out and support the great work of United Way of North Central Mississippi while getting into the maroon and white spirit!
SATURDAY – GAME DAY!
Celebrate Senior Night for some of our favorite Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium!
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! Our local retailers feature tons of tailgating supplies, maroon and white gear, the latest fashions, and great items for your fall entertaining!
Before Saturday’s contest with Auburn, 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