Festivals are incomplete, without food. Sampling the festival~fare has long been my favorite part of any fest, carnival, fair, celebration; and the offerings at the Cotton District Arts Festival are top~notch because the local vendors want to be at their best ~~ for competition, for awards, for bragging rights, and for customer satisfaction. Taste of Starkville has a decadently rich past of serving up tangy barbeque, zesty pizza, complete comfort dishes, sweet cakes, dusted desserts, and so forth. From appetizer to snacks to thirst quenchers, our streets are lined with restauranteurs waiting to take you on a tasty adventure. Be sure to grab a napkin, you'll need it!