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

Mississippi State Game Weekend Guide for September 1-3

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 Charleston! We have a lot in store this weekend, including our award-winning NIGHT MARKET, 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!

 


FRIDAY, SEPT 1

 

Our meteorologists tell us tomorrow’s weather will clear and present a perfect evening to enjoy outdoor shopping and dining at Night Market! 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! Join us on FRIDAY, 7pm – 9pm, for music from JSCO, and shopping with an eclectic array of local artists and makers, independent retailers, restaurants, food trucks and food crafters set up in Fire Station Park and Lampkin Street in Downtown Starkville.

CRAFT FOOD & BEVERAGE TASTING

In addition to the free open air market, Night Market includes a special ticketed craft food and beverage tasting. Ticket holders will gain admittance to a special food craft area to sample tastings from some of Starkville’s favorite eateries, PLUS a selection of great regional craft beers. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in advance or at the event until we are sold out.

PURCHASE ADVANCE TASTING TICKETS

OUR VENDORS

BEER BANDS:
Beer Bands will be available in our shopping area for $10 each and will allow you to claim three Coors Light or Blue Moon beers from our designated beverage area. Water will also be available at no charge to shoppers.

RETAILERS:
George Mary, George Sherman, 42nd & Fifth / Midtown Pilates, Merle Norman / Luna Bella, The Flower Company, Fig Studio and Shop, Doodlebugs

ARTISANS & INDY SHOPKEEPERS:
Wildflower, Bully Bells, Love Poppy, The Willcoxon Collection, Hi, Y’all! Made in the South, Waters Edge Jewelry, Deep South & Co., Kitten Britches, Small Pond Graphics, Cummings Custom Frames, JOVIALart, Annie B & TLC, Fancy Paints

CRAFT FOODS:
Two Brooks Farms, The Pop Porium, DeRego’s Bread, LoveLEE Rolls, 929 Coffee Bar, Frios, Churn and Spoon

 


SATURDAY, SEPT 2 – GAME DAY!

11:00 am  —  CSpire Fan Zone! + Road closures begin on MSU Campus
1:00 pm — Dawg Walk + Pregame Pep Rally
3:00 pm — Kickoff >> MSU vs. Charleston

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 OUT game! Thanks to R. Tabb and Co for showing us a peek t some of their white gameday pieces!


Before Saturday’s contest with Charleston, 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, SEPT 3

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

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
6:30 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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