National Peanut Festival Highlighted in Durden’s Hall of Fame


National Peanut Festival 2012 • November 2nd – November 11th in Dothan, Alabama

Each week Durden Outdoor highlights the valuable service of our advertisers. This week’s ray of fame shines on the National Peanut Festival. Its Peanut Pickin’ Time! The farmers have harvested their peanuts and it is time to celebrate! The 69th annual National Peanut Festival will kick off this Friday, November 2nd at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. The National Peanut Festival partners with Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. each year to promote the weeklong festival. They utilize 4 Week Rotary Boards and Digital Displays to saturate Dothan and surrounding markets. The simple yet effective creative is eye catching with bright colors to announce the dates of the festival. We were also able to customize Digital ads to promote each day’s events and entertainment. People travel from all over the tri-state area to attend the weeklong festival. This year’s festival will include live performances by the Charlie Daniels Band and Eli Young Band. The popular Sea Lion Splash will be returning and is promising to be a crowd pleaser. Be sure to stop by the Eudora Farms petting zoo and let the kids get an up close glance at chickens, goats, and pigs to name a few. After checking out the agriculture exhibits, hit the Midway which will have rides sure to make you scream! From corndogs to elephant ears there will be plenty of food to enjoy while browsing all the booths and exhibits. Don’t forget to stop by the Winn-Dixie Ag complex to see the Livestock shows and you will not want to miss the Greased Pig & Calf scramble contests on Monday night. While at the NPF you might even get a glimpse of royalty! The Miss & Little Miss National Peanut Festival were held only a few weeks before the festival. Miss National Peanut Festival, Whitney Devane, and Little Miss National Peanut Festival, Emily Turner, will be attending daily events as they are the ambassadors for this year’s event. national-peanutGate and Ride tickets can be purchased in advance at the NPF Fairgrounds. This year they have the MegaPass! It includes (1) admission ticket and (1) Armband that may be used for any one day of the festival. The McDonalds Ride-a-thon advanced package will save you $7 and also contribute to the Ronald McDonald House. Each night there will be discounts on the gate admission price. You can see more details about these discounts on the NPF webpage or facebook. We look forward to seeing everyone out at the 69th annual National Peanut Festival. Remember, if you see a farmer, be sure to shake his hand as they are what it’s all about. If you would like to be made FAMOUS, contact the team at Durden Outdoor.      

National Peanut Festival Crane Cam


The 2011 DURDEN CRANE CAM is Streaming Live and 65′ high at this year’s National Peanut Festival. It’s located on the midway at the entrance to the rides. You can view the action at This live stream is also being used by Ricky Stokes News & Local News Stations in the Wiregrass Area. Last year the Camera had 25,111 visitors to see all that was happening at the Peanut Festival. Only 5 more days are left to visit Dothan’s National Peanut Festival. Today (Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011) is Special Citizens Day (Sponsored by Knology) & Girls Night Out! Females are admitted for $5.00 and can purchase armbands at a discounted price of $10.00. Percey Sledge will be performing at the Amphitheater at 7:30pm. Also Upcoming events Include:
  • Thursday, November 10th
    • Senior Citizen Day Sponsored by SAMC (Southeast Alabama Medical Center)
    • Military Day
    • Alex Maddox will perform at 7:00pm followed by Mustang Sally at 8:00pm (at the Amphitheater)
  • Friday, November 11th
    • Hip Hop Night with Queazy, on at 7:30
  • Saturday,  November 12th
    • NPF Parade will start at 9:30 in Downtown Dothan, WTVY will be reporting on the parade
    • Demolition Derby Sponsored by Schnitzer Steel will start occur at 2:00pm & 7:00pm at the Wells Fargo Arena
  • Sunday, November 13th
    • Visit The Fair’s Midway one last time between 1pm – 6pm
The National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds are located on Highway 231 South — just three miles south of the Ross Clark Circle in Dothan. If you cannot make it out to the fair — visit the National Peanut Festival’s Live Camera.  But you’ll be missing out on the Famous Corn Dog Man’s Corn dogs, Boy Scouts of America’s elephant ears, funnel cakes, corn on the cob, kettle corn, fair rides, farm animals, glow sticks, games & prizes and BOILED PEANUTS!