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LET’S DANCE… Your 2019 NCAA Tournament Weekend Guide is here…

March Madness arrives Friday in Mississippi’s College Town!

Starkville is proud to serve as one of the host sites for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Bulldog fans and our friends from South Dakota, Clemson, and Southern University can look forward to great action on the court beginning on Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Your guide for tourney weekend is here with game times, dining recommendations and special shopping promotions at some of our favorite boutiques in a special Sip & Shop promotion. Keep reading for all the details…

Tournament Schedule 

Sip & Shop on Saturday

Our Mississippi State University Lady Bulldogs are hosting the first and second rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament and we’re ready for tons of visitors in Mississippi’s College Town. ALL DAY on SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd enjoy 10% off for NCAA fans at the following retailers. Also enjoy food & drink specials at participating restaurants. Click here to see a full list and specials…

Weekend Shopping & Dining 

To find Starkville retailers and restaurants, click below for our full categorized listings:


Looking to savor the unique tastes of Starkville in some truly local fare? Check out our top-seeded choices…

Sunday NCAA Bulldog Brunch & Browse 

Join us on Sunday for special shopping hours with some of your favorite Downtown retailers as well as delicious brunch! Visit our online Brunch & Browse website for these restaurants serving brunch and lunch specials & welcoming fans this Sunday…


1883 Smokehouse
Big Buns & More
BIN 612
Casa Bravo
Central Station Grill
City Bagel Café
Moe’s Original BBQ
Nine-TwentyNine Coffee Bar
Restaurant Tyler
Ruby Tuesday
Slim Chickens
The Biscuit Shop
The Camphouse
Two Brothers Smoked Meats