November 30, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff examines the history of the National Peanut Festival through archival photos.
The National Peanut Festival has been celebrated in Dothan since 1938 (except for the World War II years). This first Peanut Festival came from the long tradition of harvest celebrations and the Wiregrass’ successful 20-year experiment with planting peanuts to avoid the economic calamity of the cotton boll weevil.
The NPF has changed over the…