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Fun Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

Visiting 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 Cotton District to the Starkville Community Market, there is plenty to see and do while enjoying your weekend.

#1 TAKE A WALK AT CHADWICK LAKE

Chadwick Lake is located next to the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on the campus of MSU. For those who wish to be active, there is a one-mile walking trail around the lake that passes by the university’s athletic administration buildings and student recreational facility. A disc golf course and a small outdoor gym that includes pull-up bars, dip bars, wall-ball targets and other body weight machines are also situated around the lake. The area offers several ways to stay active outdoors. For more info, click here.

#2 SHOP THE STARKVILLE COMMUNITY MARKET

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 tomorrow morning. Tomorrow’s market also serves as a mask distribution location while supplies last. For more information, click here.

#3 GET A GRIP AT THE MSU GOLF COURSE

The 18-hole Mississippi State University Golf Course is ranked among the top 30 university-owned courses in the country by Golfweek magazine. The Brian Ault design championship course hosts the MSU’s Men’s and Women’s golf teams and the university golf and sports turf management program. Sunday afternoons feature Family Golf Days – choose nine or 18 holes. Private lessons, golf clinics, and club fittings are available to boost anyone’s game. Please contact the MSU Golf Course to schedule a tee time. For information about the MSU Golf Course Father’s Day Specials, watch the video below.

#4 STROLL THROUGH THE COTTON DISTRICT 

Take a walk through the beautiful Cotton District, which is located in Starkville and adjacent to Mississippi State University. The Community was redeveloped by the D. Camp Family beginning in the 1960s, utilizing what would eventually become known as “New-Urbanism” preservation and development. The Cotton District has elements of Greek Revival with Classical and Victorian architecture. This award-winning redevelopment is a national model for New-Urbanism and captures the spirit of a New South.

The Cotton District

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