MOUNT IDA – The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County is excited to announce that they will host their annual Sorghum Festival, Saturday, October 31. This will be the first traditional festival to be held in Montgomery County since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual event is held at the museum which is located at 819 Luzerne Street in Mount Ida and is free for everyone.
The festival celebrates the history of Montgomery County and specifically the cooking of sorghum. The Hodge Black Memorial Cook Room will be steaming up the area as it fires up Halloween morning. Area volunteers will soon harvest the locally grown sorghum and deliver it to the museum grounds. They will then crush the sorghum cane to extract the juice which is then cooked onsite. All of this is open to the public to see.
There will be opportunities to taste locally made sorghum on fresh baked biscuits. There will also be sorghum cookies available.
A grist mill demonstration is also planned. Other demonstrations will be announced as the festival approaches.
For more information please visit the Heritage House Museum on Facebook, or call them at (870) 867-4422.
We have a festival this year!