Wewoka's Sorghum Day Festival is all about the syrup
The centerpiece of Wewoka's 37th annual Sorghum Day Festival is the fresh sorghum syrup.
This year's entertainment, provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council, will include nationally acclaimed storytellers Will Hill and Jehnean Washington and teaching artist Albert Gray Eagle, who will provide instruction on flute-making.
Visitors will enjoy American Indian arts and crafts exhibitions, participatory art projects (such as mask making), regional foods and traditional American Indian dancing and music, as well as the 5k walk/run, parade and vendor offerings.
As for the syrup, Houser said it's too early to tell how much of it will be produced. The devastating 2011 drought and the hot, dry months this spring and early summer limited the sorghum yield. Recent rains, while helpful to the state at large, came too late to benefit Houser's crop.
Even if there isn't as much syrup as in previous years, one thing is certain: What is produced will be sweet and delicious.
“We put it on the fry bread, the Indian fry bread,” Houser said. “It tastes so good.”