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Who's your pick to win the coveted

Golden Peanut Award?

The field has been set for the Third Annual SC State Fair Celebrity Boiled Peanut Eating Contest presented by Blowfish Baseball. The event will take place on the opening day of the South Carolina State Fair – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 on the Academic Avenue Stage.

Jonathon Rush, our 2019 champion, returns to the stage to attempt to win coveted Golden Peanut Award yet again. Will Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott return to defend his title?

Click here to find out who the contestants will be for the event.

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From the 2021 contest: (left to right) Blowfish Co-Owner Bill Shanahan, WLTX-TV's Chandler Mack, WIS-TV's Rick Henry, Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, SC State Fair GM Nancy Smith, Emcee Joe Pinner.

Do you have tickets for the SC State Fair?

The 2022 South Carolina State Fair opens on Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 23. Click here to purchase tickets and join us for the Third Annual SC State Fair Celebrity Boiled Peanut Eating Contest!

Even Blowie the Blowfish chimed in to give his thoughts on the competition.

“I’ve always said that this is a really nutty contest,” Blowie the Blowfish stated. “In the end, only one of these nuts will hit the game-winning home run and claim the coveted Golden Peanut Award.”

Only one person will win the Golden Peanut Award. Find out on Oct. 12.

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