Sunday, Sept. 24th Update

The Parade will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm.  Line-Up will begin at 1:00pm.

The Feature Attraction Band will be performing at 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Fireworks will be starting at 8:00pm

Plans for the 61st Annual Virginia Peanut Festival are well underway.  We will have all of your favorites including arts and crafts, educational exhibits, a parade, live musical entertainment throughout the weekend, tractor displays, and that festival food we all look forward to every year.  

The Car show will be held this year at its original site, The Old Elementary School, 114 South Main Street. From the old to the new, there is something there for everyone. Cars, trucks, motorcycles; we have it all!

There will be top notch carnival attractions.  Be sure to check back for our unlimited ride specials.

Activities will begin on Thursday, the 21st and end on Sunday, the 24th.

We will see you in the park…
Virginia Peanut Festival Committee
Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce

2023 Virginia Peanut Festival "Kick-Off Kook-Off"

You’re invited to join us Thursday, September 21st, 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm The “Kick-Off Kook-Off” is one of the highlights of the festival weekend.  It is held each year on Thursday evening and is the official opening of the festival weekend.  Restaurants & Individuals may enter their choice of recipe using peanuts or peanut butter in the following categories…

Main Dish
Best Side Dish (appetizer or sauce)
Best Dessert
“Nutty” Mention

Visitors may purchase a tasting kit for just $8 and vote for their favorites. In doing so, they have the advantage of sampling fine treats & entrées, while enjoying live entertainment and socializing with good friends and neighbors. Beverages will be available for sale.

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