Thousands Attend Jay Peanut Festival (With Photo Gallery)

October 2, 2016

The 27th annual Jay Peanut Festival attracted thousands of people this past weekend.

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 farmers 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 included tours of the 1930s Farm Museum, food booths, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, games and fun.  The Jay Peanut Festival was also a chance to try all varieties of peanuts – boiled, green, fried, candied and more.

The Gabbert farm is located at 3604 Pine Level Road.

For a photo gallery, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Marcella Wilson, click to enlarge.

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