Brooklet is a city in Bulloch County, Georgia, United States. It is located roughly 9 miles (14 km) east of Statesboro. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,395.
It is the home of the Southeast Bulloch School system. It is located along US Highway 80.
Location in Bulloch County and the state of Georgia
Brooklet is located at (32.382175, -81.664695).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.26%, is water
The first festival was held in 1990. It drew about 2,000 people and helped finance a town park lined with benches around a gazebo and fountain. The park was dedicated to the Town of Brooklet at the 6th Annual Peanut Festival in 1995. The Brooklet Peanut Festival consists of an annual parade, a beauty pageant, a Peanut Run, booths, entertainment, and a tractor race. Each year, the festival has grown in attendance.
The parade follows an approximately 2-mile (3 km) route with participation from local schools, organizations and businesses. The beauty pageant has many age groups, including 0–6 months, 7–18 months, 9–35 months, 3–4 years, 5–6 years, 7–9 years, 10–12 years, 13–15 years, 16 years and over. The contestant who wins in the 16 and over category is crowned Miss Peanut Queen.
The Brooklet Peanut Run is a 5K race that occurs around 7 am on the day of the Peanut Festival. The race begins and ends at Brooklet Elementary School. There are approximately 300 participants in the race each year.
The festival has live, free entertainment. Performers have included the Southern Dance Academy, Southeast Bulloch High School band, and many local bands.
The slow tractor race is an annual race where tractors race as slowly as possible. The last tractor to cross the finish line is the winner. The Kiddie Pedal Tractor race is designed for children who race a pint-sized tractor