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Baseball Gameday in Mississippi's College Town

220 days ago
SEC Staff
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (April 28, 2022) -- Bulldog fans know that Starkville is Mississippi's College Town , but it is also the quintessential sports town. What makes for a sports town? It's not the coach or the players or the team's record . I t's the passion of the fans. It's th e buzzing energy. The clang of cowbells. The sea of maroon.

This year, as Starkville comes off a stellar National Championship win in baseball, Bulldog pride rings loudly. If you haven't experienced this next - level sports town yet, there is no better time than now!

Part of the charm of Starkville is that some of the very best parts of town run right into the University. Campus is smack - dab in the heart of the city, so when you're exploring, you're just steps from Dudy Noble Field, Humphrey Coliseum and Davis Wade Stadium . The Cotton District is an absolute must - especially on game day. This walkable neighborhood is the perfect spot to enjoy pregame food and libations at a variety of locally - owned restaurants and bars.

Luckily, maroon looks good on everyone, and the Cotton District and Downtown are where you'll find a wealth of unique boutiques . Whether you are searching for MSU gear, handmade local art, or a cowbell - Starkville's must - have accessory - you'll find it here.

More of a foodie than a shopaholic? No problem! Starkville has you covered! In addition to those locally - owned restaurants and bars, Starkville is host to two cooking competitions every spring. Bud & Burgers brings local restaurants, businesses and home cooks together to compete for the best burger in Starkville. Your ticket makes you the judge as you sample from participants and vote for your favorite. You'll also want to join us for plenty of heads and tails at the King Cotton Crawfish Boil presented by Country Pleasin' Sausage. Bragging rights are on the line and you are the judge as local cooking teams show off their best crawfish recipes along with all the add - ins and fixings.

No trip to Starkville is complete without a stop at the MSU Cheese Store , which is operated by the University and serves as a teaching tool for food science and marketing students. The Edam cheese cannonball is the most popular purchase, but locals know that the Vallagret cheese and muscadine jelly are the best kept secrets - and the most delicious!

Once you've experienced the game day atmosphere in Starkville you'll be ready to rejuvenate in nature. The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place to hike, bike, canoe, kayak or bird watch.

For more information , and to plan your trip to Starkville visit