Senior Citizens Day

Sorghum Cooking

Thursday, September 5th - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The sorghum cooking will be held in Sorghum Valley.

Every year the Dyer County Fair grows and hand harvests a crop of sorghum. This sorghum is then taken to the fair to be cooked the old fashion way!

A mule driven mill is fed the sweet sorghum cane which squeezes the juice into a barrel. The juice is taken to the cooking pan that is heated by wood and slowly cooked until turning a light golden brown. Finally, the sorghum molasses is pulled off the pan to be enjoy by all!

Come out Thursday to enjoy a biscuit covered in our handmade, sweet sorghum molasses!

Also, there will be BINGO, games, rides, tours of the fairgrounds and much more! All senior citizens 55 years and over will be admitted to the Dyer County Fair free of charge from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

All senior citizens groups that are planning on attending will need to enter the grounds via the West Gate at the National Guard Armory. Loading/Unloading area will be specified once entering the grounds. Senior Citizens Day events will take place at the tented area between the Family Living Center and Commercial Exhibit Building. Transportation will be available for those visiting the celebration at Sorghum Valley.