Last year’s inaugural event attracted foodies from throughout the region, and VisitHATTIESBURG expects this year’s event to grow with the addition of new partners and offerings.


Visitors and locals will enjoy the week’s theme, OctoberFEAST, which will feature specialty hamburgers as a nod to “Hattiesburgers.” Participating restaurants will embrace the theme by creating new menu items and specials for the week.


VisitHATTIESBURG is also expanding 2018’s successful #CulinaryCrawl event by adding three additional progressive dinners throughout the week to highlight various districts in Hattiesburg. These ticketed events will feature stops at locally-owned restaurants and hotels beginning at 5 p.m.

This year’s #CulinaryCrawl events are:

• Midtown Monday – Monday, Oct. 7, featuring restaurants including Brass Hat, Patio 44, and a block party at the District at Midtown

• New South Restaurant Group – Wednesday, Oct. 9, featuring Purple Parrot, Crescent City Grill, Branch, and Mahogany Bar

• Downtown Hattiesburg – Thursday, Oct. 10, featuring The Porter Public House, BluJazz Café, The Depot Kitchen and Market, and Southern Prohibition Brewery

• Hattiesburg Hotels Culinary Crawl – Sunday, Oct. 13, featuring Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, Holiday Inn North, and Courtyard by Marriott

For each #CulinaryCrawl event, ticketholders will receive a food and cocktail pairing at each participating stop. On Monday, Thursday, and Sunday, transportation will be provided. Tickets for Culinary Crawls are $40 per person. For those wishing to attend multiple #CulinaryCrawl events, discounted tickets will be available starting at $32.50 per person, per event.

“Downtown Hattiesburg Association, Midtown Merchants Association, and Signature Magazine expressed interest in hosting a #CulinaryCrawl. We are excited to have them on board to add a twist to Restaurant Week. These #CulinaryCrawl evenings will offer a taste of Hattiesburg’s many delicious dishes. Foodies are also encouraged to visit participating restaurants throughout the week to try specialty hamburgers. This great annual event celebrates Hattiesburg’s local culinary scene, so bring your appetite. We will see you soon!” Marlo Dorsey, executive director of VisitHATTIESBURG, said.

VisitHATTIESBURG will promote OctoberFEAST in several out-of-state markets to attract foodies to Hattiesburg through both digital and traditional advertising. Ticket are on sale and can be purchased through Eventbrite or the 2019 Hattiesburg Restaurant Week Facebook event. For more details on #CulinaryCrawl, all Hattiesburg restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, or weeklong offerings, go to