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Milton Roundup Celebrates Six Years on Saturday

Free admission, parking activities make this an affordable event for families.

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

Travis Allen October 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
If it's all about the city, then where are the "city" businesses? I don't see many businesses that have had a presence at previous events...maybe the $500 sponsorship had something to do with it.
Bob Pepalis (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 03:05 PM
The city actually restricts most businesses other than a few food vendors from having a physical presence at the Roundup to keep it from becoming too commercial. Sponsors get recognition on signs, the website, email and brochures, but not a place to set up a tent.
Sandy Sheley October 15, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Well, that's a change. I remember several commercial entities, like the bank and the vet clinic, having tents and giving away freebies in prior years. I didn't think it made the Roundup too commercial, it was nice being able to talk to the local businesses.
Travis Allen October 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Bob, I "chaired" the Roundup Committee for the past 5 years...trust me on this, I think I know what I'm talking about.

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