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What’s Brewin’ in Tupelo?

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Date(s) - 10/01/2013-10/31/2013
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What’s Brewin’ in Tupelo?

Events are planned throughout the month of October to celebrate the beauty of fall

TUPELO, Miss—Autumn brings cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage, and a myriad of events in Tupelo to celebrate one of the most ideal times of the year to visit the South.

Downtown Tupelo Celebrates Fall

Downtown Tupelo hosts several events to enjoy the temperate fall weather and all of the tricks and treats that come with Halloween. The annual Hops and Stops progressive beer tasting will be held Thursday, October 3, featuring a selection of craft beers and appetizers at various downtown merchants. Each participant receives a commemorative tasting glass and is invited to a post-tasting party in front of the historic Lyric Theatre. Following the party, Tupelo Community Theatre will screen the comedic horror film “Shaun of the Dead.”

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association continues its celebration of fall with the 14th Annual Chili Fest, Friday, October 11. Teams will compete for the coveted prize of Tupelo’s best chili, and tickets include a bowl of Main Street’s secret recipe and the chance to vote for your favorite chili from among the teams.

The historic Lyric Theatre transforms into a Haunted Theatre throughout the month of October. With frightening scenes set throughout the playhouse, participants are in for a blood-curdling good time. The theatre itself is rumored to be haunted by “Antoine,” a victim of the 1936 Tupelo Tornado, who often makes his presence known around the building.

Egg Haunts, Buffalo, and Thespians…Oh My!

In Tupelo, Halloween offers a spooktacular time for kids of all ages. Tupelo’s Parks & Recreation Department invites families to break out their pumpkins and join them for a Halloween Egg Haunt October 21 at the Ballard Park Baseball Sportsplex. Along with the egg haunting, little spooks will enjoy hayrides and a trunk-or-treat.

The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo will host its 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch October 1-November 3. Featuring hay rides, a corn maze, pick-a-pumpkin, pig and duck races, a giant spider web, EduHAYtion Station, and much more, the event is a wonderful way for families to welcome fall.

Christmas in October

Christmas comes to Tupelo each October through Celebration Village, a holiday market benefiting Sanctuary Hospice House. Vendors from across the nation kick off the holiday shopping season selling clothes, gifts, home décor, art, gourmet foods, and more. Held October 23-26 at the Tupelo Furniture Market, Building 5, the event kicks off with a preview party featuring entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.

Films Galore

Fall in Tupelo is a film-lovers dream come true. The Manhattan Short Film Festival, the world’s first global film festival, will be featured at the Malco Theatre October 3.Tupelo’s Link Centre will show the Southern Circuit Independent Film Series: Year of the Living Dead on October 18 and will also serve as host to the Horror Film Festival October 19.

Autumn is cause for celebration in Tupelo and that is evident in the many events designed to delight residents and visitors to the community. A litany of live music events are scheduled, from the Northeast Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to An Evening With John Fogerty at the BancorpSouth Arena. Fall in love with Tupelo during the beauty of the fall.

To learn more about any of the events mentioned or other happenings in Tupelo, please visit www.tupelo.net.

Founded in 1985, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to promote Tupelo as a viable site to visit in the State of Mississippi; to provide support for tourism-related projects; and to educate and assist the public regarding tourism development, which will result in increased tourism revenue and a positive image for the City of Tupelo. Visit the Tupelo CVB at www.tupelo.net, like us at www.facebook.com/MyTupelo or follow us at www.twitter.com/MyTupelo.