The goal of the Oxford Partnerships is to promote growth in the Oxford tourism sector and generate visitors to Oxford. Eligible projects are those that target visitors from outside Oxford and Lafayette County for the explicit purpose of generating hotel/motel/B&B business and sales among food and beverage establishments in Oxford, Mississippi. Oxford Partnerships are funded by the local 2% hotel/motel tax and the 2% prepared food and beverage tax collected among Oxford establishments and is administered by Visit Oxford (Oxford Tourism Council).
Funding for the 2020 Fiscal Year is no longer available. Applications for FY 2021 will be available for submission mid-August 2020. Funding will be available October 2020.
Events must occur between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
Preference will be given to events that drive hotel room nights in Oxford hotels from Sunday-Thursday nights and during the months of December-February and June-August.
All applications are subject to Oxford Tourism Council and Oxford Partnerships Committee review and funding availability. Funding may be used for promotion, administrative costs, performance fees, meals, staff, etc. Should an event be canceled for any reason, including inclement weather, all monies from Visit Oxford are to be re-paid by the event or organization no later than 30 days from the date of cancelation. This includes any money spent on advertising, and or pre-event expenses.
Visitor Welcome Bags can be purchased from the Visit Oxford Visitors Center. These bags contain visitors brochures and information about tourism related items in Oxford. These bags are meant for the purpose of educating visitors from outside Lafayette who are staying overnight in an Oxford Hotel, Motel or Bed and Breakfast. The first 30 bags for events are free and each bag beyond 30 costs $1. Multiple requests for the same event by different individuals is prohibited. To order please fill out the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, the Visitors Center Staff can be contacted for questions at 662.232.2477, Bag orders must be placed 48hrs in advance of your desired pickup date.
Download a Visitor Welcome Bags Request Form – Save the pdf to your computer before filling in the fields. On completion email the form to email@example.com or mail it to the address provided on the form.