On November 4, 2017 we attended our first ever National Peanut Festival in Dothan, AL. For years Jeff had heard stories about the many good things of what locals call the “Nut Fest” like The Corndog Man, kettle corn, funnel cakes, turkey legs and other good things. Tyler and Amy were going to be in Dothan and planning to go so we tagged along.
We got to meet and hang out with Amy’s parents while we were there for the weekend.
We walked thru one of the many barns. This one held the cattle that was being shown. There were a couple in there that reminded me of the cows that we had growing up and Mom’s pet Bully. He was one SPOILED ROTTEN cow. Now that I think about it she spoiled several animals we had.
Here are some more of the cattle that we saw.
We also went in the petting zoo that Amy really enjoyed. Her Dad bought a small cup of food for her and Tyler to feed the animals. Of course my son wanted no part of feeding the animals. LOL! Amy fed several of the animals, but some wouldn’t eat, I guess they had already had too much. She did have a few that slobbered all over her hands. Eww! There was some sort of bull in there that had some massive horns. After we were done, Tyler made sure that they washed their hands and used hand sanitizer. LOL!
We watched pig races. The winner got an Oreo cookie. They had a baby pig that they put in a tub of water and he swam from one end to the other. The guy told that he was training for the piggy olympics. He also got an Oreo for finishing.
There was one area we went into that had all sorts of different things that had been judged. There were colored pictures, decorated cakes, decorated pumpkins, quilts/sewn items, flowers, plants, Lego’s, photos, miscellaneous things, even a blinged out adult walker that won 3rd place. I think the thing that most surprised us was the pumpkin that won 2nd place. We were so focused on it that we didn’t even see which one won first place.
There was an area with different fair rides and games. We enjoyed walking thru and seeing the sights even though none of us were interested in riding any of them.
There were vendors all over the grounds. There was one that Nana asked that Amy visit and get her parents some pickles. It was Louie’s Pickles. He used to have a restaurant in Odenville, AL. They appeared to be struggling with all the people, as there didn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to how they helped the customers. Amy stood at the counter for quite awhile before she was helped, but she did get some pickles.
Until next time Nut Fest!!