The Bluffton Boilers will unveil the "World's Largest Boiled Peanut" at 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bluffton Farmers Market in anticipation of the second annual Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
The peanut is being built by Jared Jester, Clayton Colleran, Hannah Parrish and other boiled peanut enthusiasts. The peanut is made of pine studs, plywood, chicken wire, standard insulation and closed cell spray foam insulation and exterior paint. The finished peanut, which has taken 30 days to build, will be more than 20 feet long and will be on display at Cahill's Market after the festival.
"We developed the idea of the 'World's Largest Peanut' to generate interest in the annual festival and to provide awareness for South Carolina's official state snack," Jester said. "We wanted to build something that everyone in this great town would support and to leave a lasting legacy for our annual event."
The peanut is one of the new additions to the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival this year. The festival will also feature a Little Ms. Peanut and Little Goober Contest, Boiled Peanut Eating Contest and Boiled Peanut Cook-off.