43rd Annual Blairsville Jaycees Sorghum Festival

The Mountain Life Team Blogger September 17, 2012

Celebrate the art of making Sorghum syrup two weekends in October. The  13th and 14th and the 20th and 21st at Meeks Park in beautiful Union County.   As usual, the mountains makes all celebrations a blast and this is no exception!

There will be games, music, biskit eatin’, log sawin’, horseshoe pitchin’, rock throwin’, greased pole climbin’, square dancin’ , face paintin’, and more!  The Appalachian mountain heritage is celebrated every year at the Sorghum Festival in Blairsville, Georgia.

You don’t want to miss the entertainment! A variety of musicians and singers perform on the stage throughout the festival. John Nix and the Country Cousins have performed at the Sorghum Festival for decades and is an old time favorite with both locals and visitors.

Look for arts and crafts, festival foods, games, contests, and lots to see and do. Demonstrations are a big part of the festival and include everything from chair caning to syrup making. On the first  Saturday, hundreds of people will be lining the streets in downtown Blairsville to see the many floats that are made for this event!  The first Sunday will be Old Timers day.  The Sorghum Mill will be grinding cane and cooking syrup on site.  There is a ton of fun to be had during the traditional festival!  You don’t want to miss it!