4 things to do this weekend (10/6 – 10/7)

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Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

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1.) Go nuts at the Suffolk Peanut Festival in Suffolk, Virginia! Enter the Peanut Butter Sculpting Contest and receive complimentary admission to the Festival. Follow along the Peanut Fest Parade as it progresses down Washington Street, North Main Street, and Finney Avenue. Enjoy lively music from local marching bands and see the nice floats. Seafood lovers should chow down on seasoned shrimp and fixings at the Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Fest. There will be music provided by entertainers such as Kevin Mac, Luke Pell, William Michael Morgan, Little Country, Craig Morgan, Mojo Collins, Luke Wilette and the Show Me Band, and the Black White & Blues Band. Fans of cool cars must see the Demolition Derby, the Suffolk Spring Mud Jam, and the Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally. You can also enter their 5K and win a trophy (or other sweet prize).
Check out: http://www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/.

2.) Check out the Bath County Plein Air Festival in Bath County, Virginia! See your favorite artists paint “en plein air” in the great outdoors. Meet the 32 painters that will be coming from all over the nation – which include Natalia Andreeva, Olena Babak, Andras Bality, Beth Bathe, George Bodine, Kyle Buckland, Ed Hatch, Doug Clarke, Ray Ewing, Neal Hughes, Ralph James, Patrick Lee, Susan Lee, William Wright, Heather Martin, Charles Newman, Crista Pisano, Cynthia Rosen, George van Hook, Lena Thynell, Jeremy SamsMark Kelvin Horton, and others.
Please see https://www.bathcountypleinairfestival.org/ to find out more.

3.) Don’t miss CoVa Restaurant Week! At select locations all over Coastal Virginia, Participating restaurants at Virginia Beach include 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, 1608 Crafthouse, Aldo’s Ristorante, Aloah Snacks, Bahama Breeze Island Grille, Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen, Becca Restaurant & Garden, Blue Pete’s Restaurant, Bonefish Grill, Coastal Grill, La Bella Italia, Mannino’s Italian Bistro Oceanfront, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Melting Pot, Tupelo Honey, and others. Restaurants in Norfolk include Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Saffron Indian Bistro. Restaurants in Chesapeake include Blue Pelican Seafood and Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria.
To find out more, click on: https://www.covarestaurantweek.com/.

4.) Have a really good time at Oktoberfest at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia! See traditional German dances and sample their cuisine. Entertainment includes the Rhythm Road Band, Schwartz Sauerkraut Band, and the Hirschjaegar Dancers. There will be plenty of games such as Trap Ball, Quoits, and Snake in the Grass. Participate in sauerkraut races. Learn about woodworking, making sauerkraut, grinding oats, as well as flax and wool processing. Various food vendors will be there, like the Bavarian Chef (which I highly recommend), Joe’s Sausages, Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro, MJ’s Kickin’ Kettle Corn, Shaved Ice, and Sweet Nana Cakes. Shop around at their Artisan craft fair.
For more info, visit: http://www.frontiermuseum.org/oktoberfest-2017-107/.