Auburn University’s Ag Roundup and Taste of Alabama celebrate 30 years on Saturday

AUBURN – Auburn University’s 30th Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at Ag Heritage Park. Festivities precede the Auburn vs. Furman homecoming game.

Ag Roundup began as a reunion for alumni and friends of Auburn’s College of Agriculture and an opportunity to spotlight the bounty of delicious foods Alabama farmers produce and to increase awareness of agriculture’s significant impact on the state’s economy.

Today, the event draws thousands of Tiger fans who have learned that for $5 they can enjoy a pregame feast that features everything from grilled burgers, fried catfish and roast leg of lamb to turnip greens, sweet potato fries and fresh-from-the-orchard satsumas.

Also on tap will be live and silent auctions that raise money for College of Agriculture scholarships, informative displays from Auburn University departments and organizations and various commodity groups, live music, children’s activities and visits from Auburn’s pep band and cheerleaders.

Ag Heritage Park is a historic greenspace and recreational and research site located on the corner of Samford Avenue and Donahue Drive in Auburn. The event is cosponsored by the College of Agriculture and the Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association, with corporate partners Milo’s Tea and John Deere.

Admission is $5. Children ages six and under will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate.

Ag-related businesses and organizations are invited to set up exhibits at Ag Roundup. No product sales are allowed but samples of products may be offered. Donations of auction items are also welcome. For more information, call (334) 844-3204 or (334) 844-3596 or e-mail rollome@auburn.edu.

Contact: Katie Jackson Smith (334) 844-5887 (smithcl@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)