Peanut Fest will return this year

Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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

“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 SuffolkPeanutFest.com.

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 SuffolkPeanutFest.com or contact Suffolk Festivals at 757-539-6751 or visit facebook.com/SuffolkPeanutFest. Sponsorship, vendor and exhibitor opportunities are still available.