This year, 17 businesses are participating, a record.
And if you haven’t gotten your tickets, you might want to hurry. Only 300 tickets are available, and they’re going fast.
The price is $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event.
Appetizers made by local restaurants will be paired with the wine at each location.
You can get your ticket(s) at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association office at 108 S. Broadway, or reserve with a credit card by calling (662) 841-6598.
Needless to say, you must be 21 or older, and you must have a valid ID.
Tickets can be redeemed at Trustmark Bank, which is the sponsor of the event.
The participants this year are: About the South, Caron Gallery, Farmhouse, Gumtree Gif Shop, His Hers, Kirksey Brothers, MLM, Mississippi Hills Heritage, Northwestern Mutual, Reed’s Ladies’, Rumor Chanin, Serendipity Too, Shanti Yoga, Spring Street Cigars, Swirlz, The Main Attraction and Voe’s.
There’s Food Truck Fridays in Tupelo, but on May 2, it’s a little more amped up.
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is having Food Truck-Apalooza at its office on Main Street that day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In addition to the three food trucks now on the streets in Tupelo – Local Mobile, Two Dudes Mexican Foods and Memphis Style BBQ on Wheels, there are a few more that the CVB is talking to but has not confirmed.
We’ll update you when we hear.
Food Truck-Apalooza also will cap off the next Tupelo Foodie Challenge, which starts Monday, April 28. Click here for our previous story on what that Tupelo Foodie Challenge is all about.
Bishop’s BBQ and Grill is celebrating its sixth birthday today.
The restaurant opened in Saltillo six years ago and has since added three more locations – one in Booneville and two in Tupelo.
“Four locations is quite an achievement and it took every person that works for Bishop’s BBQ to get us there,” the company said.
And all four restaurants are marking today’s occasion with balloons and banana pudding (sorry, but no free barbecue, folks)
Customers get FREE BANANA PUDDING from noon to 4 p.m.
“Since it’s homemade, we thought this would be more appropriate for us instead of the basic birthday cake!” the company said.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) retired its last Boeing 747 on Thursday, with the pilots making a flyover at the Tupelo Regional Airport.
The 747 was officially retired from service on March 31 in Tokyo, carrying several hundred passengers. In recent days, it made its way to Anchorage, Alaska and finally to Tupelo. It landed around noon Thursday, then made its way to Universal Asset Management, which has retired 10 of ANA’s planes over the years. Three ANA 747s sit on UAM’s space at the airport, including a Pokemon 747 that landed last fall, joining ANA’s other retired Pokemon plane that was disassembled in 2012. (more…)