PINSON, Ala. (WIAT) — This Friday and Saturday, Pinson will host thousands of visitors, all in town for the Alabama Butterbean Festival!
The Festival debuted in 2006 and is now one of the largest festivals in the South. The two-day event is located in Pinson’s Market Square and features many attractions in addition to celebrating the butterbean!
The World’s Record Holding Butterbean Pot will be on display during the festival. It earned the record back in 2010 for the largest pot of baked beans with 1,010.65 gallons. The Butterbean Festival mascot Bucky will also be out and about taking pictures with attendees. More than 150 arts and crafts vendors and traditional and non-traditional fair food vendors will be on site.
There are several special events tied to the festival, including a massive fireworks show, 5k and 1-mile fun run, a long list of musical acts and pet parade. There are also carnival rides, fair food, a petting zoo and pony rides at an additional cost.
The Alabama Butterbean Festival is expected to draw 35,000 visitors to Pinson this weekend. The festival is free and is held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 5th and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th. For more information and to find out how to sign up for the 5k and fun run, click here.