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Third annual Festival set for Sept. 1

With Labor Day just around the corner, the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Peanut Boil Festival.

The Festival, which is held on Saturday alongside the Shrine Club’s long-running World’s Largest Peanut Boil, is in its third year.

Last year, the Festival expanded to become a two-day event, but Chamber President Ruth Bayman said the event has reverted to its original one-day format.

“That seemed to work better for everyone,” she said.

Another big change for this year is free admission to the event.

Despite a few changes, many of the attractions remain the same — the Festival will include arts and crafts, local entertainment, a car show, a beauty pageant, poker run, kids’ rides and more.

“Right now we’ve got nearly 50 vendors, and we had around 50 last year,” Bayman said.

Bayman said that since Labor Day weekend is a big football weekend, there would also be televised games on display.

“Radio Shack will have a tent set up with televisions showing the Troy game,” Bayman said.

The Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 1 and gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the day’s events or to register as a vendor, call Carol Staller at 335-4468.