Sorghum festival Sept. 19

Published 10:13 am Monday, September 7, 2015

Gates open at 6 a.m., music at noon

SOUTH POINT — The 17th annual sorghum festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 19 on Township Road 161 behind South Point High School.

Gates will open at 6 a.m. and music will begin at noon.

“It’s an all-day event where families get together,” Ivan Smith, event organizer, said. “We’ll have bluegrass music, food and wagon rides.”

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For many previous years, those in charge of the event grew sorghum for the festival. However, last year and this year, sorghum was purchased and picked up from the Amish near the Kentucky Tennessee line, Smith said.

“We’ve had some really good crowds in the past,” Smith said. “It doesn’t cost anything to get in and it’s a pretty good day for families and the community. We do this just for the benefit of people.”

Smith added that the sorghum is sold to break even on the bands.

The festival will go on all day and conclude in the evening.