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Double Decker Arts Festival

Is the food at Double Decker that big of a deal?

Organizers of the popular Double Decker Arts Festival have changed some of the guidelines for food vendors for this year with hopes of making the fare more “local.” Editor Don Whitten, who’s been to his share of Double Decker fests through the years, wonders how much most festival-goers really worry about the origin of the food they get when they take a break for food or drink. (April 1, 2013, Page 4)

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    Some cooks turn nose up at fest’s rules

    Several restaurant owners aren’t not thrilled with the Oxford Tourism Council’s new Double Decker Arts Festival food vendor selection process which is asking for Oxford or Double Decker-related menu items for this year’s event. (March 29, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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      Tourism Council to consider changes

      The Oxford Tourism Council will be considering recommendations given by a tourism research firm it hired last year that include passing off Double Decker to another organization and returning two historic houses to the Board of Aldermen’s control. (March 28, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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        Double Decker lineup announced

        The Friday night music show will be free this year with no ticketed event planned. It will be swan-song performance for Blue Mountain who recently announced they would be splitting up. Saturday will be headlined by southern rock band, Drive-By Truckers. All music will be on one stage this year on North Lamar Boulevard. (more…) (February 27, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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          Penciling in the Double Decker lineup

          Lineups, lineups, lineups – they are all around at this time of the year. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at one more lineup that’s to be announced soon – the musical lineup for this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. (February 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Changes made to Double Decker

            This year’s Double Decker Arts Festival will have some new events, lots of old favorites and a few changes, including new art programs and no paid music concert on Friday, however plans are to still have a two-day event. (January 17, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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              City to review arts festival

              The Oxford Tourism Council plans to sit down in the near future and evaluate Oxford’s popular Double Decker Arts Festival and brainstorm ways to make it better and see if there any changes to be made, like going back to a one-day event or keep it a two-day event. During a meeting Wednesday, the council reported this year’s festival ended with a $22,000 profit. Also during the meeting, it was reported tax numbers continue to rise. (June 21, 2012, Page 1)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Basil Richmond writes to thank First National Bank for allowing the Knights of Columbus at St. John’s to set up their stand in their parking area at the Double Decker Arts Festival, while Evelyn Spillers writes to thank all of those involved with making the North Central Mississippi Board of REALTORS’ food drive a big success. (May 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Festival attracts crowd

                  Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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                    Preparing for Double Decker Arts Festival

                    It’s looking more and more like we’ll have almost-perfect weather for the 17th annual Double Decker Arts Festival this weekend, and Editor Don Whitten offers a list of things for festival-goers to take care of and get ready for. (April 25, 2012, Page 4)

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