The Sorghum Festival, presented by Independence Bank, is back this weekend at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. It's FREE festival fun for the entire family. Just look at all of the events that are being planned.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Hancock County's official Sorghum Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the tri-state. The event attracts thousands of visitors annually for a fun day of fellowship. The Hawesville community has so many wonderful residents. My husband managed a bank in the area and fell in love with the people, the community, and the small-town vibe. I grew up in a small town and feel it as well when I visit. Now, you'll have a chance to visit this weekend as well.

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Independence Bank Sorghum Festival

The Sorghum Festival is back and bigger than ever! It's fun all day with craft and food vendors, along with fundraising. The Hancock County Fairgrounds transforms into a craft lovers paradise and a child's playhouse. There will be awesome demonstrations, delicious food vendors and food trucks, many craft vendors, a quilt show, tractor show, inflatables, and much more. It's FREE to attend the festival, and it's FREE to set up a booth at the festival. You can give them a call to reserve your spot at (270)927-1007. There's going to be so much excitement and good vibes in beautiful Hawesville on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 from 10 AM until 6 PM.

So, come out to the Sorghum Festival for a weekend of big-time fun, delicious food, and all things sorghum!

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Hancock County Backpack Buddies Fundraiser

Also at the Sorghum Festival, they'll be accepting non-perishable food items at the entrance to benefit the Hancock County Backpack Buddies program. The program helps students and families in Hancock County. Be sure to check the dates on the items to be sure they aren't expired! It's going to be a beautiful day of giving at the festival.

Here are some Dry and Canned Food Recommendations from Feeding America:

Peanut butter
Canned soup
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Canned stew
Canned fish
Canned beans
Pasta (most prefer whole grain)
Rice (most prefer brown rice)

Some other food items suggested are cereal, oatmeal, beef jerky, breakfast bars, etc. It can be any non-perishable food that doesn’t require a can opener.

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