Fall Peanut Festivals

It’s almost the season for fall peanut festivals.  Celebrations of America’s favorite legume abound in September and October during harvest season. If you love your dry roasted peanuts and chunky peanut butter you’ll want to partake in one of the many festivals honoring this crop once grown by President Jimmy Carter.

Visiting a peanut farm may actually be one of the highlights you can look forward to. The process is quite remarkable and impressive with its sheer quantity. Parades are usually on hand as are numerous culinary booths featuring the humble peanut in all kinds of dishes. Today it’s hard to believe that Americans needed a lot of persuading to eat peanuts which they believed were best left as hog feed up until George Washington Carver began to sing the peanut’s praises just over 100 years ago. Where would we be now without Reese’s?

Grapeland Peanut Festival - Grapeland, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2019
Features a carnival, parade, concert at City Park, and the homecoming game at Sandie Stadium.

Dublin Peanut Festival - Dublin, NC - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Celebrate the harvest in the peanut capital of North Carolina. Peanut bakeoff contest, parade, pageant, car show, pedal tractor pull and more.

Plains Peanut Festival - Plains, GA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Celebrates Sumter County’s peanut production with a parade, fun run, exhibits and other activities.

Floresville Peanut Festival - Floresville, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2021
Carnival, games, parade, pageant, live entertainment and more during the second full weekend in October.

Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
A family friendly event recognizing the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts. Concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks. More than 100,000 attend over the course of the 4 day event.

GA Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Kicks off with Farm Family Night, with entertainment, games, activities, craft and food vendors, before a 5k and 1 mile run, parade, vendors, and more. This festival is the world record holder for making the World’s Largest Peanut Butter Sandwich, which was 14 feet long, 14 feet wide, and weighed a whopping 2650 lb, made in 1987!

Whitesboro Peanut Festival - Whitesboro, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Free admission to this family friendly carnival with parade, car show and live entertainment.

National Peanut Festival - Dothan, AL - Nov 5 to Nov 14, 2021
The nation’s largest peanut festival celebrates the harvest. One-quarter of the U.S. peanut crop is harvested within 75 miles of Dothan.

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