44th Annual Sorghum Festival – Blairsville

The Mountain Life Team Blogger October 7, 2013

sorghum-festival-2There will be two weekends in October full of fun at the 44th annual Sorghum festival held in the North Georgia Mountain’s Union County.  This coming weekend, the 12th and 13th as well as the following weekend, head to Meeks Park from 9 to 5 to enjoy Blairsville’s most famous event.

What is a Sorghum festival and why is it so much fun?  It is a time when the community and many others come together to celebrate the fine heritage of sorghum syrup making.  Making this syrup is an art practiced only in the North Georgia Mountains and the festival helps to keep the art and education of the sorghum alive by making and selling the syrup at the festival sight.  The fun comes in a variety of ways!   One of the mountain’s largest parades takes place on the first Saturday of the festival, October 13th. Kick back and relax as bands, floats, marching units and other crowd pleasers weave their way through town starting at 11:00am.

Although not directly connected to the Sorghum Festival, a popular car show has been held in conjunction with the festival since 1983.  More than 200 cars “show off” at the Good Neighbors Auto Club’s Antique and Special Car Show. The show is in the United Community Bank parking lot on the Highway 515 by-pass and will be held on the 19th, the second weekend of the festival.

Please check out this page that will show you specific times and fun events of the festival.  Everyone will enjoy the fun family events including multiple games, a “biskit eatin” contest, square dance and much more