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Palmetto Peanut Boil

13th Annual Peanut Boil Crawl

Saturday October 3rd 1-5pm

If you’re not able to join us but would still like to contribute anyway, please click the button below!

Now in our 13th year, the Palmetto Peanut Boil has grown from a small backyard affair to an annual outdoor festival drawing thousands of attendees from all over the Midlands. And we’re not letting anything stop us from bringing you the best peanuts that our teams have to offer. We’re taking the show on the road this year, and we hope we can count on you to join us! Hop in the car, bring a little cash, and come sample them all….safely and conveniently! All proceeds benefit The Animal Mission.

(featuring Simpson’s Boiled Peanuts)
2865 Devine Street

(Guaranteed Worst in Town!)
3030 N. Main Street

Home Team BBQ
700 Harden Street

Half Moon Outfitters
(Featuring Big Daddy's P-Nuts)
2912 Devine Street

Camp Bow Wow
655 Superior Street

Get your Peanut Passport stamped at all participating locations and receive a free tee shirt (while supplies last).

About the Peanut Boil

How it All Started

One fall day in 2008, friends Jim Mishoe and Brent Davis were boiling peanuts, and founding themselves in a heated discussion about the best way to enjoy the southern delicacy. From the type of peanut used, to the method of cooking, and the ingredients used for flavor, the two did not see eye to eye. So they decided to create a little friendly competition to see just who had the best recipe. Friends soon joined in, and the Palmetto Peanut Boil was born. Once word got out, Mishoe and Davis realized that the popularity of this salty snack could be used to make a real difference in their community. Along the way, the Palmetto Peanut Boil has taken on a more significant role than the two founders could have ever imagined that day. Following the passing of his nephew, Nathan Miller, Mishoe decided to commit to organizing the event each year as a fundraiser.

Later, when Davis passed away in a car accident in 2010, Mishoe and friends came together to continue the tradition in their friend’s memory. Over the course of the next five years, the Boil raised more than $25,000 for charity, and then in 2015 expanded its horizons to partner with The Animal Mission as well. As a charitable, non-profit organization established to improve the safety and quality of life for Midlands’ animals, the Animal Mission offers free spay/neuter vouchers to all residents of the City of Columbia and Richland County, and has successfully reduced animal intake at the Columbia Animal Shelter by 46% in the past 8 years, while improving the live release rate significantly. Through the efforts of the Animal Mission and its supporters, the city shelter is on track to achieve its goal of a making the Midlands a No-Kill Community. Now, celebrating its 13th year, the Palmetto Peanut Boil remains a family-friendly, service oriented competition with all proceeds from peanut sales and concessions going directly to charity. The funds raised for The Animal Mission have a direct impact on our local community, and through these organizations, Nathan Miller and Brent Davis’s legacies continue to live and serve.

Team Registration

How it Works


Teams are required to pre-cook and pre-bag a minimum of 100 lbs of peanuts of any flavor they choose. The team with the most drive-though sales and donations at the end of the day will be award the top cash prize at the after party, hosted by Jake’s. All team members must wear masks, gloves, and follow social distancing guidelines at all times

Registration is currently closed for this year’s event.

For questions about participating as a team, please email

Sponsorship Opportunities

This event would not be possible without the assistance of our generous sponsors, along with the support of the City of Columbia and Richland County. There are many opportunities for your business to support the event, while reaching the eyes and ears of the thousands of like-minded animal lovers who attend each year. Every dollar contributed to the Palmetto Peanut Boil goes directly toward our efforts to make the Midlands a No-Kill community.


Use the button below to contribute online, or mail a check to Palmetto Peanut Boil, c/o Animal Mission, 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209

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