“The NPF team needs every spectator to do their part and above all, respect others and do the right thing,” states the Peanut Festival website. “The current health situation creates a difficult context for the 77th fair. Of course, we’d like everyone to attend the fair this year and carry on the great family traditions that make the event special for so many; however, we understand that some will hesitate.
Organizers are urging visitors to the 77th National Peanut Festival to get fully vaccinated before attending, but there will be no vaccination requirement to attend the fair.
And if you can’t get your shots ahead of time, the Houston County Public Health Department will be offering free shots at the fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m.: 30 p.m.
Masks will not be mandatory except by government order, but will be encouraged for visitors to the fair, especially for indoor spaces and crowded outdoor events held during the fair. Some independent vendor booths may even require masks for anyone in the booth, according to the Peanut Festival website.
Visitors are advised to plan to bring a mask for themselves and each person in their group.
Where possible, visitors are asked to spread out and socially distance. Organizers suggest that if one area of the fairgrounds is busy, consider checking out another. Or attend the fair on a weekday when the crowds aren’t as dense. There are also discounted admission offers available for weekdays.