Palmetto Peanut Boil

Team Registration

Registration Deadline is September 15


Teams are required to cook a minimum of 100 pounds of peanuts of any flavor they choose.

Teams will arrive on site between 8:30 and 9:30 am to set up. All teams must be on site, fully set up and ready to serve peanuts by noon when the event opens. At least half of each team’s peanuts should be pre-cooked and ready to serve/prebagged, though more may be pre-cooked if desired. On site cooking and reheating is welcome (and preferred!)

Official judging will take place no later than 1:00pm. Teams will present a sample of their peanuts to the panel of judges, and cash prizes will be awarded for the top peanuts, as well as the most creative recipe. Judging criteria will be shared with teams before the event.

Any team member cooking, packaging or handling peanuts must wear a face mask and gloves (provided if needed).

Bags of peanuts will be sold for 1 token ($5) each and should be the equivalent of one fully-filled, sandwhich-sized Ziploc bag with enough room remaining for easy closure.


Cash prizes will be presented to the teams with the most overall sales as well as the judges choice.

  • Judges Choice: $400

  • Judges Choice, Runner Up: $200

  • Judges Choice, Most Creative: $100

Brent Davis People’s Choice Award (based on top sales)

  • 1st - $400

  • 2nd - $200

  • 3rd - $100

Best Decorated Tent - TBD

There will also be an award for the ‘Most Spirited Team’ with the best tent display. Be creative and show everyone why your team is the most fun. This award will be presented at 11:30 am (just before the event begins) so please have your tent ready to be judged.


A minimum of 100lbs of peanuts - if you are making multiple styles, you must have 100lbs of each recipe

All cooking equipment, including propane, burner, pot, utensils (there is no electricity or water source on site)

Fire extinguisher (REQUIRED by CFD)

Signage with your team name (and/or name of nut recipe) and decor


  • One bushel of peanuts to get you started

  • T-shirt for each team member

  • Breakfast for each team member

  • Beer

  • Container to collect tokens

  • Hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves for team use if needed.

  • One tent (with weights), one table, and 4 chairs. Set up and removal will be provided. If you choose to bring an additional tent, you please note that CFD requires 50lbs of weight per tent leg.

There will be a brief team meeting the morning of the event at 10:00 am. At least one member from each team must be present. During the meeting, we will give each team their supplies, provide a quick overview of the day and be there to answer any questions teams might have.

Registration is free but we reserve the right to limit the number of teams. Teams will be registered on a first come, first serve basis.

Rules subject to change pending approval of the Fire Marshal.


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