Happy Birthday, City of Milton! The party starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Birmingham United Methodist Church and everybody is invited to the sixth annual Milton Roundup.
For six hours – yes, one hour for every year the city has existed – the community can enjoy an activities tent for kids, live performances by musicians and others, a rock wall, moonwalk, bungee station and the signature mechanical bull. All of those activities are free, as are admission and parking, said Miltno Communications Manager Jason Wright in his press releases about the event.
But bring a little cash so you don't miss out on the food and other activities, such as helicopter rides, petting zoon and pony carousel.
The first 250 entrants even get a free T-shirt, available at the main information tent. Supplies are expected to go fast, according to the Milton Roundup webpage.
Unlike many festivals, the Milton Roundup is all about the city. Vendor booths are limited to non-profits, fun activities and the necessities, such as food. Expect to learn about different activities and departments in the city, and a little history.
"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 bring to it every year."
Visit the Milton Roundup website page for continually updated information about this year's festival, including a parking map, volunteer information and a list of entertainment.
(The city advises if using a GPS device to navigate to the Milton Roundup, use 15770 Birmingham Highway Milton GA 30004 as the address).
The 2012 Milton Roundup is sponsored by the Milton Herald, Milton Neighbor, Birmingham United Methodist Church, Fun Fare, Five Star Painting, Quantum National Bank, Dentistry at Milton, Superior Plumbing, AT&T, Blencoe & Co. Photographic Arts, It's My Party Rentals, My North Fulton Monthly, SAFEbuilt, Optech, Roswell Pediatric Center, P.C., Domino's Pizza, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CPI Security Systems, EverDry Waterproofing, Fontis Mountain Spring Water, Nationwide Insurance, PNC Bank, Prudential Insurance, Travel Leaders, Karate Atlanta, Butler Swayne Team Real Estate and Power Home Remodeling Group.