Sorghum Festival

History, Food and Fun Under the Autumn Sun!



Cooking SorghumThe age-old art of sorghum making is celebrated each fall in Wewoka at the community’s annual Sorghum Festival.  Originated by the Wewoka Rotary Club in 1976 to promote the Seminole Nation Museum, the event has grown to become one of Oklahoma’s premier attractions, drawing crowds of visitors from across the US and abroad.

Made by boiling the raw juice squeezed from sorghum cane, the thick, amber-colored sweetener was once a staple in pioneer homes on the western frontier.  Today, it is the centerpiece of Wewoka’s award-winning festival; an event that celebrates the unique mix of cultures found in the Indian Territory.

Historic re-enactors, Native American foods, children’s crafts, live music and entertainment, as well as pioneer and Native American living demonstrations are to be found on the Museum grounds – the heart of the festival.  Antique farm implements, a tractor show, and other agricultural implements are on display.  Visitors can meet guest artists and craftsmen, watch the making of the sorghum, or just sit back and enjoy and Indian Taco or hot Indian Fry Bread topped with sweet sorghum – a festival favorite!

Downtown, the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce offers a myriad of exciting events, including a parade, car show, art and photography show, live entertainment, food and sales booths and the John Lively Memorial 5-K Run.

Seminole cultural demonstrations at the Wewoka Sorghum FestivalAs you can see, there’s something for EVERYONE at the Wewoka Sorghum Festival.  So join us Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Seminole Nation Museum for “History, Food and Fun Under the Autumn Sun!”

If you would like more information on the Wewoka Sorghum Festival, please contact the Seminole Nation Museum at 405-257-5580.

If you would like to order some of the Museum’s Barking Water Sorghum, visit our shop.


If you would like to order the official 2016 Sorghum Festival T-Shirt, order online or contact the Museum.