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New South Weekends

Starkville is at the center of your New South experience, and college football weekends have never been better! In conjunction with the yearly top-notch gridiron competitions showcased in the Mississippi State University home football game schedule, your New South Weekend in Starkville offers world-class events for the whole family and more shopping and dining than ever before. Home game weekends begin with your favorite annual events scheduled on Friday nights featuring an eclectic array of the best Starkville has to offer. In addition to Friday events, you’ll enjoy special Sunday shopping and dining opportunities with Bulldog Brunch & Browse when you stay over for the whole weekend in Mississippi’s College Town!

2017 NEW SOUTH WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

SEPTEMBER 1 – 3
Fri: 
NIGHT MARKET
7:00 – 9:00pm
Fire Station Park
Enjoy this evening open-air market with unique indy vendors, pop-up shops, artisans, food and beverage tastings and live music under the string lights!
Sat: MSU vs. Charleston
Fan Wear: WHITEOUT
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

SEPTEMBER 15 – 17
Fri: 
BULLDOG BASH
Sponsored by MSU Student Association
Cotton District
Largest free outdoor event in Mississippi, MSU pep-rally with Bully and cheerleaders; fan fair for the whole family, food vendors, and more!

Sat: MSU vs LSU
Fan Wear: Upper Level wear WHITE / Lower Level wear MAROON
Sun:
 Bulldog Brunch & Browse

OCTOBER 13 – 15
Fri: PUMPKINPALOOZA
Trick-or-treating to Main Street merchants; pumpkin patch with locally grown pumpkins and mums for sale; MSU pep-rally with Bully and cheerleaders; pumpkin painting station by Starkville Area Arts Council; facepainting; restaurant specials to kids in costumes; inflatable jumpers!
Sat: MSU vs BYU
Fan Wear: Upper Level wear MAROON / Lower Level wear WHITE
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

OCTOBER 20 – 22
Fri: CITY-WIDE TAILGATE
Sponsored by United Way
Join us Downtown and Around Town as merchants take to the sidewalks for great tailgating as we wrap the MSU HOMECOMING weekend in maroon and white!

Sat: MSU HOMECOMING vs Kentucky
Fan Wear: STRIPEOUT
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

NOVEMBER 3 – 5
Fri: 
unWINE Downtown
Downtown Starkville with Main Street Member merchants
5:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for this shopping and wine tasting event featuring wine selections and appetizer pairings at each of our participating Main Street shops, plus at least 20% off everything!
Tickets are $20 each for 20% off everything at participating boutiques and shops!

Sat: MSU vs UMass
Fan Wear: BLACKOUT
Sun:
 Bulldog Brunch & Browse

NOVEMBER 11 – 12
Sat: MSU vs Alabama
Fan Wear: TRUE MAROON
Sun: CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE & Cookies with Santa
Celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Starkville! It all kicks off with Christmas Open House on Sunday afternoon. You’ll enjoy shopping our great boutiques and shops decked out and ready for Santa to arrive. The Starkville Welcome Center on Main Street will host a “Cookies with Santa” event featuring photos with Santa and take-away cookie bundles to enjoy! 

NOVEMBER 23 – 26
Thur:
MSU vs Ole Miss (Egg Bowl)
Fan Wear: TRUE MAROON
Fri: 
BLACK FRIDAY BONANZA
Downtown and Around Town
The rest of the world may call it “Black Friday,” but around here, it’s maroon! That’s right, the biggest shopping day of the year is an opportunity to support our neighbors and small businesses by shopping local.
Sun:
 Bulldog Brunch & Browse

This Fall, there are SEVEN great reasons to spend the whole weekend in Mississippi’s College Town for Mississippi State home games. Make your plans now to enjoy every one! Go Dawgs!