Clydesdales, Family Celebration to ring in Super Bulldog Weekend

The world-famous Clydesdales (courtesy)

One of the biggest weekends in Starkville will kick off with events sure to get the city in the spirit.

Mitchell Distributing will bring the world-famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, along with the famous red beer wagon, to Columbus, Tupelo, and Starkville during their tour. The first event will be on Wednesday, April 18, in downtown Columbus with the eight-horse hitch making beer deliveries to downtown restaurants and bars starting at 5 p.m.

On Thursday, the world-famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales will be in Starkville to kick off Super Bulldog Weekend. Starting at 5 p.m., the hitch will be available for viewing in downtown Starkville and then at 6 p.m. they will start making beer deliveries throughout the Cotton District.

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Director of Tourism Jennifer Prather said the event will start in Fire Station Park, with the Clydesdales available for public viewing.

“We will have live music, beverages and an opportunity to hang out for an hour,” Prather said.

The Clydesdales will then make a delivery loop around the Cotton District, ending at 7 p.m.

On Friday, downtown Starkville will celebrate the accomplishments of one of the most storied classes in Mississippi State Women’s Basketball history.

A Women’s Basketball Family Celebration will be held Friday afternoon, with attendees asked to gather in front of City Hall on Main Street at 4:30 p.m.

The event will commemorate MSU’s second-straight Final Four run and will be the second-straight Family Celebration held in downtown.

Prather said Main Street will close around 3 p.m. so the crowd can gather.

“The girls should arrive by 4:45 p.m.,” Prather said. “It’s just like last year.”

Prather also said Mayor Lynn Spruill, MSU President Mark Keenum and the MSU Spirit Band will be in attendance.

Spruill said the celebration is an opportunity for us to show coach Vic Schaefer and the entire women’s basketball team how much they have meant to the community.

“Their heart and spirit and excellence have enriched us and made us proud to have them as neighbors and friends it is a way for us to say thank you in a very visible way,” Spruill said.