SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The Suffolk Peanut Festival has been canceled due to high winds and rain.

The decision to cancel the festival came Friday evening.

The event will be closed both Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9.

Some of the larger attractions of the event, such as the Suffolk Mud Jam and the Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally will be rescheduled for a later date. That date will be announced in the coming weeks.

"While Suffolk Festivals, Inc., regrets having to cancel the remainder of the event, the safety of the attendees, vendors and volunteers remains a priority for the event organizers," said Suffolk Festivals, Inc., in a press release.

People who would like to attend the event at the rescheduled date are asked to check the Suffolk Peanut Fest Facebook page or visit