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Farmers demonstrate antique peanut-harvesting equipment at Pioneer Peanut Days Photo courtesy National Peanut Festival Association

National Peanut Festival

This nine-day celebration of the peanut harvest includes a variety of competitions, including recipe contests, beauty pageants, and tennis tournaments. A large parade is held on the last Saturday of the festival. The fall event attracts more than 120,000 visitors. Noted as the nation's largest peanut festival, the event has been held in Dothan for 56 years. Project documentation comprises a ten-page written report; one historic black-and-white photograph and nine 8 x 10 color photos; a brochure on George Washington Carver; programs from the 1938 and 1999 festivals; and a videotape from the 1997 festival.

Originally submitted by: Terry Everett, Representative (2nd District).

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