Pelion Peanut Pole – Pelion, South Carolina
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The Pelion Peanut Pole is located in the small town of Pelion, just 22 miles southwest of Columbia. Pelion is also home to the annual South Carolina Peanut Party, a two-day festival that celebrates the history of boiled peanuts — the official state snack of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Peanut Party attracts legume lovers from all over the state and includes carnival rides, live entertainment, a PB&J sandwich-eating contest, and more. Pelion farmers have been producing and harvesting peanuts for over 100 years, so its only fitting that this giant, cast-iron peanut serve as the town’s welcome sign!
Many thanks to Leonard Vaughan of Lexington for sharing this photo.
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