Sorghum festival set for Saturday

Published 10:06 am Monday, September 15, 2014

SOUTH POINT — The 16th annual Willow Creek Sorghum and Bluegrass Festival kicks off this weekend with all the staples attendees have come to love — live music, homemade food and of course, a lot of the sweet stuff.

The festival opens Saturday and Ivan Smith, organizer and founder of the festival, said apple butter makers will be on deck at about 6 a.m. Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.

“People who know about it (the festival) know the schedule, but usually people start coming in to catch the entertainment,” Smith said.

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The Lincoln County Cloggers will perform first, followed by Yesterday’s Gospel at 1 p.m., Robin Tackett and Midnight Storm at 2 p.m., Mt. View at 3 p.m., and Stillwater at 4 p.m. There will also be wagon rides.

In addition to the live music, sorghum and apple butter, people have come to expect Dan Fulks’ kettle full of homemade beans and fresh corn bread.

“He has been doing that for years and at other festivals,” Smith said. “He sells out pretty quick.”

The festival is free and is located on Township Road 161 off Sand Road behind South Point High School. There will be signs posted.

There is a covered shelter but organizers encourage people to bring camp chairs.

For more information, contact Smith at 740-894-4294 or Bill Enyart at 740-377-2418.