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Suffolk Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia is the southernmost of the seven cities of Hampton Roads.

Popular attractions include Riddicks Folly House Museum, Suffolk-Nansemond Museum, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, Southern Gun Works and Museum, and Suffolk Art Gallery - Suffolk Art League Museum.

Suffolk is the home of Planters Peanuts, an internationally known snack company. The surrounding area is known for its abundant peanut crops, fresh produce, and other agricultural products.

The Suffolk Peanut Festival is one of the city's best known festivals. The annual festival features concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, fireworks, and other attractions.

The Suffolk Peanut Festival has been featured in numerous magazines, including Virginia Business, Southern Living, The Southern Farmers Almanac, Best Festivals-Mid Atlantic, and others.

The Suffolk Downtown Street Festival is another annual event. The festival features music, art, history, and food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

The Suffolk First Saturday Art Walk in Historic Downtown is held from June-December. First Saturday Art Walks encourage visitors to explore art galleries, gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, and other downtown Suffolk businesses.