Peach Festivals in 2016 in the U.S., Canada and Britain!
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2016 Peach Festivals: Where, When and More to Find an peach Festival Near You in 2016 !
Looking for a peach festival in 2016? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated for this year. All the Peach festivals in the US, Canada and Britain we can find are listed on this page! If you love peaches, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Peach festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add! I will update it for next year as soon as the festivals publish their information.
Always click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated directions about
- How to make your own home canned peaches, plums, cherries or nectarines (in a light sugar, regular sugar, natural fruit juice or no calorie sweetener solution)
- How to freeze peaches, plums, nectarines, figs and cherries
- Make amazing and easy peach jam
- Make your own home canned peach pie filling to use in the winter
- Or how about peach salsa?
- How to make canned spiced peaches
- Peach Cobbler
- How to make peach chutney
- You can make peach butter or even
- pickled peaches.
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Birmingham Peach Sensation Festival - Saturday in August
from 10 am to 1 pm
Cantina Overflow Room & Red Cat Coffeehouse, 2901 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL. NOTE: their website is gone and there is nothing on the internet about this festival so I think they must have stopped having it. Wtite me (feed back form) if you know! Alabama-grown peaches served right in the heart of Pepper Place at Birmingham's premier outdoor Saturday market. In addition to sampling original peach libations and dishes created by some of Birmingham's top chefs, enjoy the sweetness of knowing you are supporting individuals living with disabilities and the work of the The Full Life Ahead Foundation. A donation of $25/person is requested. (UPDATED: May 16, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 01, 2010)
Chilton County Peach Festival - June (Always held
during the 3rd week in June)
Clanton, AL. Phone: Phone: 205-755-2400. FREE- various locations arts, peach runs, cook offs pageants throughout week, crafts, music, parade, fishing tournament, auction, barbeque and other food. A Chilton County tradition since 1947. MISS PHOTOGENIC CONTEST. (UPDATED: May 16, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: April 07, 2010)
Annual Johnson County Peach Festival - mid June - See their
website for this year's dates and times
Town Square, Clarksville, AR 72830. Phone: (479) 754-9152. Email: email@example.com. Terrapin derby, frog jump, peach jam & jelly and peach cobbler bake-off, street dance, parade, diaper derby, craft booths, concession stands, peach pit spitting contest, water balloon toss, fiddling contest, egg toss, bicycle obstacle course, horseshoe pitching contest, Princess Elberta Pageant & Miss Arkansas preliminary pageants. Admission: Free events; pageants $7.
Schnepf Farms Annual Peach Festival - Weekends during the month
of May, every year
Orchards will be open for picking, peach foods sampling tent, peach pie eating contest, a peachy parade, arts & crafts, carousel rides, petting barn, honeybee rides, chef demonstrations, live entertainment. Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 am – 5 pm. Phone: 480-987-3100
California Peach Festival - 2 days in July - See their website
for this year's dates and times
Marysville, California. Starts Friday evening. No admission charge, parking is also free and available at Mervyn's. Events for children and adults alike. Bands such as "Inside Straight" performed country and rock music. Not into country and rock music? That doesn't matter. Peaches and pancakes served for breakfast on Saturday at the corner of 1st and D streets in Downtown Marysville between 8:00am-11:00am.
Oak Festival - mid September, See their website for this
year's dates and times
2624 Fir Street, Live Oak, CA 95953-2326. Phone: (530) 695-9777. Directions: Click here for a map. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce. The Live Oak Festival is a celebration of the role the agricultural industry plays in our community, which includes peaches. The Festival begins with a parade in our Historic Commercial District. Opening ceremonies follow and then live entertainment, craft and food vendors, children's activities and a car show. There are food contests, meet Miss Live Oak Festival, and enjoy tons of other good-old-fashioned family fun. Do you have an amazing rib recipe? Come and join our rib-cook-off and prove once and for all that your ribs really are the best! (ADDED: August 01, 2010)
Palisade Peach Festival - mid August - See their website for
this year's dates and times
Palisade, CO. Phone: 970-464-7458. Four days of fun-filled, entertaining events. With more than 100 food, art and craft vendors, great live musical entertainment, a fantastic children’s area, various culinary activities, numerous special events, and of course…peaches. Festivities get underway Thursday evening, August 14 in downtown Palisade with the Ice Cream Social and Street Dance and the “passing of the torch” between the outgoing and incoming Town Grouch. Friday afternoon and Saturday are highlighted by the Peach Festival at Riverbend Park with a variety of other events taking place around town. Along with the festival in the park, there are plenty of opportunities for a genuine Palisade Experience throughout the four days − from guided orchard tours, to a historical walking tour, to self-guided biking and rafting trips and the Sunday Farmers Market.
