Join the Town of Enfield as they celebrate the amazing peanut with a fantastic festival the first Saturday of every October. There will be plenty of food, entertainment, crafts and music.
Enfield was once the largest producer of raw peanuts – in the world – yes, the world. While the small rural town of 2,300 people no longer holds that distinction, peanuts are still one of the town’s top crops. Enfield’s first Peanut Festival started was held in 1937 (the oldest in North Carolina). Although there was a festival lull in the 1970s, Enfield has since revitalized the event and today the peanut is celebrated each year with a festival held downtown the first weekend of October. Last year’s Peanut Festival was a huge success – with more than 5,000 people attending the event.