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About Water Valley and Oxford, Mississippi

Water Valley is a city in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, United States. In many ways, downtown Water Valley seems like a time capsule from the early twentieth century. Main Street runs parallel to a historic railway line; brick buildings and awning-dressed storefronts seem ripped from a vintage postcard. One of those stores, Turnage Drug, still spins the same malted milkshakes it’s served since 1905. But though the town seems like a love letter to yesteryear, don’t assume its best days are behind it. One of the most exciting annual events in Water Valley is the Watermelon Carnival that started in 1931 as a morale booster during the great depression.  Today it is a weekend long event with music, food vendors, fireworks, and more.  Water Valley is a vibrant hub for academics and artists, thanks, in part, to its proximity to Oxford and the University of Mississippi.

Located approximately 30 minutes from Water Valley in Lafayette County is Oxford, Mississippi.  Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences, and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford offers southern charm and plenty to do including the annual Double Decker Festival, celebrating Ole Miss football wins in the Grove, or enjoying an evening out on the historic square in downtown Oxford.  

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