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Hail State Homecoming! Your Game Weekend Guide for October 20-22

We are so excited to welcome Bulldog Nation back to Starkville for the 2017 Mississippi State Homecoming! Your New South Weekend begins on Friday with tailgating for lunch Downtown and Around Town at the Citywide Tailgate, benefitting the United Way of North Mississippi. This weekend will be filled with maroon and white fun, so read on to see what’s happening, including great resources for shopping and dining. You’ll find great information and helpful links for your best game weekend yet… HAIL STATE!

 


THURSDAY, OCT 19

Your #HailState weekend gets started early on Thursday evening with your weekly conversation with Coach Mullen…

Dawg Talk with Coach Dan Mullen: 7 PM at The Veranda
Students Receive 10% Off Meal!

 


FRIDAY, OCT 20

CITYWIDE TAILGATE
hosted by United Way of North Central Mississippi
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wrist bands are $5 and entitles attendees to goodies from all 19 participating tailgates!

 

Citywide Tailgate is an annual entertaining event included in the New South Weekends promoted by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.  The event gives local businesses an opportunity to mingle with their community friends in town and guests visiting from all parts who are attending this year’s MSU Homecoming game against University of Kentucky Wildcats.  This United Way fundraiser benefits the 15 agencies supported by United Way of North Central Mississippi.  Sponsoring Citywide Tailgate this year are the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and Dynamic Fire Protection.

Check out the map below for the locations of participating tailgate tents, and don’t miss a single stop!

 


SATURDAY, OCT 21 – GAME DAY!

11:00 am  —  CSpire Fan Zone!
1:00 9m — Dawg Walk + Pregame Pep Rally
3:00 pm — Kickoff >> MSU vs. Kentucky
Fan Wear — STRIPE OUT! See your color on the chart below…

GAME WEEKEND SHOPPING

Be sure to visit your favorite Starkville shops & boutiques to find tailgating supplies and the latest styles for Saturday’s Homecoming game! Our Downtown merchants have something for Bulldogs of all ages! Thanks to Doodlebugs and Occasions for showing us a peek t some of their gameday wear and gear!

 

Before Saturday’s contest with BYU, be sure to plan time to enjoy Starkville’s many local shops and restaurants! Our Starkville Main Street members always roll out the maroon carpet with sidewalk sales, dining and drink specials and more! This Google Map will serve as your walking tour guide!

View SHOP DOWNTOWN STARKVILLE in a larger map

Need some recommendations for where to eat? Be sure to check out our Savor Starkville page for more about the culinary scene in Starkville, or download one of our Culinary Maps!


 

TO & FROM THE GAME… LOGISTICS

PARKING DOWNTOWN:
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.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
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, OCT 22

Enjoy special shopping hours at these 2017 participating shops from 11:00am – 3pm on Sundays during each MSU home game weekend…

BRUNCH IN STARKVILLE

Join us on Sunday for special shopping hours with some of your favorite Downtown retailers shown above as well as delicious brunch! Check out this list of Starkville restaurants and pick your table!

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929 Coffee Bar
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Savory house made quiche, breakfast casseroles, sweet breakfast options, coffee
SEE MENU

The Camphouse
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Central Station Grill
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Daily chef specials, Bloody Mary bar, $2 Mimosas
SEE MENU

City Bagel Cafe
6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cozy bagel shop with fresh made bagels, cream cheese, lox, bagel sandwiches, coffee and pastries
SEE MENU

Commodore Bob’s
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Omelets, benedicts, French toast, waffles and more
SEE MENU

Restaurant Tyler
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local food favorites featuring chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and blue plate menu
SEE MENU

Starkville Cafe
6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local diner serving traditional breakfast, pancakes, biscuits, and omelettes

The Veranda
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
House made quiche, waffles, omelets, blue plates, and even chicken and dumplins
SEE MENU

 


We are very excited to host Bulldog nation for this fall’s MSU football season! We hope you’ll plan to spend the WHOLE weekend during each visit so you can enjoy the best Mississippi’s College Town has to offer.  Check out the full NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS schedule for Friday evening events on every home football game weekend. Welcome home, Bulldogs! #HAILSTATE
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