FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:August 21, 2020
2020 National Peanut Festival Postponed
After much consideration, the Board of the National Peanut Festival, the City of Dothan, Houston County and Reithoffer Shows have jointly made the decision to postpone the 2020 National Peanut Festival and all events associated with the Festival until further notice.This difficult decision was driven by the impact of COVID-19 and the desire of all three entities to do what was best for the staff, volunteers, fairgoers, and all parties involved with the Festival.
The National Peanut Festival has a long-standing commitment to safety and excellence.Discussions surrounding this year’s event have been ongoing for several weeks and in fairness to all involved, the decision needed to be made now.The Festival, City and County considered all aspects of holding the Festival including CDC recommendations, guidance from the State Health Department and potential impact on the community and feel this decision is in the best interest of the community.
We look forward to seeing you Nov 5-14,2021.