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Starkville: Mississippi's College Town

For families, singles, and retirees, the Starkville community and adjacent Mississippi State University offer an abundance of places to see, events to attend, and activities to enjoy. The opportunities cover a multitude of interests from SEC sporting events, participatory sports, outdoor recreation, tours, rodeos, historical sites and buildings, and festivals to concerts, art galleries, and museums – and, of course, a wide range of shopping and dining options. Well-maintained city and county parks provide convenient venues for many activities

Recent News

Savor our South Kicks-Off with SOUPer Bowl THIS Saturday

Each spring Mississippi’s College Town hosts various creative culinary events in our ‘Savor Our South’ event series. This year’s series kicks-off THIS Saturday with our annual SOUPer Bowl soup tasting contest. Thirteen local restaurants have signed-on to prepare and serve a delicious soup and allow attendees to vote on their favorite choice. Participants compete in… More

SOUPer Bowl Returns January 20

January chills are here, and the first event of our 2018 season aims to warm you up! The annual SOUPer Bowl hosted by the Starkville Main Street Association will bring innovative fare from competing local restaurants on Saturday, January 20. This year’s event will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with the… More

Egg Bowl Game Weekend Guide!

It’s Egg Bowl Week in Mississippi’s College Town! We’re thankful to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with our Bulldog family in one of MSU’s greatest traditions — the Battle for the Golden Egg! This weekend will be filled with maroon and white fun, and special shopping opportunities on Maroon Friday so read on to see… More