Peanut Fest will return this year

Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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The Peanut Fest tradition will return this year, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.

Suffolk Festivals Inc. announced the return of Suffolk Peanut Fest, offering a three-day family festival, Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 10.

As with most large public events, the 2020 Suffolk Peanut Fest was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the current easing of restrictions by Gov. Ralph Northam, Suffolk Festivals’ volunteer event planners are planning for the 2021 Peanut Fest

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“We are excited to bring back Suffolk Peanut Fest, especially after a year of restricted gatherings and events. While 2021 looks a little different, it is our goal to incorporate our festival traditions while adding new fun elements,” Lisa Key, Suffolk Festivals’ executive director, stated in a press release. “We have a short time to pull a large event together, and we are ready for the challenge.”

Festival details will continue to emerge as plans develop. Keep up to date at

General admission is $10 per person; children 10 and under are free. Parking is free. For more information about Suffolk Peanut Fest and associated concerts, events and games, log onto or contact Suffolk Festivals at 757-539-6751 or visit Sponsorship, vendor and exhibitor opportunities are still available.