Boiled Peanut Festival coming to Bluffton

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The 5th Annual Boiled Peanut Festival, sponsored by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and presented by Mike Reichenbach Chevrolet, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, in Bluffton.

The festival has become a multi-day event, with the kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Bluffton Farmers Market with the World Largest Boiled Peanut and the infamous Cracking of the Nut.

Mike Reichenbach, owner of MR Chevrolet, and Jared Jester, founder of the Boiled Peanut Festival, will be cracking the World’s Largest Boiled Peanut at 5 p.m. They will also be “crowning” Lil Mr. Goober and Lil Miss Peanut.

The Peanut Pub Crawl will be on Friday, Sept. 9, through Downtown Bluffton, at Fat Patties, Peaceful Henry, Captain Woody’s, Corner Perk and Old Town Dispensary. Tickets are $25 and $10 for designated drivers. Sign up at the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

The festival will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. There will be live entertainment all day with the sounds of Naytiv; a Kids Zone; food; retail vendors;  and of course the World’s Largest Boiled Peanut.

The Boiled Peanut Cook Off Contest will be held at 1:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for Best Traditional, Most Creative, Best Overall and, back by popular demand, Crowd Favorite. The entry fee is $25.

The chamber will also be raffling off a Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler provided by Heuser Ace Hardware. Tickets will be available during the Cracking of the Nut celebration at the Farmers Market on Thursday, the Pub Crawl on Friday and at the festival on Saturday.

For more information, contact the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at 843-757-1010.