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Monday, October 22, 2012

Peanut Celebration Kicks off Alabama Fall Events

About half of the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama and each fall Dothan hosts the National Peanut Festival (NPF), the country’s largest peanut festival, to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season.
The dates of the 69th National Peanut Festival this year are November  2 to 10.
Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and of course tons of peanuts.

The National Peanut Festival is one of a number of November events and festivals in Alabama.
Among them, on November 3, is the Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair which takes place on the grounds of the historic Marks House, Pike Road. There will be more than 250 vendors selling many beautiful and unique arts and crafts just in time for Christmas. Delicious pulled pork barbeque sandwiches, homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches and fried chicken will keep you from getting hungry. There are special activities for the children. 
The outdoor fall Moss Rock Festival in Birmingham on November 3 and 4 showcases eco-friendly living with landscape and architecture displays and green living exhibits. Visitors will also enjoy nature-inspired works by juried artists, a food-tasting event, live entertainment and art activities for the kids. Park & ride from Regions Park on one of the many free festival shuttles. 
Visit Fort Toulouse just south of Wetumpka from November 7 to 11 for a reenactment of Alabama’s Frontier Days from French Colonial times to the Early American period. You’ll see a Creek Indian hunting camp, Native American reenactors, period traders, merchants and entertainers as well as demonstrations on pottery making, dugout canoe construction and hide tanning
Visit www.alabama.travel/events  for details of these and other Alabama events.
For more information about top events in Alabama take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Alabama