One of Those Syrupy Thanksgiving Tales
Farmers in East Texas once grew cane and brought it to the local syrup mills, but the tradition has all but disappeared. The syrup mill at the festival is used only once a year, and it's one of the last places in Texas you can see cane syrup being made.
You can get Steen's cane syrup from Louisiana in the grocery store. There's also a couple of good cane syrups on sale at Canino's in the Farmer's Market on Airline.
The syrup festival is held every year on the grounds of the Depot Museum in Henderson, which is about an hour north of Nacogdoches on Highway 59. -- Robb Walsh