Downtown News

14th Annual Chili Fest Awards

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) called for Chili Fest teams in September. Enthusiastically DTMSA welcomed 23 teams Friday morning as they filed onto South Broadway Street with decorations, costumes and award-winning chili recipes.  As the teams entertained the guests, a group of judges blind tasted a chili sample from each team. After sampling all 23 chili recipes, the judges came to a conclusion. The following awards from the anonymous judges go to: • “Make Ya Wanna Slap Your Mama Good!” 1st place: WTVA, WLOV • “Better Luck Next Year 2nd place: J. Edward Design Company • “Everything but the Kitchen Sink”-...

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Chili Fest is this Friday, October 11th

For the past 13 years, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) has held the annual Chili Fest located on Broadway Street.  This event has become very popular over the years and the competition continues to grow. The 14th Annual Chili Fest will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013. Join DTMSA for lunch from 11 to 1:30pm. Jim Bean’s chili and fixin’s will be served while Matt Nolan provides musical entertainment. Tickets can be bought at the gate for $5. From 5 to 9pm, participants will sample each team’s chili and vote for their favorite. Dinner will be served from 5 to ...

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It’s Downtown Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week kicks off today!

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Join Us For a “Nighttime” Christmas Parade in Downtown Tupelo

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) is thrilled to welcome the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales for a “nighttime parade”.  The 65th Annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, December 10th in Downtown Tupelo. The 2013 theme for the Christmas Parade will be “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. We are excited about the float decorating possibilities this theme provides. Earlier this year, Council Woman Nettie Davis, was elected the Tupelo City Council President. She serves as the first woman and African American council president for Tupelo. DTMSA and Reed’s are proud to have her represent Tupelo and participate...

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14th Annual Chili Fest – Team Registration Open

For the past 13 years, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) has held the annual Chili Festival located on Broadway Street.  This event has become very popular over the years and the competition continues to grow. The 14th Annual Chili Fest will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013. Teams are encouraged to register within the next few weeks to reserve their space and compete for the ultimate first place title, “Make You Wanna Slap Your Mama Good!” Winner. Teams of four members compete against other teams in a number of prize categories.  Not only are the teams judged on...

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Jay Dupuis Represents Tupelo in Memphis

Elvis Presley Enterprises will host the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Memphis, TN this week.  The first round of competition will be held Wednesday, August 14th and the Finals will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the Cannon Center.  The Tupelo Elvis Festival is proud to have Jay Dupuis represent them in Memphis this year.

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27th Annual All America City 4th of July Celebration at Fairpark!

Tupelo Parks and Recreation Annual 4th of July Picnic in the Park Moves to Fairpark for 2013

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Down on Main Free Summer Concert Series Announces 2013 Lineup

Returning for its fifth year, the “Down on Main” summer concert series kicks off the first of three events on July 11 at Fairpark Amphitheater in Downtown Tupelo. Each event will be held on the second Thursday of the month in July, August, and September. All concerts are free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. “We are very excited about the return of the Down on Main series,” said Debbie Brangenberg, director of Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. “It totally enhances the downtown experience.” “Each concert this season will have its own flavor,” said Chris Root,...

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Downtown Tupelo Selected to Host FREE Workshop

Tupelo has been chosen as one of three Mississippi towns by the Mississippi Main Street Association and the Mississippi Press Association to host Margie Johnson of ShopTalk on Monday, June 3rd. Three Downtown Businesses will be chosen for a 1.5 hour in store consultation with Margie Johnson.  Contact the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association for details on how to apply 662-841-6598 or debbieb@tupelomainstreet.com. Full event details are below: One of the country’s leading retail experts returns to Mississippi to work in three north Mississippi cities on June 3, 4 and 5. Margie Johnson of ShopTalk will present a seminar...

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Farmers’ Market Feast & Fundraiser

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association will host Opening Weekend of the Downtown Tupelo Farmers’ Market May 17th and 18th. To kick the weekend off, the 2nd Annual Feast for the Farmers’ Dinner will be held the evening of Friday, May 17th.  As a fundraiser for the Farmers’ Market, dinner will be served under the market shed on South Spring Street. Dinner will be provided by Downtown Tupelo restaurants, with live music by the eclectic duo, HanaLena. Tickets are available for purchase for 30 dollars each or 50 dollars for a couple. They can be purchased through the Downtown Tupelo Main...

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