Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Experience the Milton Roundup Oct. 15.

Get ready for games, rides, shopping, food, entertainment and much more

MILTON, Ga., Oct. 4, 2011 - The City of Milton will hold its fifth birthday party Saturday, Oct. 15 at Birmingham United Methodist Church from noon to 6 p.m., and everyone is invited to let loose and have a ball.

For continually updated information about this year's festival, including event and parking maps, volunteer information and a list of entertainment, visit

"The Roundup is one of my favorite events all year," said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood. "I've enjoyed watching it grow and seeing the sense of community and excitement our visitors and businesses bring to it every year."

Admission is free, as is parking. Unlike in previous years, however, parking will be off site at Birmingham Park and continuous shuttles will run all day. The park is located off Hickory Flat Road behind Fire Station No. 43 (click here for directions). Click here for directions to Birmingham United Methodist Church.

Just like last year, the first 250 entrants who bring two canned goods for North Fulton Community Charities receive a free T-shirt, which will be available at the main information tent. Come early to take advantage of this offer, as supplies will go fast. The shirts will then be on sale for $10 for adult sizes and $8 for youth sizes.

Commemorative T-shirts are also available for all volunteers. If you're interested in helping out, contact Cindy Eade, Milton's sustainability coordinator, at 678-242-2509 or

This is the biggest Roundup yet, said John Rebar, Milton's Parks and Recreation Director. This year's blowout includes the Milton Herald Children's Arts and Activities Tent, two stages hosting entertainment throughout the day and 80 vendors and non-profit groups offering everything from jewelry, to holiday decorations, to information on local services and animal rescue groups, to barbecue, pizza, sandwiches, desserts and anything else that tickles your fancy.

There are acres of free activities, including the rock wall, moonwalks, bungee stations and, of course, the event's signature mechanical bull. But don't forget to bring cash for the helicopter rides, petting zoo and pony carousel.

"Join us and come see what Milton has to offer,"
said Rebar. "We can't wait to meet you all."The 2011 Milton Roundup is sponsored by AroundAbout Community Magazine, AT&T, Birmingham United Methodist Church, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Community and Southern Bank, Fun-Fare, 101.5 FM Kicks, The Milton Herald, The Milton Neighbor, Optech, Quantum Bank, Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, Comfort Zone, It's My Party Rentals, Safebuilt, Wellness Centers of America, Advanced Disposal, Bath Fitter, The Butler Swayne Team Real Estate, Grand Master E.H. Chung Tae Kwon Do, Domino's Pizza, The Goddard School and Publix.

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