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Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival is back for 43rd year this month

Chippokes Plantation State Park will host the annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, this year. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival website)
Chippokes Plantation State Park will host the annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, this year. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival website)

The Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival is back for its 43rd year in Surry County.

This year’s festival July 21 and 22 at Chippokes Plantation State Park will feature artisans and craftsmen, live music, a petting zoo and a mix of food vendors from across the region, the park said in a news release.

The annual Pork, Peanut and Pine parade and the Little Mister and Miss Peanut Pageant will also be held during the festival.

The Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival was created in 1975 to showcase Surry County’s agricultural products. Smithfield Foods is sponsoring this year’s festival, the release said.

Local craft beer, wine and cider will also be available.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21 and noon to 5 p.m. July 22. Visit the festival’s website for a full schedule of events.

Parking is $5 for single-occupancy vehicles, and $10 for cars with two or more passengers. Parking fees for small buses is $25, and $50 for large buses.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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