What comes to mind when you think of the National Peanut Festival? Is it the bright lights from the Ferris wheel, the numerous exhibits, the loud screams from the midway attractions, the many peanut queens, the competitions that lead up to the Peanut Festival, or the aroma of delicious food filling your nostrils as you enter the gates? Most of us would agree that the food is really what keeps us coming back to the fair year after year. The smell of all that fried, greasy food has our mouths watering as soon as we get a whiff of it. So here it is: The Top Five Foods to Indulge in at the National Peanut Festival.
1. The Corndog Man
Of course! The Corndog Man is a local favorite that continues to entice customers each year. The Corndog Man has been serving corn dogs to customers for over 60 years. Obviously, they have made a huge name for themselves throughout the wiregrass area with their corn dogs that are hand-dipped to perfection. Their slogan is “We may just have the world’s best corn dog!” Most everyone would agree that, indeed, The Corndog Man has the best corn dogs in the world.
2. Deep-Fried Oreo
Yet another fan favorite would be deep-fried Oreo. You can find these tasty treats at the New Life Pentecostal Church booth. In years past, the New Life Pentecostal Church booth has also served fried Twinkies, fried Snickers, and fried chocolate chip burritos. They have been serving customers for a little over 15 years. If you are looking for an extremely unhealthy, yet super delicious dessert, fried Oreo would be the route to go.
3. Roasted Corn // Kettle Corn
Yum. Yum. And yum. Another favorite at the fair would have to be roasted corn and kettle corn. You certainly cannot go wrong with either one of these choices. Visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for an ear of roasted corn. Now, of course, be sure to slap on a little butter along with a dash of salt to get the full experience! And, don’t forget a toothpick. On the other hand, if you are feeling something a little more light and sweet, head on over to John and Barb’s Original Kettle Corn. Beware: it is quite easy to consume the whole bag of kettle corn in one sitting, so be sure to buy the largest bag. It does not matter how you enjoy your corn-the Peanut Festival has multiple options you can choose from.
4. Elephant Ears // Funnel Cakes
Ooh la la. Elephant Ears and Funnel Cakes are yet another staple at the National Peanut Festival. These delightful treats will leave you with utter and complete joy, wishing for more. Make your way to the elephant ear line for a nice piece of deep-fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The money from the elephant ears goes to benefit the Boy Scouts of America. Very similar to elephant ears, are another favorite-funnel cakes. Funnel cakes can be found among the various vendors about the midway where the rides are located. You can never go wrong with eating both fried Oreo’s, and an elephant ear/funnel cake, right?!
5. The Loaded Baked Potato
Last, but most certainly not least, is the massive loaded baked potato from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This potato is baked just right to ensure a light, and fluffy texture. It is topped with a huge amount of cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and butter. This ginormous loaded baked potato is quite a lot to eat, so prepare yourself ahead of time.
There you have it! The Top Five Foods to Indulge in at the National Peanut Festival. Hopefully you will have the chance to enjoy at least one of these fabulous foods at the fair this year. Also, remember Eagle Eye Outfitters as you head out to the fairgrounds. We are located at 3535 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Al. 36303. We will be giving away a free mega pass to the fair with the purchase of $200 or more! Come and see us for a warm jacket to take with you as you head out to the fair.