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Roberta Underwood
· October 22, 2017
I'm local and I had never been to the new location of the Sorghum Festival until yesterday, Saturday, October 21. I thought since the location was changed from the Fort Sorghum many years back, it w...ouldn't have the same atmosphere. Yes, it did have somewhat a different feel. But, I would recommend it to all ages. There were such a great variety of activities such as the biscuit eating contest, the pole climbing, the rock throwing, the rides and more. The audience's cheering for all these activities just did a person's heart good. Seeing and hearing those young cloggers show their talent and energy made a person feel young and energized again. Plus they were fascinating. The number of vendors was amazing........from home canned veggies, jams, jellies, pickled beets, pickled corn and beans, pickled eggs, pickled okra, salsa and more to local honey to jewelry to showing your skill of tossing rings to win a stuffed animal to slime making, to all the food.... kettle corn, pork skins, best tasting bbq, funnel cakes, cotton candy, cheese nachos, and more. But, the highlight is watching the sorghum being made. Oh, the smell of it cooking makes a person want to buy a jar and go home, make a pan of homemade biscuits and put some of that goodness on one, two or three biscuits. This is just touching the surface of what you can see, buy, eat and do. But, what this organization does for the community and aiding children and needy families is such a reward for all their hours of organizing and work to make this festival a success. My daughter, grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this festival. Can't wait until we will attend next year. See More
Roger Brown
· October 21, 2017
Well after reading everyone's reviews and their dislikes about the Apple Festival we decided to just go to Panaroma Apple barn and then go to the Blairsville Sorghum festival. Basically everything tha...t people disliked about the Apple Festival they got right. First all parking is free, only $4 to get in, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash they even had water bowls set up for them, and in the food area they had 2 large tents set up with probably 20 picnic tables. The vendors booths were spaced out and from the prices that I checked they seemed to be reasonable. Oh and the biggest thing was that they actually had a working sorghum mill so you could see and smell it being made and buy it fresh off the mill. Oh and we bought a whole smoked pork butt from the guys that were cooking them there and I highly recommend that everyone else buy one, after a 2 hour drive home it was still warm and was amazing I wish we had of bought 2 of them. We will be back again next year. See More
Laura Makuk Holmes
· October 22, 2017
What a great weekend! I'm pretty sure I won't eat biscuits for the next several months but the contest was well worth the shirt! You guys sure know how to have fun! The vendors were great this year...! Miss Jennys Soaps are awesome and the BBQ from the baseball team was outstanding! The whole festival was fantastic! I'll be back for sure next year! Thank you to all those that work so hard to make it memorable! See More
Marsha A. Donnelly Cassell
· November 2, 2017
I am trying to find the name of the vendor on Oct 15th,2017 that made and sold photo Coasters. I misplaced her business card and I wanted to place an order. She was set up on the backside of the creek... to the right. If any one knows, please let me know. Thanks! See More
Jackie Criswell Easterwood
· October 22, 2017
We love the Sorghum Festival. My family has been going for several years. It's a great way to spend a day outside in the Fall . There is always a lot of good foods, crafts and shows to watch. An...yone who hasn't been at least once should definitely go. See More
Janet Ley Pike
· October 23, 2017
We were visiting in the area for the GA Mtn Fair and decided to check out this festival. Loved the arts & crafts and learning how the Sorghum is made. Loved the location in beautiful Meeks Park. We... spent several hours there and very much enjoyed. See More
John Jones
· October 22, 2017
This was a fun festival with lots of small town character. I knew of sorghum flour, but now I've seen how syrup is made from the stalks. Biscuit eating and pole climbing were two of the fun competitio...ns. And good music. See More
Retha McLain
· October 16, 2017
Great festival family friendly.
A lot of arts and crafts vendors to cater to a variety of tastes in decor.
Several food vendors, offering a variety of foods for different tastes. ...
The making of sorghum syrup was a step back into our past and a welcome visit to an almost forgotten art .
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Barbara Doig
· October 23, 2017
Lived in GA for 35+ years and have never been before. Was fun, good choice of food from variety of vendors at reasonable prices. Great to see mostly local arts and crafts, worth the long drive.
Sarah Snowden Thomas
· October 16, 2017
We had a great day. We watched the Soghum came become a beautiful golden syrup. We brought some home. Cannot wait to try it on a hot biscuit!
Lori Murphy
· October 16, 2017
Lots of crafts and good food. Live music was enjoyable. Of course the sorghum cooking was just so memorable. Brought back a lot of sweet memories.
Marilyn June Sparks
· October 17, 2016
The atmosphere was great the people were amazing so polite and respectful. A great variety of booths to look at , the talent that was there again amazing. Just so many wonderful things to see and buy ...if you choose to. The food smells in the air was making my stomach growl that's how good it smelled. See More
Robin Pangborn
· October 16, 2016
We encountered very friendly people starting from the parking lot and all the way through the festival grounds. Authentic country music and entertainment which made us feel like we stepped back in tim...e. We enjoyed the music and of course the sorghum biscuits. Glad to help the charities in the community. See More
Becky Fountain
· October 17, 2016
The festival was fun. It was shady and cool even though the day was warm. I would like to have seen the syrup being made the old-time way or some old-time craft demonstrations. I was really grateful t...here was no charge for parking or admission. That left us money to spend on other things. I plan to visit the Sorghum Festival again next year. See More
Annette Kaplan Divers
· October 15, 2016
We come to the festival each year and just love it. The puppeteer was fantastic!!!!! The local artisans are so talented and the food is delicious. We also had some fudge and some honey roasted cashews. Yum!
Jennifer Michel
· October 22, 2017
Great vendors, great food! Loved watching how they make the syrup.
Elizabeth Reese Hostetler
· June 16, 2017
Last time I went to the festival I was 8 years old! I remember the taste of the Sorghum Syrup! Would love to experience that again!! Been too long!!
Lynn Nicholas Suppa
· October 16, 2017
Great Festival!!! Great Location!!! Great Crafts, Booths, Food and Entertainment. Love It. ����
Sherry Deyton Maxwell
· April 11, 2014
I actually got to march in the band during the opening for the festival. Back in early 70's.
Cold and blew snow. I can remember a awesome donkey basketball game and cake walk as well. Oh the good times!
Scott Sankey
· October 22, 2017
Nice fall festival. Plenty of craft vendors.
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