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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