Your guide to Oxford on a baseball weekend
Springtime in Oxford is the reward for getting through those cold winter months and as the days get longer, there’s more activities to fill your days. Come enjoy a weekend in Oxford and you’ll see why it was voted “America’s Best College Town” by ESPN.
Check in and check out
Before heading to the game Friday night, get to town a little early and grab a bite at one of Oxford’s many downtown eateries.
Walk off your lunch as you head to Rowan Oak, Nobel prize winning author, William Faulkner’s home. Tour the house and then take a 20-minute hike through Bailey Woods that connects the home with the University of Mississippi Museum.
Swing batter, batter
Enjoy the opening pitch of a Friday night at the Oxford-University Swayze Stadium. There’s a 100% chance of beer showers expected in right field once the Rebels hit a homerun. Stick around after the final pitch for Friday night fireworks over Swayze!
The lunch crowd shouldn’t miss a trip to South Depot Taco Shop, Proud Larry’s or Funky’s to set a solid foundation for your tailgating activities. For a bit of Southern flair, don’t miss Ajax Diner or Bouré.
When the game is over, head back to the Square for the buzzing nightlife at any one of Oxford’s many hotspots.
Do a little shopping on the Square and be sure to check out The End of All Music, an independent record store upstairs from JANE. Get your gameday gear at one of the many shops on the Square including University Sporting Goods, Neilson’s or B-Unlimited. Check out the infamous Square Books, as well as their sister stores, Off-Square Books, Square Books, Jr. and Rare Square Books. Olive Juice Gifts has the perfect find for a reminder of your weekend in Oxford so stop in and pick up a local artist’s work or a piece of Etta B pottery.
When the tulips start blooming, Oxford sends a warm welcome back to some of the town’s favorite spring weekend activities. Whether catching a game at Swayze, taking a stroll around the Square or enjoying Oxford in bloom, there truly is nothing like Oxford in the springtime.