Frequently Asked Questions

      • The National Peanut Festival H.N. Lewis Scholarship  was established in 2016 to be awarded to a Wiregrass area FFA/4-H Senior for a one-time $5,000 stipend to further his or her education.  2018 Scholarship application/rules 

    • 2018 Junior Fair Advisory Program (JFAP) - High School Juniors & Seniors that volunteer to promote, support and represent the National Peanut Festival. JFAP 2018 application/rules

    • Amphitheater concerts are free with paid Gate admission with the area located behind the paid seats.Add $10-15 for "RS-Reserved Bench Seating" which is the best available seats to the stage,  or add $5-10 for "GA-General Admission Folding Chair Seating" which is located behind the Bench seats. The complimentary area is approx 75' from the stage. Buy reserved seats now.
    • What time does the Fair open each day? click here for the schedule
    • What time does the rides close each evening? Typically Sunday - Thursday til  approx 11pm. and approx midnight on Friday & Saturdays.
    • ATM's? We have at least 8 ATM's spread throughout the Fairgrounds with a $3 transaction fee.
    • Smart Cards to Ride.  We have done away with the paper tickets. Our new system will dispense a Smart Card. The exact purchase amount is stored on the card as "credits" and can be used at any ride or attraction on our midways. Each ride will be given a card reader the size of a lunch box at the beginning of the event. When a patron enters the ride, they simply wave their card within a couple of inches of the box and it will illuminate a green light confirming the credits have been removed appropriately from the microchip of the smart card. If there are not enough credits on the card, the reader will illuminate a red light telling the attendant the patron may not be allowed access to the ride. Smart Cards will be available on site at the normal Ride Ticket booth areas on the Fairgrounds. How many credits per ride required?
    • Are pets allowed at the National Peanut Festival? - No.  The only animals allowed in the festival, other than the ones in our Festival Attractions, are service dogs.
    • How many Credits are needed for each ride on the Midway? - Each ride requires credits (Kiddie Rides are 6 to 8 credits and Major Rides are 8-15 credits.)-an average of $4 to $5per person.  If you like to ride a lot, an armband may be your cheapest option (if they are available). $2 gets 2 credits, $11 for 20, $21 for 40, $51 for 100, or $101 for 200.
    • What are the height requirements for the rides? Ride Height restrictions - There are different height requirements for different rides.  Most kiddie rides have a minimum height requirement of 36" for children to ride without an adult.  Please note: All riders must have an armband or smart card to ride.  Some rides require no open toe shoes.
    • Is there an age discount on gate admission? - Regular priced gate admission is $7.00 per person.  Children, ages 5 and under, are admitted free with an adult.  Anyone ages 6 and over pay regular price.
    • Do you accept credit cards? - Yes.  The National Peanut Festival accepts VISA, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.
    • How do I become a food vendor at the National Peanut Festival? - The National Peanut Festival has a limited number of spaces available for food vendors and they are all currently full.  The NPF is not accepting applications for food vendors at this time.
    • Where is the "will call" window located? - The "will call" window is located at the Main/North Entrance or the South Ticket booth.
    • Is camping available during the National Peanut Festival? - The camping sites at the National Peanut Festival are reserved for our vendors, festival attractions and the carnival.
    • Will there be strollers or wheelchairs for rent this year (2017) and what is the cost? - Strollers and wheelchairs will be available for rent, inside the main entrance and south entrance, on a first come, first served basis.  The following prices are subject to change:  Strollers: $10.00 for a single and $15.00 for a double, Manual Wheelchairs: $15.00 daily,  Mobility Scooters: $15.00 for 2 hours, $25.00 for 4 hours and $40.00 all day. Heartz Rentals  478-808-3535
    • Where is the "Lost & Found" located at the festival? - Items are turned in to the National Peanut Festival office each night after closing.  However, items lost on the midway may not be found until the carnival rides have been removed.  If you will contact the NPF office with a description of your lost item, along with your name and telephone number, someone will call you if/when your item is located. 
    • What is a MegaPass? Where & when are they available for purchase?  When can they be used?  A MegaPass is a ticket that includes gate admission to the festival and an armband all for only $25.00, to use any one night you choose.  MegaPasses are available from many of our advance ticket outlets and through the NPF office and website ticket sales.  However, the MegaPass is ONLY sold until the day before the festival opens and is NOT available any time after the festival opens.  If you purchase a MegaPass, you may use it any one night you choose, even if there is not an armband advertised for that night. *redeem at Guest Relations*
    • What are the advanced ticket outlet locations for 2016 NPF? Get a MegaPass $25 @ Eagle Eye Outfitters or McDonalds (Dothan, Abbeville, Daleville, Enterprise, Geneva, Ozark) now.
      *The Barn, Fieldcrest Apartments office, Five Star Credit Union, Henry County Health & Rehab Facility & All in One Salon (Ashford)
      A MegaPass includes gate admission and ride armband for any 1 day of the Fair. $1 of each MegaPass sold at McDonalds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. *Check with these outlets regarding times and cut-off dates of sale. Purchase online now at *MegaPass must be purchased befor 5pm on Nov 3rd. .
    • What is next years Fair dates?

      2018      11/2-11/11

      2019      11/1-11/10

      2020      11/6-11/15

      2021      11/5-11/14

      2022      11/4-11/13

    • Accessibility at the Fairgrounds ADA.
    • Fireworks , tentatively Saturday June 30, 2018

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Dothan, Alabama 36301
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