What: peanut festival; Where: 3604 Pine Level Church Rd., Jay; When: October 1 and 2 from 9am to 6pm; Cost: Parking and admission are FREE
For the past 20 years, the Jay Peanut Festival has grown to be a favorite fall festival among families! Activities include the 1930s Farm Museum, food booths, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, games and fun. There will be pony rides, horse rides, hay rides, wagon rides, inflatable rides, bungie jump, aqua bubbles, rock-climbing wal, mechanical bull riding, train ride, and more for the kids. Also, kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in the pig chase at 2 p.m. on Saturday. They might do it again 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday there will also be a Pet Dress-up Parade and Contest at 2 p.m. All will have cash prizes.
There will be live music throughout the festival. On Sunday, there will be a church service. They recommend that you bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket if you would like to have a seat to listen!
Of course, while you are there don’t forget to try the peanuts! You can try them green, boiled, roasted, fried, candied, and in baked goods! I am hoping to locate a piece of peanut brittle!
The festival will be on October 1 and 2 from 9am to 6pm. Admission and parking is free.
Have you been to the peanut festival? What did you think?
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