AU READY FOR FALL ROUNDUP, TASTE OF ALABAMA AG
AUBURN, Ala. -- When Auburn University takes on the Furman University Paladins in Saturday's homecoming game, it will also mark the 30th anniversary of its largest tailgate party -- the Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture.
|Guy Hall of the Alabama Farmers Federation, left, serves Taste of Alabama guests.|
Held at Ag Heritage Park prior to the football game, Ag Roundup began as a reunion for alumni and friends of Auburn's College of Agriculture. Now, it also serves as an opportunity to spotlight the bounty of foods Alabama farmers produce, and increase awareness of agriculture's significant impact on the state's economy.
Today, the event draws thousands of Auburn fans who pay $5 to enjoy a pregame feast featuring everything from grilled burgers, fried catfish and roast leg of lamb to turnip greens, sweet potato fries and fresh-from-the-orchard satsumas.
In addition to the food, there will be live and silent auctions that raise money for College of Agriculture scholarships, displays from Auburn University departments and organizations and various commodity groups, live music, children's activities and visits from AU's cheerleaders and pep band.
Ag Roundup begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up at noon at Ag Heritage Park on the corner of Samford Avenue and Donahue Drive in Auburn. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and the AU Agricultural Alumni Association, with corporate partners Milo's Tea and John Deere.
Admission is $5; children 6 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate.
For more information, call (334) 844 3204 or (334) 844-3596, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.