Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Annual Chicken BBQ and Arts & Crafts Fair - August 19, 2012

Below is a press release from the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MACCIT) about the upcoming Chicken BBQ at North Goodrich Park and the Arts and Crafts Fair at the Milton House.

On Sunday, August 19th, Milton will host the annual Arts and Crafts Fair and the Air Products/DeDenter Auto Shop Chicken BBQ on the grounds of the historic Milton House Museum and neighboring North Goodrich Park. The Milton Historical Society and Milton Area Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MACCIT) co-host this event. 

Starting at 11 a.m., the Air Products/DeDenter Auto Shop Chicken BBQ begins in North Goodrich Park. Visitors can stop by and enjoy a chicken meal, hot dogs or brats. Chicken will be served until it’s gone, so get there early! 

The Milton Community Fund is hosting a Concert in the Park during the festivities. Joe Roberts & Band will perform from 11am-1pm that day. A variety of other booths and activities will take place in the park during the day. The rain date for the Chicken BBQ and Concert in the Park is the following Sunday, August 26th in North Goodrich Park. 

Once again, the Milton Historical Society Arts and Crafts fair will be juried, in which vendors are required to provide photographs of raw materials and themselves working their product, as well as examples of their work. This is done to ensure vendors are selling a product which they have created. Artists and crafters will be on hand selling their unique creations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Milton House. Tours of this historic site will also be given at reduced rates. The Arts & Craft Fair is being held rain or shine. 

Also, this year MACCIT will be hosting a 50/50 raffle. Presale tickets are available at a variety of locations throughout Milton including the banks, Piggly Wiggly, Dave’s Ace Hardware and Junction Pub. The winner will be announced at 2:00pm. All proceeds go to MACCIT and assist with Milton Tourism & Economic Development. “When purchasing a MACCIT raffle ticket you are making an investment in your own local community. All proceeds from the raffle benefit Milton through economic development and tourism efforts.” says Terry Williamson, MACCIT’s Tourism and Events Committee Chair. 

The MACCIT Chicken BBQ and the Milton Historical Society Arts and Crafts on the Lawn is a Milton "hometown" tradition that continues to draw more area citizens as well as surrounding neighbors each year. Young and old are able to enjoy a day in Milton filled with shopping, food and fun.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, contact MACCIT at 608-868-6222 or email us at