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Family Events - Updated Daily
 
 Friday, September 26 at  The Queen’s Banquet  7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)
  • Located at the Hilton Garden Inn-Riverfront 100 E. Constance Road
  • Sponsored by: Planters A division of Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
  • Produced by: The Pilot Club of Suffolk

Since 1941, the peanut festivities have included an array of pageantry and the coronation of a queen and her court. The first "Queen Arachis Hypogea" (the botanical name for the peanut plant), Olive Cawley from New Jersey, was attired in an all-peanut gown, and her entourage included 50 princesses from dozens of communities and neighboring states.

The second festival queen, Patricia Donnelly of Detroit, had been the 1939 Miss America. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries including Amedeo Obici, who scattered roasted peanuts at her feet rather than the traditional rose petals.

The modern predecessor of today's festival, Harvest Fest, was started in 1978, and the festival queen was voted by the general public. Since then, the title has been bestowed to scores of young ladies, along with the task of representing the festival and the City of Suffolk and an array of activities.

Today's festival queen is selected from among rising high school seniors that are evaluated by a panel based on four criteria: a creative writing essay; school activities; awards and achievements; and community involvement. The Queen and her Court will be reconized at a Banquet  produced by the Pilot Club of Suffolk.

Tickets are $30 per person. For ticket availability, call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130.

 Saturday, October 4th at 7:30 AM Suffolk on the Move 5K Run 
     Check In @ 6:30am, Run @ 7:30am from Constant's Wharf.
 
    Saturday, October 4th at 10:00am City of Suffolk Peanut Fest Parade in Downtown Suffolk 
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: Event:
2:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Festival open to the public
  • Duke Automotive Information Booth open all hours.
  • Duke Automotive Hometown County Fair Tent open all hours.
2:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Amusements and games.
    National Events Management presents Dreamland Amusement Rides and Games (a full-size carnival complete with Ferris Wheel).
    • On Thursday, pay one-price for all-you-can-ride carnival. Tickets: $25 per person.                                 
  • Face Painting by Picasso Face & Body Painter
  • Peanut Fest Helping Flush Out Cancer Peanut Toss
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast
    Adult beverages served. Tickets: $30 per person
    Live entertainment - TBA
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: Event:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Festival open to the public. Free parking until noon.
  • Duke Automotive Information Booth open all hours.
  • Duke Automotive Hometown County Fair Tent open all hours.
  • Amusements and games.
    National Events Management presents Dreamland Amusement Rides and Games (a full-size carnival complete with Ferris Wheel).
  • Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Face Painting by Picasso Face & Body Painter
  • Monster Truck Rides
  • Peanut Fest Helping Flush Out Cancer Peanut Toss 
10:00 AM to Noon
  • Kiddie Day Activities in the Gooberland Family Area
    Sponsored by: Duke Automotive and Optima Family Care and McDonalds
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Senior Day Activities in the Activities Tent
 4:00PM & 5:30 PM

          Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wing Eating Contest

 6:00 PM
  • Bingo in the Activities Tent
6:00 PM
  • Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in the Arena Area
    Sponsored by: General Rental Center
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: Event:
 

 

 

10 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Festival open to the public.
  • Duke Automotive Information Booth open all hours.
10 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Amusements and games.
    National Events Management presents Dreamland Amusement Rides and Games                                    (a full-size carnival complete with Ferris Wheel)
  • Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Face Painting by Picasso Face & Body Painter
  • Monster Truck Rides
  • Bear Path Acres - Sponsored by Bayport Credit Union
  • Peanut Fest Helping Flush Out Cancer Peanut Toss
  • Bon Secours Care-A-Van
10:00 AM
  • Bingo in the Activities Tent
  • Duke Automotive Hometown County Fair Tent open all hours.
  • Registration for ATV Mud Bog in Arena Area 
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sidewalk Art Contest 
10:30 AM
  •  Cornhole Tournament
12:30 Noon
  • Peanut Fest 250 Mini Truck and Tractor Pull

  

1:00 PM
  • Cornhole Tournament
1:00 PM
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Hot Wings Easting Contest-   Prizes
          
2:00 PM
  • Worlds Only Peanut Butter Sculpture Contest
    Sponsored by Producers Peanut Co., Inc.
3:00 PM
  •  Buffalo Wild Wings - Hot Wings Eating Contest -  Prizes         


5:00 PM

  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Hot Wings Eating Contest - Prizes
6:00 PM
  • Karaoke Contest — Open to Public (Cash Prizes)
8:00 PM
  • Lipton Tea Fireworks Extravaganza
    Produced by: Pyrotecnico
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: Event:
9:00 AM
  • Staging of Bikes - Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally
    Sponsored by: Suffolk Division of Tourism and Lipton
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Festival open to the public
  • Duke Automotive Information Booth open all hours.
  • Duke Automotive Hometown County Fair Tent open all hours.
  • Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Face Painting by Picasso Face & Body Painter
  • Monster Truck Rides
  • Bear Path Acres - Sponsored by Bayport Credit Union 
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Amusements and games
    National Events Management presents Dreamland Amusement Rides and Games (a full-size carnival complete with Ferris Wheel)
  • Peanut Fest Helping Flush Out Cancer Peanut Toss 
  • Additional family events on the Harvest Family Stage; see entertainment schedule.
10:30 AM
  • Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally
    On the Festival Grounds
    Sponsored by: Suffolk Division of Tourism and Lipton
12:00 PM
  • Bingo in the Activities Tent
       
           
 

          

 

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