The 2011 National Peanut Festival will be held November 4-13 at the fairgrounds in Dothan, Ala. The National Peanut Festival — the nation's largest peanut festival — is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. The fairgrounds are located on Highway 231 South. The festivities include numerous fun-filled family events, such as amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, live music concerts, beauty pageants, arts & crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, of course, tons of peanuts!
In addition to the regular festival events, the NPF features a full slate of livestock shows, including an International Boer Goat Association-sanctioned Boer goat show. Show judge is Jason Brashear. For more information about the Boer show, contact Nelson Adams at 334-684-3069 or visit www.nationalpeanutfestival.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Alabama Bred Lamb Show 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Scramble Winners’ from 2010 8:00 a.m.
Jr. Heifer/Feeder Steer 9:00 a.m.
Open Market Sheep Show 4:00 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Open Dairy Goat Show noon
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Open Beef Cattle Show 9:00 a.m.
Market Hog Showmanship 4:00 p.m.
Prospect Hog Show to follow Poultry Show 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Market Hog Show (Barrows) 6:00 p.m. (Gilts to follow Barrows)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Jr. Hog Show 8:00 a.m., Open Hog Show to follow
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Youth Meat Goat Show 9:00 a.m.
Boer Goat Show noon