Sorghum festival returns to South Point

September 12, 2018

SOUTH POINT - A free community event designed to usher in fall is making South Point a little sweeter.

The South Point Sorghum Bluegrass Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, on Township Road 161 behind South Point High School. Gates open at 6 a.m. and the festival is expected to last until about 4 or 5 p.m., organizers say.

Attendees can easily find the festival by following the signs for the highway patrol in South Point, which will lead to the festival from U.S. 52.

Activities lined up feature entertainment by the way of cloggers along with bluegrass and gospel bands. There will be food, such as pinto beans and cornbread, apple-butter making demonstrations, and wagon rides for children.

The event has taken place locally for about 20 years.

Sorghum, a naturally sweet, mild-flavored syrup made from sorghum cane, was an important sweetener for many small communities in America before the glucose surge. The clean juice is concentrated through evaporation and yields the clear, amber-colored syrup, which can be used as a flavoring or sugar substitute and is popular as a topping for pancakes or biscuits, poured over ice cream or as a milder sweetener in breads or cookies. Folks are invited to bring their lawn chairs and stay a while.

For more information, call 740-894-4294 or 740-646-1699.

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