Guests at the 2019 Boiled Peanut Festival focus on cracking the shells of the delicacies in front of them. LYNNE COPE HUMMELL

The 10th annual Boiled Peanut Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 on Common Ground at the historic Heyward House, 70 Boundary St. in Bluffton.

The event is presented by Heritage Peanut Company and the Historic Bluffton Foundation.

The festival will feature all you can eat boiled peanuts, live music by the Horan Brothers Band, a boiled peanut cook-off, a boiled peanut eating contest, and the Little Ms. Peanut and Little Mr. Goober Competition.

In addition, the World’s Largest Boiled Peanut will be on display for all to see.

The highlight of the event, the boiled peanut cook-off, brings some of the finest boiled peanut purveyors in the Lowcountry together for the coveted title of “Best Nuts in Town.” The 2021 categories include traditional, spicy and creative. Our distinguished panel of judges will award the top prize to each category as well as top overall.

Anyone may enter the competition by completing an entry form available on the website. Contest entries must be received by Sept. 3.

Admission is $15 per adult, which includes all you can eat peanuts, and children 10 and under are admitted free. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase and food trucks will also be on site.

Admission can be purchased the day of or in advance at

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Historic Bluffton Foundation.