Jay Peanut Festival Rolls On Despite Hurricane Nate

October 9, 2017

The crowds may have been a little smaller and some of the vendor spaces may have been empty, but Hurricane Nate could not stop the Jay Peanut Festival this weekend.

Organizers decided to push forward with the annual event, saying it’s a big boost to the local economy and financially important to vendors.

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. In a normal year, the festival draws tens of thousands of people to the Gabbert farm over two days.

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