Double Decker Bus tour Saturday before regional

If watching the 12th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels play in the Oxford Regional wasn’t enough of a reason to visit Lafayette County this weekend, the staff at Visit Oxford decided to sweeten the deal.

With up to 10,000 baseball fans expected to attend games at Oxford-University Stadium, Visit Oxford saw the opportunity to showcase local attractions, including campus, with a Double Decker Bus tour Saturday. The tour will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is just $5.

Mary Allen Hedges, Director of Visit Oxford, located at 415 South Lamar Blvd., on the Square, said the unplanned boost to the economy is very welcomed.

“I’m not as big of a baseball buff as I need to be, but I felt like early in the season, this wasn’t too expected to have this. Then the closer we got to the end of the season, I kept hearing chatter that this could happen. It was a nice, pleasant surprise for sure,” Hedges said of the regional. “The summer is a little quieter here. We do have orientations in June which are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, so this was just a great kind of off week to promote.”

For more information on Oxford or the bus tour, visit And for a more detailed look at this weekend’s regional, including features on Ole Miss, the business impact of the regional locally, team profiles and other related content, see Friday’s print edition of the Oxford Citizen and the Citizen online for breaking updates.

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