This Weekend in Logan County

Oh, sweet September! It's time for Sugar Beet Days.

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Sugar Beet Days is a fun two-day festival held annually on the third week of September which celebrates the agricultural

heritage of sugar beets in Logan County, Colorado.

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Sugar beets may look like the ugly cousin of a turnip but they are a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose and which is grown commercially for sugar production.

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The first harvested beets shipped out of Logan County in 1902, and that resulted in the building of a sugar factory in Sterling. Nearly, 9,000 acres of beets were harvested in the Sterling factory’s first year of operation in 1905. The factory processed record tonnage in 1930 when Sterling district growers in the county produced 224,000 tons of sugar beets on 16,869 acres.
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The Sterling factory is no longer, but its history is still celebrated every year at this fall festival with arts and crafts, entertainment and food vendors all on the Historical Logan County Courthouse Square in downtown Sterling. You can even get a taste of a real sugar beet!

As you plan your trip to Sterling and Logan County:

Skip the Traffic Jams

Are you ready for a Colorado road trip to Sterling? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Here you’ll discover a plethora of activities for every level of adventure. And to top it all off, you’ll rarely be caught in a traffic jam or stand in line. It’s what we like to call free-range tourism and we’ve got the space to find your place, no matter the weather!

Ditch the Long Lines

We are open for you to enjoy our culinary culture which includes down-home favorites at the local diners and exquisite cuisine in upscale restaurants. A gigantic scoop of hard ice cream is a favorite at the charming Simkins Parlour and the Hot Spot Smokehouse has some of the best barbecue around. Stop at the Parts & Labor Brewing Company for a selection from their diverse menu and a brew made with locally grown wheat.

Roam Freely and Relax

Accommodations in Sterling and Logan County range from a quaint boutique motel to modern hotels in beautiful settings. Travelers who prefer recreational vehicles or tent camping will feel right at home at our campsite facilities.

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