The 36th Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture, or Ag Roundup, will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Ag Heritage Park and run until 2 p.m., an hour before kickoff of the Auburn University–San Jose State homecoming football game.
Co-sponsored by Auburn’s College of Agriculture and the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Association, Ag Roundup is a super-sized tailgate party where, for $5, you can sample a wide variety of foods grown and/or processed in Alabama. Typical fare runs the gamut from fried chicken, fried catfish and smoked sausage to edamame, satsumas and collard greens with sweet potato fries.
In addition to the food, Ag Roundup features children’s activities, informative exhibits and live and silent auctions that raise money for College of Agriculture scholarships. Musical entertainment at this year’s event will be provided by Jessie Lynn Nichols, an agricultural communications major from Prattville.
All activities will be set up on the South Donahue Drive side of Ag Heritage Park, with the main entrance located between the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena and the Alabama Farmers Pavilion. The public is invited to attend. The $5-per-person admission fee is payable at the gate; children 6 and under are admitted free.