BLAKELY, GA. (WTVY) - Blakely is getting ready to celebrate one of South Georgia's most important crops.
The Peanut Proud Festival is an annual celebration that honors the peanut industry and what it means to the Southwest Georgia community.
Event organizers hope the all-day festival will create an experience like no other with music, food, and fun to bring citizens together.
Mike Newberry, Co-Chairman for the Peanut Proud Festival, says "We look around and we see that this community is really looking forward to this. It makes it worth it all to see all the participation we get...not just the day of, but for the whole month."
This will be the 11th year for the festival. This year it will be held on March 23rd.