Oct 26, 2019
The 44th annual Wewoka Sorghum Festival is a celebration of sweet sorghum and Wewoka's rich history of sorghum production. Sorghum is a sweetener, similar to molasses, that was primarily used in pioneer times. At 10am, decorated floats, antique tractors, show horses and marching bands will make their way through downtown Wewoka in the annual parade. After the parade, visit the antique car show to admire classic cars of all makes and models.
The Seminole Nation Museum grounds will host sorghum mill demonstrations throughout the day, complete with a vintage mill that uses mules for power. Watch as the sorghum cane is ground on the mill and the juice from the cane is boiled down into syrup. Old-fashioned artisans will demonstrate tool and soap-making, among other things. Enter your creation into the bake off contest or head over to the "Brothers of the Brush" contest to see all kinds of interesting beards and mustaches.
Browse craft and merchandise vendor booths to find one-of-a-kind handmade items, toys, clothing and more. Stop by the food vendors for a bag of kettle corn, Indian tacos and fry bread, hamburgers and other tasty treats. The Sorghum Festival offers many children's activities including pony rides, stick horse rodeo and inflatables, as well as live entertainment and an art and photography show at the Wewoka Chamber.
The Sorghum Festival also includes the John Lively 5K Run, Miss Sorghum pageant, a golf scramble and the sorghum banquet. With so many family-friendly activities and events, all ages are guaranteed to have a great time at Wewoka's Sorghum Festival.