Dr. John Simon's Farm & Old Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival

Coming soon! The story of Dr. John Simon's farm and his Old Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival in Scioto County. See a little-known mural painted by famed floodwall muralist Robert Dafford. Learn about Dr. Simon's famous festival, which celebrates the making of sorghum syrup and showcases local arts and crafts, all the while being known as a must-attend annual political event for office seekers in southern Ohio.

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Simon's Sorghum Mural by Robert Dafford, at the Dr. John Simon Farm, Scioto County, Ohio (2013).

Simon's Sorghum Mural by Robert Dafford, at the Dr. John Simon Farm, Scioto County, Ohio (2013).

Image courtesy of Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., from the Scioto Historical Series, private collection, Friendship, Ohio. View File Details Page

Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2012).

Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2012).

Image courtesy of Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., from the Scioto Historical Series, private collection, Friendship, Ohio. View File Details Page

Dr. John Simon performs at a Democratic Party rally in Tracy Park, Portsmouth, Ohio (2008).

Dr. John Simon performs at a Democratic Party rally in Tracy Park, Portsmouth, Ohio (2008).

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Rednecks for Obama, Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2008).

Rednecks for Obama, Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2008).

Image courtesy of Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., from the Scioto Historical Series, private collection, Friendship, Ohio. View File Details Page

Gov. Ted Strickland & Henry Feight, Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2012).

Gov. Ted Strickland & Henry Feight, Simon's Old-Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (2012).

Image courtesy of Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., from the Scioto Historical Series, private collection, Friendship, Ohio. View File Details Page

Robert Dafford, touching up his mural of John Simon, during Simon's annual Sorghum Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (6 October 2012).

Robert Dafford, touching up his mural of John Simon, during Simon's annual Sorghum Festival, Scioto County, Ohio (6 October 2012).

Image courtesy of Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., from the Scioto Historical Series, private collection, Friendship, Ohio. View File Details Page

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Andrew Lee Feight, Ph.D., “Dr. John Simon's Farm & Old Fashioned Sorghum-Making Festival,” Scioto Historical, accessed June 29, 2017, http://sciotohistorical.org/items/show/78.

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