From Pirates to Peanuts

Event Description

Join us as we celebrate From Pirates to Peanuts: 350 Years of Chowan County on the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green, October 6th, 2018 from 11-6:00pm.Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade, then interact with 1700s and 1800s military and civilian reenactors and witness demonstrations from the Chowanoke, Tuscarora, Roanoke-Hatteras/Mattamaskeet, and Meherrin Tribes. The USAF Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Band will close out the afternoon with a short concert.
11:00am: Peanut Parade down broad street and Peanut Festival at John A Holmes Highschool
12:00-3:30: Witness black powder firing demonstrations and interact with historical reenactors on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse green, demonstrations and displays by reenactors and local Native American Tribes, play with colonial-era games and activities
3:30: United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Band concert
6:00: Peanut Festival continues at John A. Holmes High School and battle of the bands begins at 7:00 pm