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Crowds and vendors ready for Worth County Peanut Festival

One of the largest peanut festivals in the county will be held. One of the largest peanut festivals in the county will be held.
Karen Rackley Karen Rackley
People come from all over for the rides and entertainment. People come from all over for the rides and entertainment.
It will also be crowded at the local barbecue restaurant close by. It will also be crowded at the local barbecue restaurant close by.
Trina Medina Trina Medina
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

One of the largest peanut festivals in the county will be held on Friday night. Volunteers were up since 6:30 in the morning, putting things together for the Worth County Peanut Festival.

"We got a lot of things going on here this week, were excited about," said Karen Rackley.

Last year, the festival had over 12,000 visitors. Bigger numbers are expected to turn out for the year. 

The festival was started as a tribute to farmers. People come from all over for the rides and entertainment.

As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rackley said the Peanut Festival is one of four large events in 2013 that brought in over $12,000,000.

"These festivals that volunteers largely put on for us bring in a huge economic impact into our community," said Rackley.

With the large crowds that are expected to gather at the park, it will also be crowded at the local barbecue restaurant close by.

Fat Boys manager Trina Medina said they have to have all hands on deck. The restaurant seats 90 people inside, and those 90 seats constantly keep warm during the festival.

"It get's exciting, it gets trying sometimes, but it's a good thing," said Medina. 

If you're unable to make it to the festival, the parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies will be at noon.

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