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Sorghum Festival 2023

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The 2023 Sorghum Festival will be Friday, September 29th & Saturday, Saturday, September 30th, 2023.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Please sign up through to join us as a volunteer.

Some of the events include the 5K Sorghum Shuffle, Baby Contest, In the Barnyard Events, Parade, Frog Jumping Contest, Dog Show, Car, Tractor, and Motorcycle Cruise In, Washington County Fair Exhibits, Food and Craft Vendors, and Small Town Big Heart Idol.

Free Concerts featuring Trey Washburn, STR8FWD on Friday night beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday night’s Free concert with Headliner JD Shelburne is sponsored by Springfield Tourism, the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Come join us for the 2023 Sorghum Festival

What exactly is sorghum? Sorghum is a tall, broad-leaf plant that resembles corn in the field, but the grain crop is best known for its end product, sweet sorghum syrup. Kentucky and Tennessee lead the nation in sorghum production. It is typically harvested in September and October. Many sorghum producers extract the juice from the freshly cut plants right in the field. The juice is bright green and generally goes to the mill where it is kept heated in holding tanks until the next day when it is cooked, thickening in to a light amber syrup. It takes 10 gallons of the juice to produce 1 gallon of syrup.
Sorghum is 100 percent natural and is high in antioxidants. It may be substituted in recipes for sugar, molasses, or honey. See for details.

Nutritional Values of Sweet Sorghum
Protein, %Nx6.25 300 mg Magnesium 20.00 mg
Carbohydrates 15 gm Phosphorus 11.00 mg
Calories 62 Potassium 200 mg
Calcium 30 mg Sodium 1.60 mg
Copper 0.03 mg Zinc 0.80 mg
Iron 0.76 mg Riboflavin (B2) 0/03 mg
Source: National Sweet Sorghum Producers and Processors Association

For those who have visited the Sorghum Festival for years and wish to be able to get Poorhouse Sorghum through out the year you can find their online store at  PoorhouseSorghum – Etsy

The 2023 Vendor Row will feature crafters and information booths, to be a vendor please use the link below to fill out the application. There is not a hard copy of this application. Please note that the Springfield-Washington County Chamber Sorghum Festival does not permit bulk sale vendors or flea market vendors. Sorghum Festival Craft and Information Vendor Application

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