21st Annual Homestead Labor Day Sorghum Festival

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, Homestesad Heritage will have their 21st annual Labor Day Sorghum Festival at Brazos de Dios, in Waco, Texas.

Hours: 10AM – 5PM
Admission is free.

Watch the entire process of making sweet sorghum syrup–from pressing the raw cane using a horse-powered mill to cooking the juice into a rich, golden brown syrup. Enjoy some samples of sorghum syrup on freshly-baked cornbread made from stoneground cornmeal!

Events at this year’s sorghum festival will include:

  • Sorghum Pressing and Cook-off
  • Horsedrawn Hayrides
  • Freshly-cranked Ice Cream
  • Demonstrations of Various Fine Hand-Crafts
  • Make-your-own Activites for Children
  • Special Music at Noon

Location and Driving Directions

The sorghum festival is hosted at the Homestead Heritage Traditional Craft Village at Brazos de Dios, which is located in central Texas, 5 miles north of Waco and within easy driving distance of Dallas/Fort Worth, Temple, Belton and Austin.

Take I-35 to Elm Mott Exit 343; go west on FM 308 for 3 miles, then north on FM 933 for 1 1/2 miles. Turn west onto Halbert Lane and proceed a half mile straight ahead to the entrance.