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33rd Brooklet Peanut Festival to be held Sept. 17
Tony Murray
Tony Murray gets some freshly boiled peanuts ready for hungry customers while working for the Cook Shack out of Blackshear during the annual Peanut Festival in Brooklet.

    Downtown Brooklet will once again be the hub for fun, family and all things peanut as the 33rd annual Brooklet Peanut Festival commences on Sept. 17.

The festival kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., along with arts and crafts, food and amusement vendors. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., there will be live entertainment. The kiddie pedal tractor race, which features age divisions, is held at noon, with the slow tractor race immediately following.  The tractor races will begin on Warnock Street.

The festival comes to a close at 9 p.m.

Entertainment Schedule

11:30 a.m.      Southeast Bulloch High School Band

Noon             Third Infantry Division Dogface Brass Band

12:30 p.m.     Heartland Express Cloggers

1 p.m.             Christopher McCollum

1:30 p.m.        Ronnie Love

2 p.m.             State Prison Cloggers

2:30 p.m.       Jackson Cannady

3 p.m.            Joel Baker

3:30 p.m.       Collins Family Band

4 p.m.            Glenn Walden as Elvis

4:30 p.m.       Krenson Kniphfer, Brandon Collins, Bill Jones

5 p.m.             Brickhouse Live

Winston Patrick
Blown glass artist Winston Patrick of Forest Park fashions one of his creations. Vendors like Patrick will be on hand to demonstrate and sell their wares. Patrick taught himself the skill, which he has been practicing for 38 years.
Danny Carter
Danny Carter of Metter, at left, entertains as the sun begins to wane during the festival.
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