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25th Annual Labor Day Sorghum Festival

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

More than 70 years ago, sorghum syrup was a common sweetener on dinner tables throughout rural Texas. Many farmers grew small patches in their fields. At harvest time, they would bring their cane to a nearby farm that had a mill. Families would work together to press cane and cook it down into syrup. At Brazos de Dios, we carry on this community tradition with our Annual Sorghum Harvest. Watch the entire process as we make sweet sorghum syrup–from pressing raw sorghum cane with a horse-powered mill to cooking the sap into rich, golden brown syrup. Taste samples of sorghum syrup on freshly-baked cornbread made from stoneground cornmeal! This Year At the Festival We’ll Have: Sorghum Pressing and Syrup Cook-off, Outdoor BBQ & Brick Oven Pizza, Fresh Cranked Ice Cream, Horse-Drawn Hayrides, Demonstrations of Various Fine Hand-Crafts, Make-your-own Activities, and Special Music at Noon.

Details

Date:
September 2
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.homesteadheritage.com/events/

Venue

Homestead Heritage
608 Dry Creek Rd
Waco, TX 76705 United States
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Phone:
(254) 754-9600
Website:
http://www.homesteadheritage.com/

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