SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Public Works crews are busy preparing for another Peanut Festival in Suffolk. Crews are working hard to make your journey to the Peanut Fest a safe one.
A dozen workers placed traffic control devices along a tow mile stretch of Carolina Road Thursday in preparation for the crowds of people planning to attend the 33rd Annual Peanut Festival. Peanut Fest, a four day even, usually hosts a crowd of as many as 200,000 visitors annually.
The crews are putting barrels, cones, signs and message boards on Carolina Road between the RT13/RT 32 bypass and the Suffolk Executive Airport, Suffolk public information officer Debbie George said. When all is said and done, some 140 barrels, 140 cones, 12 signs and three message board will be there safely directing visitors to and from the festival.
The Suffolk Peanut Festival kicks off Thursday, October 7 at 2 pm and runs through the weekend.
Find out more about the event by visiting www.suffolkfest.org or call 757-539-6751.
Visitors will enjoy local, regional and national entertainment, fireworks, a shrimp feast, a demolition derby, peanut butter sculpture contest, carnival rides, craft exhibits and more! Admission is free, but parking costs $10 per vehicle.
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