National Peanut Festival Kicks Off Today

Nov 3, 2017

Fair at the National Peanut Festival, Dothan, Ala.

The National Peanut Festival kicks off today in Dothan. The ten-day-long fair celebrates peanut farmers in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. 

The event features rides, agricultural displays, and musical performances from the likes of Corey Smith, Michael Ray, .38 Special, Brett Young and many more. Organizers expect at least 180,000 people to attend over the course of the festival. Ticket sales have been doing very well, at least partly due to a favorable weather forecast.

Jason Rudd is the President of the National Peanut Festival. He says attendees tend to grow closer at the fair.

“The peanut festival is all about having fun, and there’s no telling how many first kisses, how many marriage proposals, how many boyfriends, girlfriends that got started here at the National Peanut Festival. And year after year, families, they rekindle relationships here at the National Peanut Festival.”

The Miss National Peanut Festival and Little Miss National Peanut Festival pageants were held in early October.