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Dennis Buchda checks the temperature as water boils in a large pot Sept. 15, 2018 at Sorghum Fest in Fall River. The boiling water was used to cook sorghum later in the day. Buchda said he typically prepares about 100 pints during the annual event at Savanna Oaks.
Caleb Slotten and Maddy Dombroski of the Fall River High School Pep Band jam out to the Scorpions "Rock You Like a Hurricane" at the 15th Annual Sorghum Fest Sept. 15 at Savanna Oaks in Fall River.
Blacksmith Louis Van Alstine, from Wyocena, works on making a tool at Sorghum Fest in Fall River. Van Alstine started his business, Ding-A-Ling Blacksmiths, with his father several years ago.
Cub Scouts Pack 99 from Columbus kicked off its annual popcorn sales at Sorghum Fest Sept. 15. Look for the scouts selling popcorn in the community throughout the fall. Pictured, left to right, Hannibal Steiner, Mason Powell, and Logan Powell.
Jack Sauer, donning an Iron Maiden T-shirt, plays drums for the Fall River Pep Band at Sorghum Fest. Along with fellow drummer Xavier Wash, left, the duo helped the band rock out to hits from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana and other classic rock bands.
Helena Nashold sings and plays the keyboard for the Fall River Pep Band at Sorghum Fest Sept. 15. Drummer Xavier Wash jams in the background.
Sorghum Fest also featured a classic car show hosted by the Badger Antique Auto Club. Several unique cars were on display, including this 1922 T-Bucket Roadster, built in the 1960s from parts of other autos.
From rock music to classic cars, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sorghum Fest at Savanna Oaks in Fall River.
The annual event marked its 15th anniversary Sept. 15. Dennis Buchda spent much of the day boiling water to cook freshly-harvested sorghum. Buchda said he usually prepares about 100 pints at the fest.
Cercis Brewing Company in Columbus teamed with local sorghum growers to brew a sorghum beer, on tap at the fest. Plenty of homemade food was also on the menu.
Under a large tent, the Fall River High School Pep Band entertained festival-goers with a live show. The band rocked out to classic tunes from Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Scorpions, Nirvana and many more.
The event also featured several vendors, including Johnny Ray Zark from Sullivan who creates metal yard art. Zark said he’s attended Sorghum Fest for many years. Louis Van Alstine, a blacksmith from Wyocena, was busy sculpting tools on his anvil.
In addition, this year’s fest hosted a 5K run/walk and a classic car show, hosted by Badger Antique Auto Club. Cars from several decades were on display.
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