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 19, 2015. 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, whose peanuts are shipped worldwide.
Our festival kicks off at 10 AM with a Parade. Entry for parade is free, except for Queens & Kings. 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. 14th 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.
Our 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. Get yours early!
Back by popular demand we will be selling hot boiled peanuts on site this year along with our cold boiled, salted in the shell, roasted and green peanuts.
We have new rides coming along with some of the same rides and activity houses the kids look for each year. There is plenty to keep the kids busy as well as something the adults will enjoy tool.
This year’s Peanut Recipe Cook-Off Contest will consist of 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in 3 divisions, Candy, Bread and Dessert. Judging will begin at 11:30 so bring you prize winning food entry early. Set up is in the school cafeteria.
Our Entertainment lineup this year is one we are very proud to announce. It leads off with The Mighty Echoes, next up is The Band of Oz & rounding out our show is a Bladen County favorite Black Water Rhythm and Blues Band. 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 23 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, you may contact me, Bobbie Todd, at 910-876-4884. I will be happy to assist you.
For the safety of all of our festival guests, 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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