2022 Suffolk Peanut Fest to recognize 21st anniversary of 9/11

Published 6:46 pm Friday, September 9, 2022

Suffolk Festivals Inc., is set to honor the fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, by hosting the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit throughout the 44th annual Suffolk Peanut Fest, Oct. 6-9.

Held at the Suffolk Executive Airport, the four-day family festival will feature the 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 Sept. 11, 2001, according to a festival news release.

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Accompanied by regional first responders and patriotic groups, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will begin its journey to the festival site at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Originating at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, the procession will maneuver through historic downtown Suffolk via North Main Street and continuing along Carolina Road, before arriving at the Suffolk Executive Airport. Friday, Oct. 7.

Hours for the Suffolk Peanut Fest are 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., with the first two hours of the day designated as “Kiddie Day,” allowing free admission for everyone until noon. In addition to the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, families can enjoy special activities geared towards young children from until noon.

As a pre-festival event, Suffolk Festivals Inc., is hosting the first Suffolk Peanut Fest Golf Tournament at Sleepy Hole Golf Course on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. To learn more about this golf tournament and all festival activities, go to SuffolkPeanutFest.coom.

Additional inquiries may be made by calling the Festival office at 757.539.6751.

The 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest is October 6-9. General admission is $10 per person; Children 10 and under are free. Carload Night is Thursday, Oct. 6, admission is free.

Purchase up to eight all-you-can-ride wristbands for $50 (Carload Night only).

Military Appreciation Day is Sunday, Oct, 9 (half price admission for active, retired military and active first responders). $30 per person all-you-can-ride wristbands are available on Sunday, Oct. 9. Parking is free.