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It’s salty, plain, roasted, green and boiled. It’s always the star of our show, better known to us as Bladen County’s finest gem, “ Peanuts.”  We celebrate the peanut the third Saturday of September each year.  This year’s date is September 16th, 2017. The festival is held in Dublin, N.C, also known as the Peanut Capital of the South. It is the home of Houston’s Peanuts, that is known and whose peanuts are shipped worldwide.

The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade. Entry for parade is free, except for Queens & Kings. Cost to enter: 1 Queen in auto $25, 2 to 3 Queens in auto $40 or 3 Queens plus in an auto, boat or float is $50. If fees are not paid by Sept. 8th cost will be $75 the day of the parade.

We will have the Classic Cruisers Car Show, Some of North Carolina’s best Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Bar-B-Que Lunch & Plate sale, Kiddie and Women’s Tractor Pull, All Day Live Entertainment, Peanut Recipe Cook-Off, Mechanical Rides, Games, Our Secret Recipe Hot Dogs & Sausage Dogs.  We have also added Steak and Chicken Fajitas to our own food lineup.

The Peanut Festival T-Shirt design is drawn each year by the students at Dublin Elementary School.  The festival Tee Shirt Committee selects a winner from all the drawings.  This year’s winner has been chosen and the shirts will surely go fast.  The cost is $10.00 each and are on sale at Houston’s Peanuts in Dublin and Dublin School.  Get yours early!

Back by popular demand will be the crowd favorite hot boiled peanuts prepared on site this year along with cold boiled, salted in the shell, roasted and green peanuts.

We have new rides coming for 2017 along with some of the same rides and activity houses the kids look for each year. There is also large rides for the older kids and adults. There is plenty to keep the kids busy as well as something the adults will enjoy too!

This year’s Peanut Recipe Cook-Off Contest will consist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in 3 divisions, Candy, Bread and Dessert.  Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. so bring your prize winning food entry early. Set up is in the school cafeteria.

The entertainment lineup this year is one organizers are very proud to announce.  It leads off with the Too Much Sylvia and up next will be The Tonez. So put on your dancing shoes or just bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day with these fantastic bands.

Each year our festival gets bigger and better. We are 25 years strong and we are so proud of what we have accomplished.  We are all about our local schools and our community. Please visit our website at www.dublinpeanutfestival.com  and read “About Us”.  Our committee looks forward to seeing each and every one of you have a great memorable day. There’s nothing like seeing old friends and making new ones.  So come on out and enjoy a day full of fun.  It wouldn’t be the same without you!

As for our deep commitment to our local schools and communities, none of this would be possible without our sponsors.  From the smallest amount, to the largest contribution, every dollar donated helps toward one of our many projects.  To become one of our sponsors or get more information contact Bobbie Todd at 910-876-4884.

For the safety of all of our festival guest, NO PETS of any kind are allowed, except Service Animals. Also no Food or Craft Vendors will be allowed to sell their food or wares along the parade route.

Should you need any info concerning our festival, please visit our website www.dublinpeanutfestival.com and click on the appropriate tab.

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