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Announcing our NIGHT MARKET Vendors!


Mississippi’s College Town is bringing a whole new meaning to Friday Night Lights this weekend a we kick off our 2016 New South Weekends series with a brand new event… NIGHT MARKET! Fire Station Park will take on a new and urban vibe, as the Starkville Main Street Association hosts an upscale street market complete with indy shopkeepers, artisans, favorite Downtown retailers, and of course, an exclusive showcase of Starkville food and drink. The event will be held Friday, September 2 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Twinkling tents and string-lighted paths, upscale lounging areas, live music, cocktail and craft beer tastings, delicious food samplings, and adventurous shopping around every corner will make Night Market an unforgettable evening before Mississippi State’s home opener. Conceived as a way to feature many of our Downtown and “mid-town” retailers in the Russell Street and Lampkin corridors, Night Market will include “pop-up” venues of some of Starkville’s favorite and award-winning retail shops. In addition, the Starkville Main Street Association has had its ear to the ground for the last few months, scoping out some of the up-and-coming independent retailers and artisans from the Starkville area and around the region. The invitation-only list of vendors promises to offer a chic and eclectic mix of arts, home wares, fashion, and plenty of unique finds.


Aspen Bay, Deep South and Co., The Flower Co., Sprout, 42nd & Fifth, George Sherman, Merle Norman Luna Bella, Thyme

Red Bird Paper, Small Pond Graphics, Love Poppy, Fancy Paints, Jamison Fry Interiors, Fry Retool, George Mary’s, JOVIALArt- Kelly Quick, The Wilcoxin Collection, AnnieB & TLC, Hi Y’all, J’net Jarmon, Marc Anthony/University Screenprint, Jeremy Murdock Photography, Art by Allison Julien and Gerard Woods

DeRego’s Breads, Lovelee Rolls, Didi’s Fancy Cookies, 929 Coffee Bar, Frios

No game weekend event is complete without great food and drink! Night Market will showcase a select list of Downtown restaurants, who will feature special bites for shoppers who purchase tasting bands. In addition, the evening will include tastings of wine, craft beer and special cocktails from The Guest Room. Night Market will offer two options for shoppers to enjoy the tastings.


FOOD Tasting Band — $15
Enjoy tastings from our Featured Restaurants:
City Bagel Cafe, Central Station Grill, Two Brothers & Moe’s Original BBQ

FOOD & BEVERAGE Tasting Band — $25
Enjoy unlimited tastings from our Featured Restaurants, PLUS wine, craft beer and cocktails from Scotty’s Wine & Spirits, Mitchell Distributing featuring Slowboat Brewing craft beer & The Guest Room
Food & Beverage Tasting Band holders will also receive a complimentary shopping tote while supplies last!

Guests will be able to enter Night Market from both the north entrance to Fire Station Park off University Drive (right next to the shuttle stop), as well as from the south entrance off Lampkin Street. Vendor maps will be available at both entrances, and shoppers are free to roam. Tasting bands may be purchased from the Starkville Main Street booths at both entrances as well. Live music from The Marketeers will serenade shoppers as they explore tents throughout the park. Restroom and hand washing areas will be available, as well as ample conversation spaces. The event is open to the public and advance tickets are not required. Make plans now to include this exciting new shopping event in your game weekend experience.