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Starkville: Mississippi's College Town

For families, singles, and retirees, the Starkville community and adjacent Mississippi State University offer an abundance of places to see, events to attend, and activities to enjoy. The opportunities cover a multitude of interests from SEC sporting events, participatory sports, outdoor recreation, tours, rodeos, historical sites and buildings, and festivals to concerts, art galleries, and museums – and, of course, a wide range of shopping and dining options. Well-maintained city and county parks provide convenient venues for many activities

Recent News


Top Ten Things to Do at Pumpkinpalooza This Friday

It’s time to get your spook on Downtown again! Pumpkinpalooza, our annual harvest festival on Main Street, is back this Friday, October 28, as part of our New South Weekends series, and it’s the perfect way to kick off your MSU Homecoming weekend. The free event will be held on Main Street from 6:00 to… More


MSU Game Weekend Guide: October 7-9

We’re so excited to have SEC action is back in Starkville this weekends as we welcome the Auburn Tigers to Mississippi’s College Town! Your game weekend begins on Friday evening with one of Starkville’s most popular events, Bulldog Bash. The event hails as the largest outdoor free concert in the state, and kicks off another great weekend… More


MSU Game Weekend Guide: Sept 9-11

  SEC action is back in Starkville this weekend! Your game weekend begins on Friday evening with one of our New South Weekends signature events — unWINE Downtown! The event will kick off another great weekend of fun in Mississippi’s College Town cheering the Bulldogs. There will be plenty of time for great shopping and dining, so… More