Carlee Schulte, Director
Milledgeville Main Street/DDA
Deep Roots Festival Headquarters
P. O. Box 1422
127 East Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA  31059
(478) 414-4014 phone
(478) 452-4834 fax

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                    May 22, 2012

Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority is thrilled to announce that the Deep Roots Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for the month of October 2012. The Southeast Tourism Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of tourism throughout the Southeast.

STS developed this program to recognize successful festivals and special events across the Southeast. Independent judges evaluate nominations to identify 20 events across the region each month. Selection as an STS Top 20 Event is a validation of an event's quality and a distinction that events use effectively in their ongoing marketing and publicity.

Events included in the Top 20 receive extensive exposure in print media, web, television and radio in the U.S. and Canada. Over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, AAA's and others receive the listings.
Founded in 1983, a small group of travel & tourism industry leaders from the Southeast gathered to organize a new, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of tourism throughout the region. Those charter members shared a mutual belief that regional promotion through partnership between states would create a powerful marketing alliance unparalleled throughout our country. Joining to make this dream a reality, they created STS.

A quarter century later, their vision has been validated as the Southeast Tourism Society has established itself as a leader among other travel organizations nationwide. STS members recognize the vast number of attractions, sporting events, history, scenic and cultural beauty found within the Southeast and work together uniting the strengths and resources of the region.

Main Street Director, Carlee Schulte said, "The Deep Roots Festival has grown into a well-known event and this designation will help further the exposure for not only the festival but also Milledgeville-Baldwin County."
The Deep Roots Festival is an annual celebration showcasing art, crafts, and live music. The festival features a car show, a kid's zone and a barbeque contest as well.  Make sure to mark your calendar for October 20, 2012 to attend the award winning Deep Roots Festival in its 9th year!

For more information about the Deep Roots Festival contact the Main Street office 478-414.4014 or email