DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Vendors have been filling up the National Peanut Festival.

From the start of the festival on Friday local vendors have been piling up in the Alpha Building looking to attract customers.

For those like Michael Joreski, a teacher at Samson High School, and his wife Amanda, this festival is a great opportunity to display their products to a wider audience.

The Joreski Family Farm is offering their honey, freeze-dried candy, and many other goods at this year’s festival.

Joreski says that the COVID-19 pandemic helped jumpstart the idea of selling his treats.

“Well it actually all came around because of COVID,” Joreski said. “So, when COVID happened, we were able to concentrate on our garden and that kind of stuff. We started setting up at farmers markets and then I wanted a freeze dryer, and I’m a teacher. So my students were like ‘You should try this, you should try this.’ So it just kind of came through its course.”

The vendors will be staying with the National Peanut Festival until its closing on November 12.