Wyoming Peach Festival - Held the first Saturday each August
from 10 am to 4 pm
Wyoming Railroad Station, North Railroad Avenue and Broad Street, Wyoming, DE 19934. Phone: (302) 697-3587 . The festival kicks off with a parade through town. The downtown area is turned into an area with food and craft vendors. Many shows take place at the railroad freight platform during the day. If is a fun filled day for every member of the family. Held since 1989, it also features entertainment and community displays.
Georgia Peach Festival - early June
Byron & Fort Valley, GA. The Georgia Peach Festival attracts between 7,000 and 15,000 visitors during festival week, including church and senior center groups and charter bus tours. Many festival goers stay throughout the week to participate in activities offered in both Fort Valley and Byron; including a paradfe, food, the world's largest peach cobbler, entertainment, etc. Festival Events, Art Show and Sale, Miss Ga. Peach Pageant, World's Largest Cobbler, Peach Recipes, Photo Gallery, Directions, Contact Us,
Morven Peach Festival
- 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, in May
Ernest Lawson Park., Morven, GA. Phone: (229) 775-2176.. The festival continues a 25-year-old tradition. There is no fee to attend. There will be peach ice cream, food, clothing, arts and crafts, and other collectibles from more than 100 different vendors, and entertainment. There will be arts and crafts, food booths, and a peach bake-off. The parade will start at 2 p.m. and there will be other events, as well. The peach bake-off will start at 10 a.m. and all food should be on the table by that time for judging
Cobden Peach Festival - First Saturday in August
Sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club, features carnival rides and games, Peach Queen Contest, homemade food and peach cobbler, parade starts at 4:30 on Saturday. Free admission. Phone: 618-893-2777.
Grafton Peach Festival - 10 am to 5 pm, See their website for
this year's dates and times
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center (off the Great River Road), Grafton, Illinois. Phone: 618-786-2331. Crafts, pies, jams, kids' activities and more! TAdmission is free.
Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival - The fourth weekend in
Squire Creek, Louisiana. The Peach Festival is a family-oriented event produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available in municipal and other lots near the festival venues. The fun begins on Friday, June 27 and runs until dusk Sunday evening, June 29. There’s live music in Railroad Park nightly beginning on Friday with Bayou Crossing, followed by the return of a festival favorite, the Buddy Terzia Band. All prices are for 2008: Friday admission: $5, ages 12 and up; $3, ages 7-12; ages 6 and under, free. On Saturday, the Mason Granade Band opens for festival headliner Asleep At The Wheel. Saturday admission all day: $5, ages 12 and up; $3, ages 7-12; age 6 and under, free. And on Sunday, enjoy an afternoon of gospel music and old-fashioned family activities in Railroad Park beginning at noon. There’s the Pet Show, Peach Eating Contest, and more cool stuff for kids. Sunday admission: Railroad Park, free: Civic Center venue: $5. The festival also features approximately 200 artisans and vendors of all types, both at Railroad Marketplace and at the Ruston Civic Center. There will also be helicopter rides throughout the weekend, a parade, antique cars, a rodeo, tennis tournament, 5K run, cookery contest and more. Calendar of Events | Events List | History | Fast Facts | Sponsors
Acushnet Apple-Peach Festival - Annually in early September
(just after Labor Day); See their website for this year's dates and
Acushnet, MA. Yard sales and farm stands line the main street of Acushnet. All leading to the center where the real action takes place. Freshly picked produce, homemade peach, apple, & custard, pies and pastries to market. Along with a variety of homemade foods to select from, including Chorizo Sandwiches.
The Wilbraham Peach Festival - held annually on a weekend in
mid-August (click on the link to their website for this year's dates)
. There is a full schedule of activities for both adults and children along with plenty of food and exhibits. The main stage and children's tent will feature a variety of local and regional talent, and FlippenOut Productions will make a return appearance on Sunday. And, of course, with peach sundaes, peach bread, peach shakes, and of course, Mr. Peach, we're sure you will have a peach of a time! All proceeds from the Wilbraham Peach Festival go to local community groups and scholarships.
