The annual Plains Peanut Festival is centered around one of the Sumter County community’s claims to fame, its peanut production, and features the community’s most famous residents in active roles. The festival kicks off with a 1-mile fun run and a 5-K road race. People line the sidewalks of Plains each year to watch the unique entries in the parade downtown. Visitors enjoy the all-day event and educational exhibits are on display to accent the importance of agriculture in this region.
Schedule of Events:
8:00/8:30 am: One Mile Fun Run 5K Road Race - Police Dept.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Arts & Crafts Vendors Children Events - Maxine Reese / Logan Parks
9:30 am: Post Card Award Presentation - Depot
10:00 am: Road Race Award Presentations - Depot
10:00 am: Peanut Pavilion - Plains Community Center
(Visit all of our National Sponsors)
11:00 am: Main Street Parade - Main Street
1:30 pm: President Carter's Book Signing - Billy Carter Service Station
1:30 pm: Mrs. Carter's Book Signing - Plains Inn & Antiques
11:40 am / 12:20 pm: SAM Shortline Train Ride - Shortline Platform
Tickets: Coach 10.00, Premium $15.00
All Day: Entertainment Events - Maxine Reese Park
Festival Dance: "Slaughter Creek" - 7:30-11:30 pm - Main Street