TASTE OF ALABAMA, FALL ROUNDUP SET AT AUBURN
Auburn University's College of Agriculture and AU Agricultural Alumni Association will host its 26th annual Taste of Alabama Agriculture and Fall Ag Roundup on Sept. 24.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Ag Heritage Park on the campus of Auburn University will be the scene of a colossal tailgating party Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. as the College of Agriculture and the AU Agricultural Alumni Association host the 26th annual Taste of Alabama Agriculture and Fall Ag Roundup.
Held every Homecoming Saturday, the event draws more than 1,500 people each year and features a wide range of food items -- both traditional and exotic -- that are grown or processed in Alabama. Among the taste delights that may be found at this year's Taste of Alabama Agriculture are sweet potato fries, collard greens and cornbread, fried catfish, chicken, pork, all-beef burgers, roast lamb, goat sausage, satsuma oranges, kiwi fruit, pecans, boiled peanuts and many other delicacies.
In addition to great food, the roundup offers auctions, musical entertainment, visits from Aubie and the AU Cheerleaders and much more. Numerous academic departments, student organizations and commodity or agribusiness groups will have exhibits.
Included among the displays will be a miniature syrup mill and cotton gin and Old Nancy, an antique steam tractor. A special children's section will feature a petting zoo, pumpkin painting and face painting.
A highlight of the morning will be the auctions, both live and silent, the proceeds from which go to fund much-needed scholarship support for deserving students in the College of Agriculture.
The taste and roundup will wind down at 12:30 p.m., or one hour before kickoff of AU's homecoming game against Western Kentucky. Admission is $5, with children 6 and under admitted free.
Ag Heritage Park is on Samford Avenue between Donahue Drive and Wire Road, just two blocks from Jordan-Hare Stadium.
For more information on this year's Taste of Alabama and Roundup, contact Elaine Rollo at 334-844-3204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.