Love Peanuts, Northwest? Celebrate Your Favorite Legume During the Suffolk Peanut Fest, Happening Oct. 8 in Suffolk!

October 5, 2015 2:46 pm

It's salty, it's shelled, and it's delicious by the handful or in your favorite savory and sweet snacks. We're talking about the peanut, of course, and if you're a fan of this nutty legume, then be sure to plan a visit to the Suffolk Peanut Fest! A Suffolk tradition for nearly four decades, this annual festival will return for its 38th year to the Suffolk Executive Airport, not too far from Northwest.

The family-friendly fun starts on Thursday, Oct. 8, and continues for three days thereafter. On the docket for this year's event? Tractor pulls, pony rides, a petting zoo, amusement park rides and games, a demolition derby, cornhole tournament, and plenty of live music — and peanuts! It's all part of the festival's mission: to "honor [Suffolk]’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes."

The Suffolk Peanut Fest is free to enter, and parking will be offered at $15 per vehicle, per entry. If you plan on attending the event more than once this year, consider purchasing a four-day parking pass for $25.

Suffolk Peanut Fest 2015
Oct. 8-Oct. 11
Suffolk Executive Airport
1410 Airport Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

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Heads Up, Northwest Youngsters: This Saturday’s Virginia Children’s Festival Is All About You!

October 1, 2015 12:30 pm

Even if you were unaware that the Virginia Children's Festival returns for its 27th year on Saturday, chances are your kids would have clued you in! That's because this family-friendly festival is a favorite among area youngsters, transforming Norfolk's Town Point Park in a kid-tastic wonderland of entertainment and activities!

Stop by the park between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, and you'll encounter more than 100 workshops and craft stations offering a wide range of interactive activities: nature exhibits, science experiments, cooking demos, make-and-take crafts, a teddy bear tea … the list goes on, but every activity is designed with kids 10 and under in mind. Younger children (shorter than 3 feet tall) can safely run and romp within Toddler Town, which promises a ball pit, trucks, and inflatables. Afterward, check out a music performance on the festival's two stages, and be sure to snap a pic with your child's favorite costumed character.

Planning on attending this year's Virginia Children's Festival, Northwest? Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online.

Virginia Children's Festival 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
Town Point Park
Downtown Norfolk, VA

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All Eyes Will Turn Toward the Sky During the NAS Oceana Air Show, Taking Place Sept. 19-20 Near Northwest

September 15, 2015 2:30 pm

If you're heading to the NAS Oceana Air Show, be sure to keep your eyes glued to the sky. That way, you won't miss a second of the action as the United States Navy’s Blue Angels dazzle the audience with their heart-racing aerial maneuvers!

The Blue Angels are just one facet of this event, which takes place at Naval Air Station Oceana on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20. Other performances will include gravity-defying stunts by aviators Greg Shelton, Bill Leff, Gary Ward, and Paul Wood, as well as a precision flying demonstration by the GEICO Skytypers. Other performers on the agenda? Skydive Suffolk, hang glider Dan Buchanan, Les Shockley's Triple Jet Engine Monster Truck, and other acts guaranteed to get your pulse pumping!

Want to attend, Northwest? Tickets can be purchased online and start at $4 for bleacher seats.

NAS Oceana Air Show 2015
Sept. 19-20
Naval Air Station Oceana
1750 Tomcat Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23460

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