Head to Driver Days

Published 9:58 pm Monday, October 15, 2018

If you just haven’t gotten enough of fall festivals lately, the annual Driver Days festival will take place this weekend in one of Suffolk’s most beloved villages.

The festival will happen Saturday and Sunday with vendors, rides, food, games, children’s activities and more. It all takes place at the historic crossroads of Driver Lane and Kings Highway.

This old railroad stop has seen its highs and lows over the years, from its heyday to the 2008 tornado that devastated many of the village’s businesses.

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But it’s safe to say that it’s stronger now than it has been at any point in recent memory, and yet another Driver Days festival that keeps getting stronger is a testament to that.

This year’s festival will include a car show on Saturday, under new direction this year by Berea Christian Church after 21 years of being run by Ronnie and Jason Gould.

It will include a cornhole tournament both days with some of the biggest names in the game coming to play against local folks. The Driver cornhole tournaments, both during Driver Days and on a regular basis throughout the year, have raised a lot of money in recent years for various causes, and this year’s rendition at the festival promises to be better than ever.

There will also be a StrongWILL Fun Run/Walk that takes place on the beautiful Seaboard Coastline Trail on Saturday, and the 17th annual Sherri Parker Poker Run and Bike Show on Sunday.

As with just about any autumn weekend, there’s no excuse for not having something to do this Saturday and Sunday. Grab the kids and head to Driver Days. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.