For Immediate Release:

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. 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.

2014 marks the 11th year for the festival and over the past 10 years the festival has grown the Kids Zone and Arts & Crafts, hosted nationally recognized artists and has even rebranded the festival.
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