I’d better get my errands run early today because things are about to get wild.
Beginning around noon, 20-30,000 extra people will flood into our little town to join in Super Bulldog Weekend festivities and the the Cotton District Arts Festival.
The festival. sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council, is a celebration of art and life, honoring music, dance, literature, cuisine, theater and art.
Before the sporting events begin, come stroll through our "villages" and enjoy an abundance of local talent: The popular GSDP’s Artisan’s Village boasts outstanding pieces of work from our artisans; the Kiwanis’ International Village features culture from foreign countries; and we welcome you to discover drama and literature in a whole new way with the Rotary’s Writer’s Village.
The festival opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Dog lovers and MSU fans can delight in the Spruill Properties Pet Parade; enter your pets, dress them up and show them off for all to see! For the athlete in you, the popular OCH Regional Medical Center Old Cotton Mill 5K run is a great way to start out your day at the festival.
And these events are just the tip of the iceberg in the depth and breadth of the creative and invigorating atmosphere at the Cotton District Arts Festival! For all you music lovers, in addition to the variety of art and food available along with three musical stages set up throughout the Cotton District, where state-wide and local musicians will entertain audiences of all ages from sun-up to sunset.
Meanwhile, across the bridge on campus, the SEC Tennis Tournament will resume along with the 3-game baseball series with Tennessee. We’ll get a preview of next year’s gridiron talent at the spring game which caps off a busy weekend.