Peanut Butter Festival taking applications

Published 11:16 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Although the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge is still three months away, that doesn’t mean that the wheels aren’t turning in that direction.

Jimmy Hollis, who is in charge of reservations for food and arts and crafts vendors, said the spaces are filling up fast.

“We sent out applications out to those who had requested them a few weeks ago and the response has been very good,” he said.

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“In fact, we don’t have many spaces left for food vendors. So we encourage those who want to participate to call and make reservations.”

All food booths are $50. There is no additional fee for electricity. The arts and crafts booths are $30 and Hollis said that’s far below the booth fee for most festivals.

“Already, we have a large variety of food vendors that offer everything from boiled peanuts to roasted turkey legs,” he said.

“We’ll have just about every kind of festival food there is and we’ll also have a variety of baked food items.”

And, the Peanut Butter Festival wouldn’t be a peanut butter festival without everything peanut butter.

The Brundidge Historical Society, event sponsor, offers free samples of peanut butter and any and everything.

Surprisingly, peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches are a festival tradition and a festival favorite.

“We also have peanut butter and fried bologna sandwiches that are popular,” said Annette Bryan, Festival committee member.

“Just about anything with peanut butter is good – apples, bananas –Elvis’ favorite – honey, marshmallows, olives and French dressing. We have it all.”

This year the BHS will offer a peanut butter and pimento cheese sandwich. But it’s too good to give away. But it will be worth more than it costs.

Other than a ton of Festival foods and a wealth of arts and crafts items, there will be demonstrators galore.

There’s no charge for demonstrators and anyone who would like to have a demonstration booth for their craft or skill should call 566-7363 or 735-0170 or 735-2200.

The numbers to call to reserve a food or arts and crafts booth are 334-735-6999 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 334-735-3125 Thursday and Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Applications for food and arts and crafts booths are also available at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge.