Celebrate peanut butter this weekend in Grand Saline

Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:42 - Written by Staff Reports

Grand Saline, the East Texas city known for salt production, will pay homage to another household staple when it hosts the Great American Peanut Butter Festival this weekend.

The fourth annual event will be Saturday in downtown Grand Saline and feature more than 100 vendors, food, games, amusements and live entertainment, according to its website.

The schedule of events begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. At 9 a.m., vendors open, and at 10 a.m., a parade will go through the middle of the festival venue.

Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. on the main stage, and a peanut-butter-and-jelly-eating contest begins at noon. More musical entertainment will begin at 1 p.m.

At 1:45 p.m., organizers will begin preparing for building the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which will be assembled at 2 p.m., according to the website.

Attendees are asked to bring one jar of any type of peanut butter to the festival for the East Texas Food Bank, but admission is not contingent on a donation.