Bluffton Boiled

Peanut Festival.

Go Nuts!

Because... why not?


the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival

The Boiled Peanut cook-off was the brain child of local Blufftonians Jared Jester and Hannah Parrish. From its beginnings at the Bluffton Farmer's Market, the event has grown in notoriety and is now a large community family-centric event. 

The Cook-Off features the best Boiled Peanuts, both traditional and creative.

This year we are heading back to our roots. We have decided to move the festival back to Calhoun St to focus more on the Nuttiness of the Boiled Peanut Cook-Off and other festival Contests.

Stay Tuned for more information. We can't wait to get Nutty with you!


The 2017 Boiled Peanut Festival's Nutty Contests

The Cook-off

The Sixth Annual Lowcountry Boiled Peanut Cook-Off is going to be bigger and better than ever before!


This year there will be three Peanut categories Traditional and Creative, Best Overall, and back by popular demand, Crowd Favorite.

If boiling the peanuts is not your thing, there will be boiled peanut eating competition.  We will do this contest as demanded.

Community members, restaurants, bakeries, home cooks, and artisan boilers - everyone is welcome to enter so throw your hats in the ring and see what happens!

The Lil' Miss Peanut, Lil' Mr. Goober, & Lil' Baby Goober Pageant

Start putting together the Nuttiest Peanut Costumes for this year's Peanut Pageant. This year we will have 3 titles

  • Lil' Miss Peanut - Ages 4 - 8
  • Lil' Mr. Goober - Ages 4-8
  • Lil' Baby Goober - Ages 3 & Under



Greater Bluffton Chamber (843)757-1010


Calhoun St (Lawrence St - Green St)
Bluffton, SC 29910


September 23, 2017

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Did you think this was just a one day event?

A Weekend full of Fun!

The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival has evolved from a one day event to a weekend filled with activities for the whole family to participate in. Start off Thursday with the official "Cracking of the Nut" at the Bluffton's Farmers Market, where the Founder of the Boiled Peanut Festival Jared Jester will start the festival off with a "Crack". 

Then bring the whole family down Saturday for a day filled with tons of peanut fun. Some festival activities will include:


That's right! This year, we are going to have an entire zone dedicated to making sure kids have a BLAST at the Boiled Peanut Festival!

Stay Tuned to see what nutty rides & attractions will be at this year's Boiled Peanut Festival.

Peanut Eating competition & Ms. peanut and little goober competition

Peanut Eating Competition

Think you can eat more peanuts faster than your neighbor? Have at it! A prize will be awarded to the winner.

Ms. Peanut and Little Goober Competition

We are excited to present the Ms. Peanut & Little Goober Contest! This event is for children 8 years old and under. This year we will have 3 categories. Click Here to download the entry form

  • Little Miss Peanut - Ages 4-8
  • Little Mr. Goober - Ages 4-8
  • Little Baby Goober - Ages 3 and Under.

 We are looking for the cutest little peanuts and goobers to enter! This is going to be a fun event for children and parents alike.


Not from around here? That's OK! Take the chance to enjoy one of our many luxurious hotels, and make the trip one to remember!



If you would like to become a Vendor at the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, at or fill out the contact form below. 

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Click Here to View our 2017 Vendor Forms. If you have any questions please contact the Chamber Office (843)757-1010. Please make checks out to the Bluffton Chamber.

Stay Tuned For Our 2017 Vendors


Thank you to our 2016 vendors which include:

Cool Breeze Shaved Ice                                     Addy Jo's Sweet Treats              Cahills

Micheum's Fresh Lemonade                             Sassi Faces - KID AREA                    Firehouse Nuts

Jack Frost Ice Cream                                          It's A Southern Thing                  Kona Ice

Sea Smiles - KID AREA                                       Mobil Peanuts                                    Palmetto Kettle Corn

Dash of Daisy                                                       KoolKats                                              And More!

Contact us!

Have any other questions? Shoot us a quick message here!

A special thanks

Thank you to Bluffton and the State of South Carolina for helping to support this wonderful, family event! 

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