National Peanut Festival – Nov. 4 – 13, 2011

Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Month? It’s opening weekend of the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Ala. This ten-day event, November 4 – 13, 2011, was started in 1938 to celebrate the vital role peanut production plays in the ‘Wiregrass’ area. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. peanut crop is grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Ala.!

The inaugural National Peanut Festival was a three-day event which included a parade, a pageant, a play and a grand ball. The honored guest speaker was none other than Dr. George Washington Carver, who is commonly called the Father of the Peanut Industry today. Today, the ten-day event boasts attendance of more than 163,000 people to the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds and features fair rides, agriculture competitions and shows, recipe contests, and concerts. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

Blog post – 11/5/2011. To view previous posts, click on the Spread the Love blog bar below.

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