with a parade Saturday, the 29th annual Brooklet Peanut Festival brings
food, fun and a festive celebration of the town’s agricultural history.
kicks off at 10 a.m. with local dignitaries, floats, classic cars and tractors
as well as marching s and beauty queens. The festival opens in the downtown
community pavilion, with rows upon rows of food and crafts vendors, children’s
activities and attractions, and live entertainment that lasts all day long.
NeSmith, vendor chairman, said several new vendors will join traditional ones,
bringing exciting things like a rock and gem booth, where handmade jewelry can
be found; a holiday wreath vendor; an artist offering original prints; a raw
honey producer; and a leatherworker.
always includes peanuts made every way imaginable — boiled, fried, roasted, in
candies and in baked goods. Hotdogs, hamburgers, barbecue, pork skins, frozen
drinks, funnel cakes and more will send tantalizing aromas over the breeze as
visitors enjoy the day.
entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. with the following performing throughout the
day, according to the Brooklet Peanut festival website
(ww.brookletpeanutfestival.com): Southeast Bulloch High School Band; Third
Infantry Division Army Band; soloists Juliet Muldrew, Danny Carter, Alaina Bond
and Joel Baker; Force One Karate; the King’s Highway band; and the Heartland
performing are the Brotherhood Community Male Chorus, Brickhouse Live, Elvis
impersonator Glen Walden, and singers Mark and Scott Cartwright.
tractor race, where drivers of classic tractors see who can run the longest and
reach the finish line without choking down, will be held at noon on Warnock
Street. A kiddie pedal tractor race will precede the slow tractor race.
family-oriented festival will end with a street dance at 7 p.m. with music by
Lynn Avenue and Even Pete.
is held by the Brooklet Downtown Community Development Association. The event
was formerly held in August, but due to the heat, the festival was moved to
September this year, said Chairman Randy Newman.
reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.