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45th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest

Make plans to join in the fun of the 45th Anniversary of Suffolk’s most popular festival! This year’s theme is “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” which translates into “Let the Good Times Roll,” and introduces the spirt of “Fat Tuesday” into Suffolk’s premiere festival.

Festival Hours:
Thursday, October 5: 4-10pm
Friday, October 6: 10am-10pm
Saturday, October 7: 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 8: 10am-7pm

Festival goers will enjoy musical acts including The Deloreans, Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band, American Idol’s Dan Marshall, ZZ-KC: The World’s Most Authentic ZZ Top Tribute, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Celeste Kellogg, and Nuthin Fancy: The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band. There will also be performances by Band-it (Suffolk Public Schools’ youth musicians), Snackbar Jones, Griffin Lane, Allongé Dance Academy, The Luke Willette Band, Bobby Blackhat, and The Sam Floyd Band.

There will also be an encore visit by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, an 83-foot tractor-trailer that transforms into an 1,100-square-foot exhibit featuring World Trade Center Steel, aluminum façade from the buildings, radio transmissions from first responders, and items found in the rubble after the Twin Towers collapsed. This unique mobile exhibit serves to honor and preserve the legacies of the first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Traditional festival fun continues with the annual Demolition Derby, Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally, Peanut Cup Race, Monster Truck Rides, plus a full carnival complete with amusement rides, games, and food. Special features include the World’s Only Peanut Butter Sculpting Competition, Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast, fireworks, an Imagination Station by ArtVentures, Clogging Jamboree, a Touch-A-Truck interactive exhibit, straw maze, chalk art contest, petting zoo and pony rides, plus a cornhole tournament, two Princess Meet & Greet Sing-Alongs, etc. The Kent Family Circus will dazzle families with their circus arts and magic, while JB Rattles will delight festivalgoers with a wide variety of reptiles and insects. Senior Bingo returns through partnership with Suffolk Parks and Recreation. Merchants, vendors, crafters, and exhibitors will offer their wares and concessions, including beer and wine, throughout the event site.

Tickets are now available for purchase online at SuffolkPeanutFest.com. General Admission is $10 per person. Children 10 & under are free.

Special Pricing Details:
• Carload Night is Thursday, October 5, when admission is FREE. Purchase up to eight all-you-can-ride wristbands for $50 total (Carload Night only).
• Kiddie Day is scheduled for Friday, October 6, with complimentary admission from 10am until noon, and offering a variety of free pre-school age activities.
• Military Appreciation Day is Sunday, October 8, with 1/2 price admission for active, retired military and active first responders.
• $30 per person all-you-can-ride wristbands are available on Sunday, October 8. Parking is free.


Oct 05 - 08 2023


10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Suffolk Executive Airport
1410 Airport Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
Peanut Fest Website
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