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September Events

Peanut Festival Golf Tournament

Suffolk Festivals presents this golf tournament in support of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Breakfast, lunch and Awards Banquet are included in registration fee. Registration deadline is 9/23/2022. 

Dates: September 29, 2022

Location: Sleepy Hole Golf Course

Time: Round I at 8am / Round II at 1pm

More: http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/peanut-fest-golf-tournament.html

Food Truck Rodeo

The Franklin Fall Festival is right around the corner and this year will kick off the first annual Food Truck Rodeo!  Friday evening come taste menus from up to 10 different food trucks, enjoy live music from Silver Street & Hickory Knoll w/special guest Hog Bear!

Dates: September 30, 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Barrett’s Landing Park, downtown Franklin

October Events

Suffolk Parks  & Recreation

Registration is underway for their Youth Winter League, featuring basketball, cheerleading, and Futsal, which is a modified form of soccer.

Dates: Registration is open from September 1 – October 29th. 

Location: Register in person at the Parks & Rec Administration office Monday-Friday, from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Registration will also be held at Creekside Rec Center and Mack Been Jr. Rec Center every Saturday in October from 10am – 1:30pm

More Info: http://www.suffolkva.us/266/Parks-Recreation/

Franklin Fall Festival

The streets will be filled with crafters, music, food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways, funnel cake and much much more! This will be a fun event, kicking off Fall and having an exciting day for the whole family !

Dates: October 1, 2022

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Downtown Franklin

Time: 3pm – 7pm

More Info https://www.visitfranklinsouthamptonva.com/upcoming-events/2022/10/franklin-fall-festival/

Suffolk Ruritan Shrimp Feast

Always a fun event as the prelude to the Suffolk Peanut Festival. All you can eat shrimp, barbecue, coleslaw, ice tea and adult beverages and live music from Island Boy! Tickets are $40 in advance only. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold, so buy yours today! Tickets available at many Suffolk businesses, by phone at 757,620.8625 or suffolkpeanutfest.com

Dates: October 7, 2022

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport

Time: 3pm – 7pm

More: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=102342

Franklin Cruise In Finale

Franklin Cruise In Finale will be Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. This will be one of your last chances of summer to enjoy car enthusiasts meeting in a family-friendly environment. Open to all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks, and bikes.

Dates: October 8, 2022

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Main Street Franklin (at Fire Station)

Suffolk Peanut Festival

The 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest promises plenty of family fun! Enjoy concerts, amusement rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, the Kent Family Circus, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, the peanut cup auto cross, motorcycle rally, fireworks and much more! Don’t miss the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, a moving tribute to those lost on September 11th. General admission is $10 per person; ​Children 10 & under are free. Parking is free.

Dates: October 6-9, 2022

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport

More Info: http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/

Demolition Derby

Always a fun event during each year’s Suffolk Peanut Festival. Classes: Stock, Compact, Stock Full Size. $3,650 in cash prizes!

Dates: October 8, 2022

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport

Time: 2pm

More: http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/demolition-derby.html

Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally

The 20th annual event happening during this year’s Suffolk Peanut Festival. Enjoy a 80-mile scenic ride around the scenic Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge!

Dates: October 9, 2022

Location: Suffolk Executive Airport

Registration: 8AM

More: http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/swamp-roar-motorcycle-rally.html

Boykins PumpkinFest

Come to the 12th Annual Boykins Pumpkin Fest where memories will be made with wholesome family events, activities and entertainment. To start the day there will be a ribbon cutting of the new Blessing Brick Walkway in the mini park. Tiny Miss and Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Pageant, followed by a costume parade. Enjoy vendor , bounce houses, petting zoo, games, hay ride , cake walk, 50/50 raffle and livre music. Registration for the Pageant is open until October 1st!

Date: October 15, 2022

Time: 10am – 5pm

More: https://www.visitfranklinsouthamptonva.com/upcoming-events/2022/10/boykins-pumpkin-fest-2022-3-1/

Robert A. Hill Sr. Toy Ride

The Robert A. Hill Sr. FOP Lodge #16 in Courtland is sponsoring their 16th annual Toy Ride for local children in need. Enjoy a fun ride starting a HUMC in Courtland and ending at Fred’s in downtown Franklin, plus  50/50 raffle, door prizes and more!

Date: October 15, 2022

Time: 9:30am registration

More: Sammy Carr at 757-899-0721 or email: [email protected]

Chippokes Harvest Festival

The 9th annual Chippokes State Park Harvest Festival will feature food & craft vendors, hayrides, heritage craft demos, kids activities, antique tractor pulls, free entertainment, and more!

Date: October 15, 2022

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Chippokes State Park. 695 Chippokes Park Road/Surry, VA 23883

Driver Days Fall Festival 

Enjoy a weekend of family fun a the 9th annual event featuring a parade, crafters and food vendors, Diver merchants, hay ride, train rides and more!

Date: October 15 – 16, 2022

Time: 10am – 6pm Saturday / 11am – 5pm Sunday

More: https://driverevents.com/home-page

Suicide Prevention Walk

Suffolk Out of the Darkness is sponsoring a community walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be a part of the movement – turn hope into action!

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 10:00AM registration

Location: Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennett’s Creek Park Rd, Suffolk

More Info: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=8494

Haunted Hayride

Get ready for chills and thrills at this 6th annual fundraising event for the Sedley Volunteer Fire Department. Four frightful nights to enjoy!

Dates: October 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th

Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location: Sedley VFD

IOW Chamber Annual Meeting

The Isle of Wight Chamber is celebrating 38 years with a big annual member meeting featuring food and beverages, a chili cook-off, music, corn hole, and much more. 

Dates: October 27, 2022

Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Windsor Town Center at 23361 Courthouse Highway 


Bring your little goblins and ghouls for Touch a Truck & Trick or Treat to enjoy food, candy, games, trucks, and more! Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles. Vehicles on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, and utility trucks. WEAR YOUR COSTUMES AND BRING TREAT BAGS! Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15 and are available on-site the day of the event.

Dates: October 29, 2022

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: N. Commerce Street downtown Suffolk

November Events

Fish Fry

Support the Sunbury Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing a fish plate, catered by Captain Bob’s. Tickets are $10 per plate. Tickets available at G.P. Kittrell & Son, Tom Perry’s or any SVFD member. Take out only!  

Date: November 11, 2022

Location: Sunbury Fire department

Time: Lunch: 11am – 2pm / Dinner: 4pm – 7pm


Oyster Roast

The 18th annual C.E. & H Ruritan Club Oyster Roast! Live music – Roasted Oysters – Chowder.  Limited to 500 tickets. Advance tickets only. 

Date: November 12, 2022

Location: 8881 Eclipse Drive, Suffolk, VA.

Time: 1pm – 5pm


Blood Drive

The Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring this important Red Cross Blood Drive.

Date: November 18, 2022

Time: 1pm – 6pm

Location: Newsoms Firehouse/  22146 General Thomas Highway

December Events

Franklin Christmas Parade

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with Franklin’s ‘Gingerbread Land’ themed parade on December 2nd! The parade will feature local businesses, marching bands, antique cars, local talents, and of course Santa himself! If you are interested in participating in the parade, please visit: https://www.franklinva.com/news-events/city-news/2022/09/christmas-parade-registration/ and submit the registration form to [email protected] by Nov 18th. 

Date: December 2, 2022

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Downtown Franklin