NEWS on LIFE, WORK, & PLAY in Mississippi's College Town

Gameday Guide: August 31 – Sept 2

It’s GAME WEEKEND in Mississippi’s College Town and that means New South Weekends with Bulldog fun Friday through Sunday! Read on for details and helpful links for everything happening this weekend…

NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS  are back in Mississippi’s College Town, and we are proud to welcome our family from Bulldog Nation back home — along with a few of our friends from Nacogdoches as well! We have a lot in store this weekend, so read on to see what’s happening, including great resources for shopping and dining. Be sure to check out our online GAME WEEKEND GUIDE for more information and helpful links for your best game day yet… HAIL STATE!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Urban street vibe meets county fair charm in this authentic open-air market featuring unique indy vendors, pop-up shops, artisans, food and beverage tastings and live music under the string lights!

2018 NIGHT MARKET
Friday, August 31
5:00 – 10:00pm
Fire Station Park

CRAFT BEVERAGE TASTING

Tasting Ticket holders will sample craft beer and redeem tickets to purchase three craft beers. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased in advance or at the event until we are sold out.

PURCHASE ADVANCE TASTING TICKETS

CRAFT BEERS

GRAYTON
LAZY MAGNOLIA
MAYHEW JUNCTION
NATCHEZ
THREEFOOT
YELLOWHAMMER

OUR VENDORS

BEVERAGE TENTS:
Domestic beer will be available for individual sale for 5$ each. Domestic beers available include: Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light, Coors Light, Blue Moon, and Dos Equis. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for 2$ which include: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Water. 

RETAILERS:
George-Mary’s, Merle Norman / Luna Bella, The Flower Company, Doodlebugs, Munsun and Brothers

ARTISANS & INDY SHOPKEEPERS:
Love Poppy, The Willcoxon Collection, Hi, Y’all! Made in the South, Deep South & Co., Kitten Britches, Cummings Custom Frames, JOVIALart, GLO, unTamed Art

CRAFT FOODS:
The Pop Porium, Grain Elevator, LoveLEE Rolls, 929 Coffee Bar

SATURDAY, SEPT 1


2:30 pm — CSpire Fan Zone!
 + Road closures begin on MSU Campus
4:30 pm — Dawg Walk + Pregame Pep Rally
6:30 pm — MSU VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

For the full schedule of #HailState gameday events, visit the MSU GAMEDAY WEBSITE!

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 WHITE OR MAROON game! Thanks to LA Green, Fleur de Lis, and Deep South Pout in downtown Starkville for giving us a peek at some of their white gameday fashions.

    
    

TO & FROM THE GAME

Free public parking lots is available in Downtown Starkville in public lots off Jefferson and Lampkin streets, as well as street-side on Lampkin (shown in gold on map below). These allow great opportunities to explore. Two-hour parking is also available street-side in the blue designated areas below.

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.

SUNDAY, SEPT 2

STAY THE WHOLE WEEKEND!

Join us on Sunday for special shopping hours with some of your favorite Downtown retailers as well as delicious brunch! 

BRUNCH OPTIONS:
929 Coffee Bar
Central Station Grill
City Bagel Cafe
Harvey’s
Restaurant Tyler
Starkville Cafe
Bin 612
Two Brothers Smoked Meats
The Veranda