Ugly Tie Fest took place in Downtown Gulfport over the weekend
If you noticed some rather questionable fashion statements in Gulfport over the weekend, don’t worry, it was all for the Ugly Tie Fest.
The free festival brought food trucks, vendors, and live music to the streets of Downtown Gulfport on Saturday. It also encouraged festival goers to bring out their ugliest tie for the event.
The event was originally scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend, but was postponed because of rain.
Although, the event was fit for the whole family, it was catered towards dads with a vintage motorcycle show and the ugly tie contest.
A majority of the festival was rain free, much to the delight of local business owners, festivalgoers, and event organizers. District on the Alley Manager Logan McBride said, “It’s been pretty rough the last week because it rained pretty much every single day. So, it’s good to see everybody out here to get a chance to drink, see motorcycles, and have a good time.”
Festivalgoer Ashely Butsch said, “We’re just excited to be out celebrating since the weather is somewhat nice today. We really wanted to come support the local vendors and get into the spirit of the Ugly Tie Festival. So, we’re just excited to be out here.”
SuperTalk Mississippi Media Director of Operations Kenny Vest said, “The crowd is excellent. Just a great turnout. Had some rain and that put a damper on things as we were setting up, but right now it’s packed so we’re happy.”
SuperTalk Mississippi Media worked in conjunction with the City of Gulfport and others to put on the event. They’re hoping to bring more events to the Gulf Coast.