Mark your calendars

Published 9:32 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019

It’s October in Suffolk, and that means that everybody will be griping about the summer temperatures for the foreseeable future, even as we continue to get more firmly entrenched in autumn.

But it also means there are a lot of incredible events coming up, and you won’t want to miss any of them. We understand if you have to pick and choose, though. It will be tough.

Here’s our take on the best events of October, but there are so many more that won’t fit into this space. For more information on these events, and more events, check our calendar listings throughout the month, or check out our online calendar at

  • The Suffolk Peanut Fest Parade at 10 a.m. this Saturday: This parade is an hour-long extravaganza of princesses, marching bands, local organizations and more.
  • The 10th annual BBQ and Oyster Roast benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs Suffolk Unit this Saturday evening: $40 at the gate will get you all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue and all-you-can-drink water and soda. Your ticket includes two drink tickets for beer or wine. There’s fixings to bring forth the best in your oysters and barbecue. What more could you ask for?
  • Shrimp Feast next Thursday: Again, all-you-can-eat seafood and barbecue, with all the fixings. Is Suffolk a great town, or what? Only $35 a person, in advance only.
  • Peanut Fest next Thursday through Sunday: You just can’t miss it. Music, carnival rides, carnival food, and loads of entertainment and fun of all kinds.
  • Driver Days on Oct. 19-20: Celebrating one of Suffolk’s most hidden treasures, Driver Days is a festival and carnival in the village of Driver. Come see what a fun little village this corner of Suffolk is.
  • Touch A Truck, Train & Trick or Treat: Let’s be honest, even adults love to see cool vehicles and get candy. How much more do you think the children love it? Kids can “trick or treat” at each vehicle, with their costumes on, as they get to see construction equipment, public safety vehicles and even a train caboose. It’s a can’t-miss for those with little ones.

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So there you have it, a run-down of some of the best bets for October. We hope to see you there!