John and Annie Matthews hosted the Old School Sorghum Festival on Saturday, a return to the festival after a hiatus last year due to Hurricane Matthew. Held the third Saturday of October at the old McDaniel’s School, this year’s event extended throughout the day Saturday on the school grounds, featuring food, music, vendors and various activities.
Several antique cars were on display at the Sorghum Festival.
Young festival-goers take in some of the sights inside old McDaniel’s School, a sort of living museum. This room featured an electric train, part of a miniature town measuring 18 feet by 24 feet.
Many vendors sold their wares at the Sorghum Festival, which not only included opening the school to the public, but an old country store that served the community in the early 1900s and was moved from its original location to the site of the Sorghum Festival in 2002. It housed the Mintz Post Office from 1900-1939 and was located on the Wilmington Branch of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.