Smolak Farm - peach festival - annual, in August (See their
website for this year's dates and times) from 10-4 pm both days.
315 South Bradford Street, N. Andover, MA. Phone: (978) 682-6332. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. PYO peaches, tomatoes, and early apples. Live music, classic cars on display, local artisans, kids corner, hayrides and more!
Michigan Peach Festival - Labor Day weekend
Romeo, MI. Phone: (586) 752-4436. Open: August 29 through September 2nd. The Michigan Peach Festival will run from August 29 through September 2 in Romeo. It features a parade, classic cars and a number of items made with peaches. For information, call the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce at (586) 752-4436. It runs every Labor Day weekend. As many as 400,000 people from from all over to Romeo for the five-day festival organized by the Romeo Lions of Northern Macomb County.
New Jersey Peach Festival - Annually, in late July; See their
website for this year's dates and times
4-H Fairgrounds, Route 77 South, Mullica Hill, NJ. The festival is held at and during the annual 4H festival in Gloucester County. In addition to displays of all types of yellow and white-fleshed peach and nectarines, there are educational displays of peach pest management, variety development, and everything you want to know about peaches. The annual peach bake off competition will be held on Saturday and the Little Peaches on Parade parade for kids will be held on Sunday. Peach cider drink and slush will complement that special New Jersey
peach ice cream that has long been a favorite of attendees. Consumers can also buy the best fresh New Jersey peaches, peach breads, peach pastries, jams and jellies and peach clothing too. There are also carnival rides, magic shows, musical acts, civil war re-enactors, a lumberjack show, a baby parade, racing pigs, a frog and turtle race, a craft fair - lots for the whole family to do. For more information, call 856 307-6450 Ext 1. Click here for Directions to the Fair/Festival and Map of Fairgrounds (165k PDF) and here for Frequently Asked Questions About the Gloucester County 4-H Fair and New Jersey Peach Festival (13k PDF)
Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival - September - See their website
for this year's dates and times
Lewiston, NY. Friday through Sunday at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. An old fashioned Festival complete with a parade, Peach Shortcake, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, carnival rides (North American Midway Entertainment) and 3 days of stage entertainment. The festival’s grand opening will be at 5 p.m. Friday, around the same time as the cheerleading competition gets started. On Saturday, a 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. near Key Bank on Center Street, followed by the roughly 2-hour parade at 11 a.m. Terry Buchwald will perform his popular Elvis impersonation at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The peach queen contest will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. In 2013; it's held on September 6th, 7th, 8th.
The North Carolina Peach Festival - held every year on the third
Saturday in July.
Candor, NC. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and the festivities take place in the park. Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy the local live entertainment. There is always lots of local peaches, peach ice cream and peach desserts.
The Knott's Island Peach Festival - the last full weekend in
Knotts Island, NC. Saturday from 10-7 with lawn mower races,and parade starts at 9am. Sunday, the park opens up again at 10:00 and the festival is over that evening at 5:00 pm. Held on Knotts Island on the grounds of the Ruritan Community Park on Brumley Road. There is a lot of room for parking and people. Get some basic directions further down. Parking is free. At the gate, there is a $5.00 admission fee (donation). Children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by paying adults. This price will admit you to the Wildlife Festival as well. There is food and drink available for sale from various vendors and crafters and artists have their goods for sale. Go here to Map Quest for more detailed directions. (UPDATED: March 30, 2011)
Porter Peach Festival and 5k run
- Thursday, Friday and SAturday in mid July; See their website for
this year's dates and times
peach cobbler, peach dessert, and peach preserves in Porter, OK at the annual Porter Peach festival. Saturday at 1 p.m. there’ll be free peaches and ice cream! There’s also a rodeo, bluegrass and country bands, a golf tournament, car show, and of course, a parade. The Miss Peach and Miss Peach Bud will also be introduced. One visitor commented that there were few peaches or peach dishes to be found at last year's festival. (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS)
Stratford Peach Festival - Saturday, July, from 9
am to 5 pm to See their website for this year's dates and times
Stratford City Park, Stratford, OK 74872. Phone: 580-759-3600. The Stratford Peach Festival will feature a variety of activities including live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, street games, helicopter rides and more. Pick up a bushel of fresh peaches from one of seven area orchards participating in the event, or simply enjoy a delicious serving of homemade peach ice cream. The Peach Festival car show will be making a return to this year's event and will include muscle cars, original trucks, modified trucks, special interest vehicles, sport compact cars, street rods from the 1920s-'60s and a variety of other classics. Categories of competition will include best in show, most likely to get a ticket, best custom truck, mayor's choice and more. Grab a seat along the sidelines or challenge the locals to such contests as a hay toss, best-dressed animal and ugly dog contest, sack races, a water balloon toss, money in the haystack, three-legged races, a hula-hoop contest, Frisbee throw and turtle races. There's something for everyone at this year's Peach Festival, so bring the whole family and prepare to have a great time this July. (ADDED: March 17, 2011)
- Trinity United Church of Christ Peach Festival -
Saturday, August - 8AM to 2PM, - Call for this year's dates and
Community Grounds, Hawbaker Drive, Fort Loudon PA. Phone: 717-369-4773. Open: Saturday, August (2013 will be the 3rd annual) - 8AM to 2PM. Directions: Located on Hawbaker Drive off Route 30. (Franklin County Pennsylvania.). This Annual Peach Festival has all things peaches: food, entertainment, art exhibit, arts and crafts (hand crafted items only), direct sales vendors and much more!
