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Nuts of all kinds wanted for Nutter Butter Parade

The 27th Annual Peanut Butter Festival harvest and heritage celebration will be held on the grounds of the historic Bass House on Saturday, October 27. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature a 5K Peanut Butter Run, old-time demonstrations, non-stop entertainment, games, contests, festival foods and the Nutter Butter Parade.

The parade of nutty people and nutty things will get underway at 1 p.m. and follow a Main Street route. Everyone is invited to participate.

Lawrence Bowden, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said the Peanut Butter Festival is the county’s only festival that is dedicated to the agricultural community.

“The Nutter Butter Parade is a fun way to recognize and pay tribute to agriculture in Pike County,” he said. “We encourage people to enter anything that relates to the history of our county, to agriculture or just anything fun.”

Each community is asked to have an entry in the parade that relates to its history or character.  Josie Beat is known for having made the best moonshine whiskey beneath the moon and Banks is where Audrey Sheppard and Hank Williams met at a medicine show.

Monticello was the site Ann Love’s inn, Troy had the Silver Dollar Saloon and Saco was the lumber capital of the county

Miss Collard Green, the Sweet Potato Queen, Miss Josie Moonshine and Miss Goober Cocktail are just a few of the queens that will represent their communities or the county’s produce and products in the Nutter Butter Parade.

Bowden said the “anything goes” parade is an opportunity for the participants to have fun and also make the day a little merrier for those come to watch.

Line up for vehicles will begin at the Piggly Wiggly around noon. Walkers will gather at the former bank building on North Main Street.

To register an entry in the Nutter Butter Parade, call Brundidge Florist at 334-735-2009. Last minute entries are welcome. Just get at the end of the line and parade on down.