OXFORD, Miss. (March 23-25, 2018) — Mississippi residents are invited to take a break from the
busyness of life to attend the 9th annual Miss-i-sippin Beer Festival, which will be held in Oxford
on March 23-25. The three-day event is a fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and is
being sponsored by various Mississippi organizations, including MaxxSouth Broadband.
“I’m honored that businesses would come together to help raise funds to keep our program
running,” said Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. “The
sponsorships also help us build relationships with others so that we are stronger as an
The festival commences on Friday night with the Brewers’ Banquet—an activity featuring food,
games and craft beer. Attendees will also be able to talk with the owners or the brewers of the
various breweries involved in the beer festival.
On Saturday, members of the community will compete for beer swag and prizes by participating
in a scavenger hunt designed to connect people with Oxford’s craft beer scene. The night
concludes with the Firkin Craft Beer Party, which features beer tasting, food trucks, live music
and fun games.
The event wraps up on Sunday with the Beer Brunch being held at Southern Craft. A complete
schedule of festival events—including activity dates, times and locations—can be found at
MaxxSouth is sponsoring the festival for the second year in a row. The company’s contributions
have not only helped the festival take place, but have also provided the Yoknapatawpha Arts
Council with a chance to better share its story of creative influence.
“We love showing our appreciation by supporting local events in our community,” said Rick
Ferrall, Regional General Manager/VP of Government and Regulatory Relations for MaxxSouth
Broadband. “When we all work together, we make Mississippi a better place to live.”
To learn more about the beer festival and to purchase tickets for the event, visit oxfordarts.com
or call 662-236-6429. For more information on MaxxSouth Broadband’s community service, visit
About MaxxSouth Broadband:
MaxxSouth Broadband’s service area for video, high-speed internet and digital phone stretches
more than 200 miles and includes 23 counties and 65 communities in northern Mississippi and
Alabama. The company currently has approximately 92,000 subscribers for broadband services
and passes 114,000 homes. Operating as a subsidiary of the reputable and diversified media
holding company Block Communications Inc., MaxxSouth Broadband continues to expand and
enhance its state-of-the-art broadband network in the communities it serves. For more
information, visit MaxxSouth.com.