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Prairie Sugar Weekend

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 6, 2019


Prairie sugar, also known as sorghum, was made over 150 years ago as a sweetener for farmers and their families, and it was especially coveted during times when other sugars were scarce. Visitors can learn about the history of sorghum and about the many types of sugar and sugar substitutes that exist today.

On the historic farmstead, visitors can help process sorghum into sweet, syrupy molasses and then see how the syrup can be used in gingerbread and other desserts. Then head to the Learning Kitchen to see sugar beets become granulated sugar, plus sample other sweeteners and baked goods made with them.

Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free