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The Great American Peanut Butter Festival, Grand Saline, Nov. 13,2010

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Spreading the love about America’s favorite sandwich spread, foodies will flock to the town of Grand Saline during National Peanut Butter Month to watch as citizens strive for a spot in the record books with an attempt to create the world’s largest PB&J sandwich.


For sustenance that will stick to your ribs, start the day with a peanut butter pancake breakfast, then stroll among almost 100 stalls with souvenirs of your stay for sale.

Later, line up to watch members of a mile-long parade promenade past, the get ready to tap your feet to the beat of six hours worth of live music.

Folks hungering for culinary competitions can watch as one weekend chef tastes victory during a celebrity bake-off, then find out which combination of ingredients wins first prize in the recipe contest.

Fidos can also enjoy the fun by appearing in the peanuttiest pet competition.

Let your inner child out to play with the youthful games of yesterday, including a three-legged race and a peanut spitting contest, and just try to put your lips together and blow after chowing down on peanut butter and crackers in a whistling contest. Kids can also meet a new four-legged friend during a pony ride, play in the jumbo bubble or bungee or try their luck at carnival midway games.

Of course, the piece de resistance of the day will be the the colossal PB&J sandwich, which will have to weigh more than 950 lbs to break the current record.

A happening with heart, a suggested donation of a jar of peanut butter will benefit the East Texas Food Bank.

When: November 13, 2010

Where: Main Street in Grand Saline.

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  1. “Peanuttiest pet competition” – that’s hilarious.