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Announcing our 2018 New South Weekends Fall Schedule: The Game Weekend Experience in Mississippi’s College Town

Football season in on the way! Three weeks from today, we will welcome fans and the Bulldog faithful back to Mississippi’s College to kick off Coach Moorhead’s first season of gridiron action. It’s a new era and a new season, as we celebrate new players and new events each home game weekend.

The annual New South Weekends series features an eclectic array of Friday evening events prior to the Saturday football contests, plus special shopping hours on Sunday afternoon during Bulldog Brunch & Browse. Wine tasting, dancing in the streets, our annual harvest fest and ultimate tailgating throughout the community round out a 6-weekend schedule that is sure to please.

This year’s New South Weekends kick off on Friday, August 31, with our award-winning Night Market that offers great open-air shopping, bringing a distinctly urban feel to Fire Station Park between University Drive and Lampkin Street in Downtown Starkville. In addition, the annual favorites, unWINE Downtown, Bulldog Bash and Pumpkinpalooza, return to Downtown this fall, as well as community-wide events like Citywide Tailgate and Christmas Open House. This Fall we also reintroduce an event from the past, our fun and unique Downtown Art Walk.

The football season brings something for everyone before and after great Bulldog, so we hope visitors and fans will plan to spend the whole weekend in Starkville for every MSU home game!

Mark your calendars our full schedule of New South Weekend events…

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2
Fri: Night Market
Sat: MSU vs Stephen F Austin
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

SEPTEMBER 14-16
Fri: Downtown Art Walk
Sat: MSU vs Louisiana
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

SEPTEMBER 28-30
Fri: Bulldog Bash
Sat: MSU vs Florida
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

OCTOBER 5-7
Fri: unWine Downtown
Sat: MSU vs Auburn
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

OCTOBER 26-28
Fri: Pumpkinpalooza
Sat: MSU vs Texas A&M
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

NOVEMBER 2-4
Fri: Citywide Tailgate
Sat: MSU vs LA Tech (Homecoming)
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse

NOVEMBER 17-18
Sat: MSU vs Arkansas
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse Christmas Open House & Cookies with Santa