FAQ

When is Double Decker Arts Festival?

Double Decker is April 22 & April 23, 2022.

Where is Double Decker Arts Festival?

The festival takes place in Oxford, MS on the historic downtown Square.

How much is entry into the festival?

Double Decker Arts Festival is FREE.

Is the music portion of the festival a separate ticketed event?

No, the musical performances Friday night and all day Saturday are free and part of the festival.

How do I get to Oxford, MS?

Oxford is located in Lafayette County in the North of Mississippi. Oxford is easily accessible by car and is only 1hr and 15 minutes from Memphis International Airport.

From Memphis: TN-385 East and MS- 7 South or I-55 South and US-278

From Atlanta: I-20 West, US-78 West, MS- 9 South and MS- 6 West

Where can I stay once I’m in Oxford?

The Visit Oxford Visitors Center has a full lodging list. Click here.

What happens if it rains?

The festival happens rain or shine. Performances on the Main Stage may be postponed or cancelled if weather conditions are deemed unsafe. Performer times are subject to change.

Is the festival handicap accessible?

Yes.

Is the festival pet-friendly?

Pets are not allowed at the festival. We encourage people to leave their pets at home as the festival is usually very hot, especially since it is all on concrete and very crowded.

Are drones allowed?

No drones are allowed in and around the festival.

What other activities are available besides shopping and listening to music?

Friday:

-Three  historic Oxford bus tours with a tour guide are available from the Visit Oxford office (1013 Jackson Ave E) at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Tickets are $10.  Call 662-232-2477 to reserve seats.

-Art Demonstrations will take place around the Square. Please check the “Schedule” tab for more details.

Saturday:

-The Double Decker Spring Run (5k, 10k & Fun Run). Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information 662-234-4651

-Square Fair is the kids area with ticketed rides & will be open 10am-6pm. Wristbands are $20 for unlimited rides and games.

Where can I buy Double Decker merchandise?

Double Decker Arts Festival merchandise is available at the Visit Oxford office (1013 Jackson Ave E) ahead of the festival as well as the Merchandise and Information booth located at the corner of FNB bank on North Lamar. Posters, hats and t-shirts with the 2022 artwork as well as t-shirts without the artwork will be available.

 

Parking

Where can I park?

Parking around the Square is very limited. We recommend taking advantage of the Double Decker shuttle. The shuttles run all day from Oxford High School (101 Charger Loop- off Sisk Ave) and South Oxford Center (old Baptist Hospital- off South Lamar- park in the garage). $5/person roundtrip cash or Venmo

Public parking includes: The Water Tower lot (between 14th & 15th St., access via University Ave),  DHS lot (corner of Jackson Ave & 9th St.) and the City Parking Garage (access via Jefferson ave)

When does parking around the Square cut off to the public?

The metered spots on North Lamar and Monroe Ave are closed off Friday at 4 a.m. The other metered spots and surrounding lots will be closed to the public beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday morning. An updated map will be posted of the parking closings on all of our social platforms.

Are parking passes available for purchase?

Parking passes are limited and only available for vendors to purchase.

Is handicapped parking available?

Yes, ADA spots are available on a first come first serve basis in the parking lot behind Something Southern (1223 Jackson Ave E).

Music

 

When and where does music take place?

Performances take place Friday night beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Main Stage. Music all day Saturday begins on the Main Stage around 11 a.m. and finishes at 10 p.m. The Blue Delta Blues Alley will have live music 12pm-6pm. Lawn chairs encouraged.

The Main Stage is located on North Lamar.

The Blue Delta Blues Alley is located next to the Lyric on 11th between Harrison Ave and Van Buren.

Is seating provided at the Main Stage?

Attendees of the festival are encouraged to bring lawn/Grove chairs with them if you prefer to sit during the music. However, please be aware the stage area will become more crowded as the music goes into the night. We ask you to be considerate of standing attendees due to limited space on North Lamar.

 

Vendors

 

When are the Art Vendors open?

Art vendor booths are open on the Saturday of Double Decker beginning at 10 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m.

When are the Food Vendors open?

Food vendors are open on the Saturday of Double Decker at 10 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m.

Is alcohol available for purchase from the Food Vendors?

No, alcohol is prohibited from being sold or consumed outside of the restaurants located on the Square.

Do vendors accept cash, check or card?

Most vendors accept all three. There are also ATMs available at banks located on the Square if you are needing cash.

Interested in becoming an art vendor?

Applications for the upcoming year are available in November through Zapplication. Check the “Art” tab at the top of our website, look for the direct link through our social media platforms or search “Double Decker 2023” on Zapplication.

Interested in becoming a food vendor?

We encourage local vendors to apply to provide food at our festival. The applications and guidelines for food vendors are available through our website under the “Food” tab in February.

Restrooms

Restrooms are Located around the festival:

Hotty Toddy Potty/ADA Restrooms: East Monroe Ave

Porta Potties/ ADA: East Jackson by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Harrison Ave next to Landry’s

Porta Potties: Harrison Ave behind Lyric

Chancery Building Parking Lot at Square Fair

Behind City Hall

Restrooms: First Floor of the Parking Garage, Outside of the South Side Entrance