Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Fall Festival and Sorghum

 We headed out early yesterday to go to another Fall festival.  We were way out in the country without any phone reception and we sure got lost.  But we saw lots of Halloween decorations.

 It's funny how much we depend on our GPS systems.  I could have used a good map.

 It was such a nice Fall day that it didn't matter that we were lost.  Maybe Custer should have never left home.

 Finally we saw the smoke and knew we found the festival.

 I just loved this old log home.

 There were lots of historic buildings and you could tour all of them.

 This demo was really cool.

 They were making sorghum.

 This guy was walking the horse in a circle to turn the grinder as the other guy fed sorghum stalks into the grinder in the middle. You can see the spigot where the sorghum syrup runs into the holding tank.

 They were selling sorghum bundles for decorating.

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 They had lots of sorghum items for sale.

 I bought syrup, trail bars and lollipops.

 Lots of food booths perfumed the air and there were picnic tables scattered all over the fair grounds.

We started the day with some hearty ham and bean soup.  I have lots more photos to sort through and will show more tomorrow.

16 comments:

Cuisine de Provence said...

This fair looks such fun!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That looks like a good festival, I love home made sorghum molasses, good stuff.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I didn't know that about Sorghum! I've only used the seeds when baking bread and the bread was tasty but sort of chewy.

One straw of Sorghum started to grow inm my garden this year :-) but it germinated too late so frost took it before the seeds were ready. Perhaps the birds still will eat them though.

I like the look of that fair and I'm looking forward to more photos!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Patty Woodland said...

Sounds like you had a delightful time. And no rain!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You've taught me something new -- I was never entirely sure what sorghum was. I thought it was some kind of wheat.

Cottage Tails said...

The fair looks such fun - sure would of loved going inside the old log cabin.
Love Leanne

Connie said...

Years along when I lived in Tennessee there was at sorghum mill down from our house. I would go down and get the foam that came off the mill. It was fluffy and light and tasted oh so good on biscuits and pancakes :)

Robin Larkspur said...

I always keep a map in my car, since I don't trust technology.
This fair looks very homey and festive. I wonder what that sorghum smelled like as it boiled.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the decorated house. I have never heard of sorghum. Sounds good.

Rue said...

Yum, yum, yum! Both to the sweet sorghum and the salty soup! The weather looks like it was wonderful - not a bad day to get lost.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Another wonderful adventure!...

Barb said...

Looks like another great fall festival.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like a fun day & a delicious day for soup!

Guillaume said...

Great pictures. And now I know about sorghum.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Still haven't found a single Fall Fair here..and I am disgruntled! Looking forward to more pictures! :)

luckybunny said...

Awesome demo!! You do have the best fall festivals around you. Soup looks delish too!