The National Peanut Festival offered a lot of different things. From teapots to racing pigs to peanuts to swimming pigs—it was all there. My first post here focused on a lot of the fun things that we were able to see at our first visit to the famous National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama. Chris and I had a nice day visiting the festival and even though things were just beginning to get busy just about when we were getting ready to leave we still found plenty of things to see and do as we wandered around the site.
What would a fair be without rides? There were plenty to appeal to any fair goer seeking a few thrills. I bet you can figure out which one was my favorite. (Even if it was for kids.)
One of the things that I was most excited about was going to see the Swifty Swine pig racing show. I mean who doesn’t want to watch pigs race for Oreo cookies? When we got there we found out that not only did they race for Oreos – they also swim. Amazing. So the track was up, the Oreo was ready and the pigs were introduced one by one. Do you know how difficult it is to photograph racing pigs? Very difficult. But I did manage to get a quick video of the little porkers.
This little pig was not too thrilled with going swimming. He had to be coaxed a little bit.
We walked through several buildings with exhibits and many were done by high school FFA or other groups. All featured the theme of Blue Ribbon Winner which was the theme for the year and I loved seeing the fun peanut creations.There was even a section for cake decorating and the pig cake was by far my favorite one.
Chris and I had fun checking out the National Peanut Festival this year. I think I satisfied my need to see it and doubt I will feel the need to go again next year. It was fun but I am now ready for the next experience.