Friends of the Museum’s Annual Harvest Supper

Nighttime scene at Rowan Oak the night of Harvest Supper. Includes event attendesss and a light chandelier on a dark wooded background.

Taylor Square Photography, Oxford, MS

Harvest Supper, Friends of the Museum annual fundraiser. Set on the grounds of Rowan Oak, the event benefits University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses.


Annual Harvest Supper at Rowan Oak

Individuals, businesses and other organizations may become Harvest Supper sponsors at these levels:

  • Presenting Level: $10,000
  • Platinum Level: $5,000
  • Gold Level: $2,500 
  • Silver Level: $1,200
  • Bronze Level: $600
Interested in past Harvest Suppers? See below. 

The Friends of the Museum is a volunteer organization that supports museum fundraising, advocacy and special programing. Harvest Supper prides itself on being a showcase of local and regional artists, musicians, and chefs. Annually, the event connects alumni, local residents, and out-of-town guests with artists, writers, and musicians for dinner and entertainment on the historic grounds of Rowan Oak, the former home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, in Oxford, Mississippi.

Through Harvest Supper, the Friends has been able to give more than $100,000 annually to the museum, most of which comes from sponsorships. The various sponsorship levels guarantee tickets to the Harvest Supper, admission passes to Rowan Oak, membership to the University Museum, and much more.

The University of Mississippi Museum has again been recognized as one of the top collegiate museums in the country, and William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, is designated a National Historic Landmark. Harvest Supper contributions help support fantastic programs and projects at both the Museum and Rowan Oak, including continued support of Rowan Oak’s arrival experience. These contributions also serve our entire community by shining a spotlight on the wonderful tradition of fine arts and culture we are proud to recognize and celebrate in Oxford.

If you have questions about Harvest Supper please visit for more information. To inquire about sponsorships please email the museum at

Proceeds from the evening will help support numerous aspects of the University Museum, including acquisitions, the Conversations guest lecture series, exhibitions, educational programming, and special events. The event also supports special project costs for Rowan Oak and the Walton-Young Historic House, also managed by the museum.