On the last full weekend in September, our little town shuts down to celebrate the Morgan County Sorghum Festival. An annual tradition for almost 50 years, the Sorghum Festival features traditional and regional arts, crafts, food, and music.
Friday night is capped off with the annual Sorghum Bowl contest at Herdman Field in downtown West Liberty. Saturday is highlighted by the parade that winds its way through and around town, and Sunday features traditional gospel music all day at Old Mill Park.
During it all, you can view a live demonstration of traditional sorghum making, presented by Danny Townsend and his mule-drawn sorghum mill. You can even sample the product before it is bottled up and ready for sale.
If you get hungry, you’ll find plenty to eat in the food vendors area at Old Mill Park. While you eat your funnel cake, you can let the kids work off a little energy at the playground or in the kids area at the park.
Come on down and see us. We know you’ll enjoy it!