October 23, 2009 9:38:00 AM
Downtown businesses are gearing up for the Florida football weekend with a myriad of activities tonight.
"Downtown Pumpkinpalooza" events kick off at 6 p.m. with a pep rally to cheer on Mississippi State against the Florida Gators on Saturday.
Occasions is sponsoring a Hannah Montana impersonator, who will perform and be available for photos after the performance.
The Starkville Community Market will set up in the middle of Main Street, selling fall produce, baked goods and fall plants.
Children are invited to wear Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at participating businesses. Merchants are also participating in a window-decorating contest.
Other events include a scarecrow contest, pumpkin painting contest, pumpkin patch, Spongebob Squarepants jumper, face painting, and sidewalk music from various local artists.
For more information on the events, contact the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, at 323-3322.