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FAQ - Frequently asked Questions

  • The National Peanut Festival App is now available to both Apple and Android users. You can download either version by clicking here!
  • New Security Enhancements including Clear Bag Policy and Metal Detectors. To view click here.
  • “Peanuts Galore and So Much More!” will be the theme of the 2023 festival that honors the farmers of the Wiregrass Area and the crop that fuels our local economy.
  • Tickets including Mega Passes will go on sale September 1, 2023, online and at Eagle Eye Outfitters. For an eleven-day period, Mega Pass prices will be $25.00. The sale will end on midnight, September 10th, 2023. Beginning on September 11, 2023, Mega Pass Prices will go to $30.00. A Mega Pass includes one admission and one ride armband. It is good any day of the festival.
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  • Amphitheater concerts are free with paid Gate admission with the area located behind the paid seats. Add $20 for "RS-Reserved Bench Seating" which is the best available seats to the stage, or add $10 for "GA-General Admission Folding Chair Seating" which is located behind the Bench seats. The complimentary area is approx 75' from the stage (folding chairs & blankets are allowed.)
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  • What time does the Fair open each day? Fri 4p, Sat 10a, Sun 1p, Mon -Thurs 4:30p, Fri 1:00p, Sat 10a, Sun 1p.
  • What time does the rides close each evening? Typically Sunday - Thursday til approx 11pm. and approx midnight on Friday & Saturdays.
  • Drop off location? From 231.. take Festival Drive into the big parking lot and follow the entry road til you get to the middle of parking lot Isle/row #9 on the "Exit Road" . You will see a sign that says "drop offs & pick up."
  • ATM's? We have at least 14 ATM's spread throughout the Fairgrounds with a $3.50 transaction fee.
  • Are pets allowed at the National Peanut Festival? - No. The only animals allowed in the festival, other than the ones in our Festival Attractions, are service dogs.
  • How many tickets are needed for each ride on the Midway? - Each ride requires multiple tickets. Some take 3 or 4 & some take 5 or 6 tickets. 1 ticket $1.50, 11 tickets $15, 22 tickets $25, 55 tickets $55.
  • What are the height requirements for the rides? Ride HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS - There are different height requirements for different rides. Most kiddie rides have a minimum height requirement of 36" for children to ride without an adult. Please note: All riders must have an armband or tickets to ride. Some rides require no open toe shoes.
  • Is there an age discount on gate admission? - Regular priced gate admission is $10.00 per person at the gate. Children, ages 5 and under, are admitted free with an adult. Anyone ages 6 and over pay regular price.
  • Do you accept credit cards? - Yes. The National Peanut Festival accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.
  • How do I become a food vendor at the National Peanut Festival? - The National Peanut Festival has a limited number of spaces available for food vendors and they are all currently full. The NPF is not accepting applications for food vendors at this time.
  • Where is the "will call" window located? - The "will call" window is located at the Main/North Entrance or the South Ticket booth.
  • Is camping available during the National Peanut Festival? - The camping sites at the National Peanut Festival are reserved for our vendors, festival attractions and the carnival.
  • Will there be strollers or wheelchairs for rent this year (2023)? - Strollers and wheelchairs will NOT be available for rent.
  • Where is the "Lost & Found" located at the festival? - Items are turned in to the National Peanut Festival office each night after closing. However, items lost on the midway may not be found until the carnival rides have been removed. If you will contact the NPF office with a description of your lost item, along with your name and telephone number, someone will call you if/when your item is located.
  • What is a MegaPass? Where & when are they available for purchase? When can they be used? A MegaPass is a ticket that includes gate admission to the festival and a ride armband all for only $30.00, to use any one night you choose. MegaPasses are available from many of our advance ticket outlets now and through the NPF office and website ticket sales. However, the MegaPass is ONLY sold until the day before the festival opens and is NOT available any time after the festival opens. If you purchase a MegaPass, you may use it any one night you choose, even if there is not an armband advertised for that night. *redeem at Guest Relations*
  • What are the advanced ticket outlet locations for 2023 NPF? Eagle Eye Outfitters, ACA Tax Service & Check Cashing, Fieldcrest Apartments, Ladies First OB& GYN of Dothan, Inc. , Craft Closet (til 10/31) in Dothan & Enterprise. *Check with Outlets regarding times and cut-off dates of sales. The Fairground Ticketing office has Mega Passes and gate admission tickets ... The Fairground Ticket Office (open from 9-5, Mon-Fri) will open on October 16, 2023 until the Festival opens on November 3, 2023.
  • What is next years Fair dates? 11/1/24-11/10/24
  • Accessibility at the Fairgrounds ADA.
  • The National Peanut Festival H.N. Lewis Scholarship was established in 2016 to be awarded to a Wiregrass area FFA/4-H Senior for a one-time $5,000 stipend to further his or her education.
  • Souvenirs - $15 Orange short sleeve t-shirts & $18 Gray long sleeve t-shirts. (While supply lasts at Fairgrounds office 8-5 Mon-Fri.)
  • Junior Fair Board (JFB) - High School Juniors & Seniors that volunteer to promote, support and represent the National Peanut Festival.
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