|Jay Peanut Festival
|Date:||Saturday, October 06|
|Time:||09:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Address:||3604 Pine Level Church Road,
Jay, Florida -
|The festival has arts and crafts, live music, children's rides, games, antique tractors and cars. There is always a variety of vendor foods at the festival, especially peanuts - roasted, boiled, fried, and baked. The Little Peanut King and Queen, and Baby Peanut contests are popular Central Florida Harvest, and Peanut festival events. This family oriented event draws more than 9,000 people annually.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as a chance for local kids and famers to show off their best of the season has become an annual event covering 15 acres and drawing about 70,000 people to the Gabbert farm over two days.
The event includes the 1930s Farm Museum, food booths, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, games and fun. The Jay Peanut Festival is also a chance to try all varieties of peanuts - boiled, green, fried, candied and more.