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5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

As you find yourself in Mississippi’s College Town this weekend, we’d like to invite you to enjoy some of our favorite scenic routes and unique experiences right here in Starkville. From the Refuge to the Starkville Community Market, there is plenty to see and do while enjoying your weekend.

#1 Locate all 17 of Starkville’s Historical Markers

Did you know that Starkville is home to 17 of the Magnolia State’s historical markers? Take the time to explore all throughout town and locate and read all 17. To find the complete list and marker map, click here.

Starkville Marker

#2 Shop the Starkville Community Market

With all the fresh produce, honey, coffee, and other food and handmade products, the Starkville Community Market is sure to have something you’d love to have. Please be mindful of our COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and come out to support our local vendors from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

#3 Tour the Rose Garden at North Farm

Mississippi State University’s Veterans Memorial Rose Garden is located across State Highway 182 from the main campus at the entrance of R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center — commonly known as North Farm. The area features a central gazebo surrounded by raised brick-bordered beds and three arbors, perfect for picturesque outdoor views.

#4 Take an Online Professional Development Class from MSU Extension

To help our local community during this difficult time, MSU Extension is offering some of their most popular online professional development Courses free of charge.  These self-paced classes include a mix of professional skills in areas such as web design, management and supervision, and online marketing that can help you in today’s changing job market.  Having the right skills and knowing how to utilize them is vital to both those seeking jobs and those who are already employed. To take advantage of this offer, you must register by June 30. Click here to register

#5 Visit the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Alligators, woodpeckers, and more – see it all and take in the breathtaking scenery at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Whether driving, hiking, biking, birdwatching, or just taking a walk – there is plenty to explore at the Refuge. An entry fee is required.