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It’s time to celebrate the harvest, as thousands of people flock to Williston’s Heritage Park Oct. 6 for the 24th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, sponsored by the Williston Chamber of Commerce.
The festival, which annually draws more than 9,000 people from as far south as Key West to Georgia and Alabama, is a family-oriented event.
The revenue generated from this goes right back into the community. The bonus is that visitors who come here for the festival have the opportunity to really see what a beautiful city Williston is.
Rides, music, crafts and food are all a part of Williston’s salute to the peanut industry.
Things kick off with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. During the presentation of the colors by the JROTC, Rachel Ortiz will perform the Star Spangled Banner. Entertainment continues throughout the day.
The Little Baby Peanut contest is at 10 a.m. and the Peanut King and Queen Contest is at 1 p.m. in the pavilion.
Animals from Two Tails Ranch will also be on hand, as well as exhibitions of motorcycles, antique tractors and classic cars including a special appearance by Williston’s first fire truck.
The festival is truly everything peanuts - from crafts oriented to the nut to countless bags of the area's prized crop to feast on. Boiled peanuts, roasted peanuts and candy peanuts are the headliners but there will a variety of delectable delights that are sure to please any palate.
For additional information contact 528-5552 or visit www.willistonfl.com