Sorghum, bluegrass fest is Saturday

Published 7:48 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Annual event held in South Point since 1999

SOUTH POINT— The annual sorghum and bluegrass festival in South Point is set for Saturday, and will feature a variety of food and entertainment.

Ivan Smith, event founder and organizer, said the festival has been taking place since 1999, and usually draws around 300 people.

The Proctorville Eastern Star lodge will begin making apple butter at the site around 6 a.m. Saturday, and the event is open to the public all day.

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“Entertainment will start at 12:30 p.m. with cloggers,” Smith said. “And we’ll also have wagon rides for the kids.”

Following the performance of the Lincoln County Cloggers, bluegrass gospel group Midnight Storm will perform at 1 p.m., the John Thornsbury Trio at 2 p.m. and Bobby Maynard and the Breakdowns bluegrass group at 3 p.m. Smith said the event will wrap up around 4 p.m.

Besides the music entertainment, sorghum and apple butter will be available for sale, as well as concessions and Dan Fulks making pinto beans and cornbread over an open fire.

The festival will take place on Township Road 161 behind South Point High School.