Annual tradition set for Oct. 1 before Auburn homecoming game.
Auburn University’s Ag Heritage Park is the place to be for homecoming Saturday, Oct. 1, as the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture present the 2016 Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture. A homecoming pregame tradition, Ag Roundup will open four hours before the Auburn/Louisiana Monroe football game and wrap up an hour before kickoff.
This is the 37th year the alumni group and college have co-sponsored Ag Roundup with the goal of increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of agriculture and its major impact on Alabama’s economy.
Arguably the biggest pregame tailgate party on the Auburn campus, Ag Roundup offers samples of a multitude of Alabama-grown and/or -processed food products, from bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and fried catfish to steamed edamame and collard greens.
In addition to food, Ag Roundup features children’s activities, informative displays, and silent and live auctions to raise money for College of Agriculture scholarships. Last year’s Roundup drew over 2,600 football fans and area residents and raised a record $28,850 for scholarships.
Admission is $5 per person, payable at the gate, with children 6 and under admitted free. Activities will be set up on the South Donahue Drive side of Ag Heritage Park with the main entrance located between the Alabama Farmers Pavilion and the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena.
Corporate sponsors for 2016 include John Deere, SunSouth LLC, TriGreen Equipment and Milo’s Tea Co.
Ag Heritage Park is on South Donahue Drive, between Lem Morrison Drive and West Samford Avenue.