South Carolina Peach Festival
(Gaffney) - July
Gaffney, South Carolina. Events including a truck and tractor pull, concerts, entertainment, games, food, arts/craft shows, talent competitions, and a peach parade. The South Carolina Peach Festival has something for everyone. The South Carolina Peach Festival has been held annually in July because that's the peak season for local peach production. This year's events include Peach Beach, a peach dessert contest, a downtown Family Fun Fest, road races, a golf tournament, basketball competitions and a barbecue cookoff.
Lexington County Peach Festival - Fourth of July, every year
Gilbert, SC. A typical Peach Festival day begins at 9:00 AM with the judging of the Peachy Fruit Contest in the Gilbert Primary School Cafetorium. There you will find peach dishes of all kinds being judged. There is a peach auction and recognition of the oldest and youngest in attendance. One of the main attractions is the ever-popular parade which winds through the main streets of Gilbert beginning at 9:30 AM. There are usually over 125 units in the Peach Festival Parade. During the day numerous groups, bands, dance schools, and vocalists entertain on various outdoor stages in the beautiful, shady Gilbert Community Park. Hundreds of arts and crafts exhibitors are on hand to sell crafts -- many with "peachy" themes. There are plenty of peachy treats available such as peach ice cream, peach tea, peach delight, peach sundaes, peach cobbler, peach zip, peach slush, and fresh sliced peaches. The evening Peach Queen Contest is a popular event. The Peach Festival day winds down with the street dance and a wonderful display of fireworks. Click here for directions to Gilbert
Ridge Peach Festival - Saturday in mid June, 9am to 4 pm to See
their website for this year's dates and times
Trenton Town Park, Trenton, SC. Peaches, Fun, Hometown Crafts, Parades, Vendors, Delicious Homemade preserves and jellies...They all add up to one of the Best Festivals in the South, the Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, SC.
- South Dakota
Peach Festival - a weekend in Late July; Saturday,
from 8:30am – 10:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm
Yankton Trail Park, Sioux Falls, SD. Admission: FREE!. Two fun-filled days of live music, activities, vendors and delicious foods! Enjoy peaches from the Georgia orchards and eat your way through the weekend tasting all things peach! Concerts and Live Music, Food and Vendors, Kids Inflatables and Activities, Peach Food & Drinks, Specialty Beer , Face Painting, Games, Contests, Prizes. (ADDED: August 17, 2014, JBS)
- Tennessee Peach Festival and Walking Horse Classic - July
- Red River Farm Trail’s Peach Festival - Mid-June,
from noon to 3 pm, Thursday , call for this year's dates
Jerry and Delores Tucker’s Roadside Stand, FM 171, Charlie, TX. Phone: 544-2455. Admission: Free. There will also be many other local crops for sale, from tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, blackberries, plums, apples, pears, strawberries and apricots, even locally produced honey. The festival is a small-town event. Local growers gather each year at one of the area farms. There are barbecue sandwiches for lunch starting at noon, along with the cobblers, homemade at 1 p.m. with scoops of ice cream. Other events include: ice cream-cranking contest, a black-eyed pea shelling contest, music, face painting to sand art and spin art and plenty of shade beneath the pecan trees. And several activities for children are planned, as well, from Cheerleaders from Petrolia will sell T-shirts, as well. Directions: from Wichita Falls, take FM 171 east for 15 miles. From Brukburnett, go south on FM 240 to FM 1177, then turn east on FM 171 for 6 miles. (ADDED: August 02, 2010)
Stonewall Peach Jamboree - mid June
Comments from a visitor on July 05, 2010: "The Stonewall Peach Jamboree has been held in Stonewall, TX the third weekend in June since the 1960's. There are many peach related events like judging peach entries for best and heaviest peaches, peach pies, ice cream, and many more home made peach products. Other events include a parade, two nights of rodeo, dances, queen's pageant, pit spitting contests, and more during the weekend festival. Many peach items are for sale. Stonewall is located nearby the Lyndon Baines Johnson "Texas Whitehouse" and park in Central Texas on US 290, between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. US290 is lined with many peach orchard stands, especially between Stonewall and western Fredericksburg. Annual Jamboree events are featured in the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post."
