The Planter's Peanuts Nut-mobile is in town! It'll be here for three days within the area, showing up for fun filled events and following Covid-19 guidelines to a tee.
I conducted a small interview with the three conductors of such a vessel. Danny "Mac-a-Dania," Go-Nuts-Grace and Shannon- Shan Nut.
I found out they’re on a year long tour, traveling all around the country in the Nut-Mobile. They visit a new city every week and I’d definitely consider them tried and true road dogs.
As I said above, the Nut-mobile is in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti this weekend. While they're in town, they’ll be stopping at the Dixboro Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow. The market is located at 5221 Church road Ann Arbor.
On Saturday, Oct. 17,they’ll be attending Trek or Treat- hosted at Rolling Hills Metro Park in Ypsi. They’ll be there from 11:00 to 3:00. Then for Sunday, Oct. 18, they’ll be hanging out at Wiard’s Orchard from 11:00 to 3:00.
With all this logistical stuff out of the way, I’d say its a really good idea to check out the Nut-Mobile. Never before have I seen such a large nut, and in these times, novelty is a relief. Laughing feels good.
Speaking to the crew a bit more, I learned that they’re not just bringing smiles to the area, they’re also being extremely respectful of Covid-19 regulations and encouraging visitors to all do their part to keep each other safe. Not only do they offer PPE to those who show up, they provide it to passer-bys as well.
I asked the crew what they liked about the area and “Shannon” spoke on the beauty present throughout Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. She mentioned the aesthetic of the leaves changing color this time of year as a particular thing that caught and held her eye. Before Ypsi/Ann Arbor, the crew visited Hell, Michigan and rode through Detroit.
Aside from viewing a giant vehicle that resembles a nut and is a great photo op, visiting the Nut-mobile would also give you the chance to play some games and taste some free samples.
So get out there, and visit. I’m sure your day will turn out nut-tastic if you do.
P.S. it’s 26 feet long and 11.5 feet wide.