Want to find great food, fabulous entertainment, and plenty of children’s activities all within walking distance of each other? Take a bite out of the annual Taste of Suffolk street festival on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in downtown Suffolk.
Taste of Suffolk is in its twelfth year having attracted residents, as well as visitors, from all over Hampton Roads. The event site will stretch down Main Street starting on Finney Ave and cover Washington Street from Commerce to Saratoga Street. Main Street will be lined with over 20 eateries from all over Suffolk presenting some of their specialty food items, merchandise vendors displaying a variety of goods and services, a New Car show with local Suffolk dealerships, all day entertainment with live music, contests that are sure to get everyone on their feet, and a live plant sale from the Master Gardeners. There will also be a large Children’s Area featuring bounce houses, clowns and face painters, the Fire Safety House, craft activities, amusements, and much more.
We are excited to include a Beer Garden at the Oderzo Fountain area (located beside the Courthouse), showcasing craft brews from Brick & Mortar Brewing Company and other local and state-wide breweries. Everyone is sure to find something to enjoy at this year’s Taste of Suffolk.
Taste of Suffolk will feature Suffolk’s best eateries offering a limited menu of their best cuisine offerings at minimal pricing, allowing event attendees to try a wide variety of affordable and tasty treats.
Buffalo Wild Wings Wing Contests will be held throughout the day on the Market Street Stage. Those who are interested in participating in the adult eating contests can sign up at the Contest Tent.
Merchant Vendors will be onsite featuring everything from home improvement items to handmade fabric pieces to decorative items.
There will be plenty of free parking lots surrounding the event site. These free parking areas are Cherry Street parking lot located off of Saratoga Street, the Saratoga Street parking lot, First Baptist parking lot, Godwin Courts Building parking lot, Market Park parking lot, and the Prentis Street parking lot. Roads will be blocked for the festival beginning at 6:00 a.m. Road closures will be at Finney Avenue and North Main Street down to Fayette Street, Oakdale Terrace, Freemason Street and Finney Avenue, Washington Street from Commerce Street to Saratoga Street and Bank Street at Commerce Street. The roads will reopen at 8:00 p.m. Shuttles for parking will not be available.
Taste of Suffolk is hosted by Suffolk Parks & Recreation. Special thanks to event sponsors Suffolk Economic Development Authority, Charter Spectrum, Pender & Coward Attorneys at Law, and Buffalo Wild Wings.