Weatherford / Parker County Peach Festival - held each year in mid-July in
Historic Downtown Weatherford
Weatherford, Texas. Weatherford is only a half hour drive from Fort Worth. The festival is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Over 200 local vendors set up booths near the Parker County Courthouse to sell arts, crafts, food and activities to festival-goers. Fresh, ripe peaches are served, as well as many other delicious offerings, such as peach pie, peach smoothies, peach juleps, peach ice cream, and peach cobbler. Traditionally the peach-related foods are in high demand, and they tend to run out quickly in the early part of the festival. So if you're coming to the festival for these treats, be sure to get there at 8:00 am on the first day. There is also a children's area in the Parker County Peach Festival, and lots of entertainment. Admission is generally $5 for adults and free for children twelve and under. Free parking is usually available nearby, in addition to free handicap parking with a free handicap shuttle. Be sure to verify prior to each yearly festival for pricing changes. You can call the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce toll free at 1-888-594-3801.
Brigham City Peach Days Festival - September
6 North Main, Brigham City, Utah 84302. Phone: (435) 723-3931. Email: email@example.com. There is a parade, royalty, and a street fair. (ADDED: August 06, 2008)
Virginia Peach Festival - Monday to Saturday, August
Stuart, Virginia. An entire week of Peach Festival events during the week throughout the county that include: music concerts, Peach Pageant, Street fair, orchard tours, crafters and food vendors, and much more! Children Welcome. Phone: Patrick County Chamber of Commerce: (276) 694-6012. Email for more information.
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Penticton Peach Festival - August See their website for this
year's dates and times
Okanagan Lake Park, Penticton, BC, Canada. PEACHFEST is an annual, South Okanagan Valley tradition, which first began in 1947, to celebrate the peach harvest in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. 2008 is the 61st annual Peachfest, and you are invited to share the fun and festivities with us. This five day extravaganza features fantastic live entertainment often including, but not limited to, bands, solo/duo acts, dancers, martial arts demonstrations, hypnotist shows, a wide variety of food & merchandise vendors, arts and crafts exhibits, two parades, various competitions, and even a Square Dance Festival. Peachfest 2008 will kick off ONE DAY EARLY on Tuesday August 5/2008 - as the Canadian Forces SNOWBIRDS will perform their world class breathtaking precision aerial flight demonstration over the shores of Okanagan Lake - in Down Town Penticton! Nashville Country Recording Artist - AARON PRITCHETT - Live! on the Lake City Casinos Sound Stage - FRIDAY AUGUST 08/2008 -- (08/08/08) . On Saturday, the Peach Festival Grand Parade boasts to being one of the largest parades in British Columbia, to be held on Penticton's Main Street and Lakeshore Drive. Sunday features Kiddies Day in Okanagan Lake Park. To start Kiddies Day, witness the enthusiasm of the children in their own Kiddies Parade, starting at 11am, down Main Street, and then return back to Okanagan Lake Park, where between 12pm & 4pm, the young ones are treated to a variety of events and entertainers, specially geared for their enjoyment.
Winona Peach Festival - late August (iSee their website for this
year's dates and times)
Winona, Ontario L8E 5R1. Phone: (905) 643-2084. Fax: (905) 643-0909. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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