Rain holding back crowds at the Peanut Festival

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - The rainy conditions have been a nuisance for the vendors at the Peanut Festival.

It no doubt has slowed business at the festival this week but thankfully the weekends have been dry.
The saving grace for the festival's attendance has been the timing of the rain as well as paved roads which is greatly helping the ground from becoming too muddy.

"There's so much of everything paved right now. It's not as bad as it used to be," said Corndog Man owner Josh Thomas. "You can tell the crowds are a little lower. But then 30-45 minutes after the gates open, it starts to pick up. So it's been okay."

However, things changed Wednesday evening as heavy downpours swept across the Wiregrass, shutting down all events at the festival.
Overall attendance is also down from last year due to Hurricane Michael but executive members are banking on a strong weekend.

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