For the third year in a row, Roswell will showcase its Southern Trilogy homes during the “Trilogy Trolley Crawl” this Saturday.
This year the staff at Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation have concocted a European getaway experience for guests, according to Morgan Timmis, historic and cultural affairs manager for Roswell.
People should expect to have "a great time," she said of the event.
The city, which expects 1,000 to 1,200 people at the event, will sell tickets through tomorrow's "Alive After 5" on Canton Street and they anticipate running out.
The three homes will be transformed into England, France and Italy during the crawl, which has become legendary for combining an evening of themed partying with a chance to view the historic homes. Guests will enjoy a bit of old Roswell while dining on regional cuisine and entertainment from each of the European destinations.
- - British "royalty" - including newlyweds, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - will greet guests at Barrington Hall. A "London fog" station will help guests cool off and a Beatles tribute band are sure to entertain while guests dine on traditional pub food like English bangers and mash in a stout-beer demi-glace and trifles prepared with fresh berries, sponge cake and vanilla cream. Wash it down with a pint of traditional British beer on tap.
- - The famous ‘Dames Aflame’ will make a lasting impression with their Can-Can routine, a Marie Antoinette act and the French Feather Fan dance! Guests will feel as if they're in Paris while listening to French vocalist, Josephine Baker. Parisian cuisine will include salmon and spinach encroute - "in a crust" - served with a wild mushroom salad, champagne vinaigrette and Crepes Suzette. Champagne cocktails will flow as guests wander the grounds.
- - A “Roman Disco” will rock the house as famous local DJ Italiano and Steve the Extreme play tunes and introduce you to the Italian Chicken Dance. Italian entertainers will roam the grounds as guests satisfy pasta cravings with gnocchi prepared with prosciutto, oven-dried tomatoes and pesto, served with crostini bruschetta, cannolis and barrel-aged "vino."
"People who might not ever get to these special historic homes - let alone three international destinations - will have the chance to get a sneak peek at both in just one evening," Timmis said in a written statement.
Guests may begin the evening at any of the three locations, according to city staff. Six trolleys will transport guests from site to site and parking will be available at each site, with additional parking at the First Baptist Church parking lot on Mimosa Boulevard.
A ticket to the event - which takes place on the grounds of the three historic properties - costs $40 and includes one drink voucher, three sampler plate food tickets (one for each home), as well as live entertainment and trolley shuttles from site to site.
The event takes place this Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the following ticket outlets: , , , , , , and the .