For Immediate Release:
Another year of recognition for the Deep Roots Festival at industry awards banquet
February 24, 2012

February 21st was the annual Southeast Festivals and Events Kaleidoscope Awards Banquet designed to recognize the marketing, programming and overall event. These awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast region. The Annual Southeast Festivals and Events Association Conference was hosted by the Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport Tennessee, February 20-22. The Awards Banquet Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Conference. Top festivals and events throughout the southeast were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the events industry and of them was the Deep Roots Festival. The recognition that the Deep Roots Festival receives for winning these awards helps to draw over 15,000 people to Milledgeville each year. "Once again it was exciting to be a part of such a successful event. It was an honor to receive these awards on behalf of the Deep Roots Festival Committee, The City of Milledgeville and Ryan Myers." said Carlee Schulte, Director of Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority.  

After working hard to send in nomination packets for 8 categories, the Deep Roots Festival Committee was thrilled to win 6 awards; 1 Bronze, 3 Silver and 2 Gold! The Deep Roots Festival won Bronze in the Best Sponsor. The City of Milledgeville Public Works Department provides an enormous amount of labor and logistics assistance helping prepare for the festival prior to, during and after. Best Event, Marketing Campaign, and Event Program took home Silver awards. The Deep Roots Festival Committee entered a photograph taken by Ryan Myers for Best Event Photograph; Myers chose to capture the view of the band looking over City Hall and the thousands of fans enjoying the daylong celebration of crafts, cooking, kids, and cars. The Event Poster was recognized and took home Gold! Each year these awards provide important recognition throughout the southeast for the Deep Roots Festival.

Make sure to mark your calendar for October 20, 2012 to attend the award winning Deep Roots Festival in its 9th year!


Carlee Schulte, Director
Milledgeville Main Street/ DDA
P. O. Box 1422
127 East Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA  31059
(478) 414-4014 phone
(478) 452-4834 fax
(478) 288-0111 cell