Chamber prepares for peanut festival

Published 7:55 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The window for fun at the Peanut Boil Festival may be smaller, but the activities sure aren’t. For the first year since its inception, the folks at the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce have managed to fit a 5-k run, pageant, band and cheerleading performances in one day. Throw in a few children’s activities and arts and crafts and you have a fun day for the whole family, said Chamber President Steve Sanders.

The event, which is being held by the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday in conjunction with the Shriners’ World’s Largest Peanut Boil.

Vendors, both local and statewide, will be on hand selling their wares, including clothing, candles, flowers, wood crafts, furniture, paintings, porch swings and chairs, t-shirts, leather goods, quilts, baskets, bird houses, jewelry and much more.

For the kids, there will be a train, swing, sand art, face painting, slide and moonwalk.

In addition to the numerous arts and crafts, there are a number of other activities taking place, including a Fun Run and a beauty pageant.

The Festival begins at 9 a.m. with the announcement of the run winners, and that’s also when pre-registration for the beauty pageant begins.

The beauty pageant features categories from birth to 15 years, in addition to a Peanut King category for boys up to 24 months.

And don’t forget to check out performances throughout the day. You may recognize a few favorites.

“All of the entertainment is either Crenshaw County or Butler County people,” Sanders said.

The festival will be held beside the World’s Largest Peanut Boil at the intersection of highways 10 and 331 in Luverne.

There is a $2 admission fee to the festival, but children under 7 are admitted free. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship for Chamber’s Belles and Beaus program.

For more information, visit www.peanutboilfestival.com.