We’re excited to host another New South Weekend in Mississippi’s College Town, and welcome Bulldog Nation back to Starkville as our Dawgs play at home for the first time as the #1 football team in the nation! HA1L STATE!
With Halloween coming on Friday evening, Starkville is ready to spook out the Razorbacks with several community events throughout the week for kids of all ages. These Halloween events, hosted by MSU and various other organizations in town, are open to the public, and costumes and trick-or-treating are welcomed!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Buffalo Wild Wings
6:oo – 9:00pm
Fall Festival Celebration
First United Methodist Church
5:00 – 7:30pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
Trick or Treat on the Row
Fraternity & Sorority Park, MSU
4:00 – 6:00pm
All area children are invited to attend and wear their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at MSU fraternity and sorority houses.
The Junction, MSU
5:00 – 7:00pm
The annual Costume Carnival event is open to the public. Bring the whole family for inflatables, games and candy!
Haunted Horse Park
Mississippi Horse Park, MSU
7:00pm – 12:30am
Kid’s Hour: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Transportation from the Union will be free. Kid’s hour is 7:00-8:00pm and admission is $5. All funds go to the Starkville community or Student Relief Fund.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
Howell at the Moon
E.I. Howell Observatory
South Farm, MSU
6:30 – 8:30pm
Halloween ghosts, ghouls and spooks of all ages are invited to “Howell at the Moon” with Mississippi State astronomers.
University officials from the physics and astronomy department, including assistant professor Angelle Tanner, will open E.I. Howell Observatory on Friday [Oct. 31] for free 6:30-8:30 p.m. stargazing. Inclement weather or clouds will cancel the viewing.
The observatory is located at South Farm, also known as the Leveck Animal Research Center. To reach the facility, stargazers should take Blackjack Road from state Highway 12 in Starkville to the intersection of Stone Boulevard, then turn south onto Stone Boulevard Extended and follow the signs to the site.
“Costumes are encouraged, and there will be candy,” Tanner said. “We will observe the Andromeda galaxy, Mars and, of course, the moon.”
Tanner will be available at the observatory to answer questions and offer insights about the moon, stars and planets.