Nutter Butter parade seeking entries

Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 11, 2013

When peanut dust is in the air, that’s the signal that the Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge is just around the bend.

The 23rd Annual Peanut Butter Festival harvest and heritage celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Brundidge. The Festival features peanut butter in every shape, form and fashion, non-stop entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, arts, crafts, contests, games, the 5K Peanut Butter Run, the Peanut Butter Recipe Contest and the Nutter Butter Parade.

Johnny Steed, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said this year’s festival is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

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Steed said the BHS has got some new things up it sleeves but is not quite ready to let the cat out of the bag.

However, Rue Botts, chair of the Nutter Butter Parade, said the “funnest” parade around is going to be even more fun this year.

“A lot of our ‘queens’ will be back this year, Miss Josie Moonshine and Miss Goober Cocktail, to name a couple,” Botts said. “We invite clubs, businesses, schools, churches and individuals to follow the lead and come up with some fun and wacky ideas for the parade.”

Botts said that it’s not 100 percent necessary to be a nut to be in the Nutter Butter Parade, “but it sure helps.”

“We would like for each community to have an entry in the parade based on its history or character,” she said. “Business owners are encouraged to have an entry that relates to their business, past or present.

Antique vehicles, tractors, farm equipment, airplanes, goats and things that float are all welcome to parade along with the nuts, Botts said.

“The Nutter Butter Parade is an opportunity to let your creativity shine, to let your hair down and have a good time bringing fun and laughter to folks along the way.”

To register an entry in the Nutter Butter Parade, call 334-372-1001 or 334-685-5524.

The parade is at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in downtown Brundidge. Lineup is at noon.