Pear Festivals in 2018 in the U.S., Canada and Britain!

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2018 Pear Festivals: Where, When and More to Find an Pear Festival Near You in 2018 !

Looking for a pear festival in 2018?  There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated for this year. All the pear 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 pear 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.

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  • Courtland Pear Fair - Always the last Sunday in July; the 37th Annual Pear Fair will be Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 9 am to 7 P.M
    P.O. Box 492, Courtland, CA 95615. Phone: (916) 775-2000. Directions: located in the Sacramento River Delta town of Courtland, located just 20 minutes south of Sacramento, off Hwy 160. Click here for directions and a map. The fair offers a wide range of entertainment for everyone and a scrumptious food court with many foods to choose from! Be sure to get your slice of pear pie and pear smoothies early before they sell out! To quench your thirst, join us in the Coors Beer and Ehrhardt Wine Garden for a cold refreshing pear beer or taste some of the local wines of the delta. Don't forget to take home your souvenir wine glass! Be sure to catch our Parade at 1:00 pm, you will want a good seat for this great tradition! As the day goes on be sure to sit back and enjoy one of the great bands featured at the fair! Free Admission - $10 parking fee -A portion of the proceeds benefit educational scholarships & the Courtland Volunteer Fire Association. Ample parking is provided by the Courtland Volunteer Fire Dept. The Pear Fair offers a wide range of entertainment for everyone. Be sure to see their website to get a taste of what's in store for this year's Annual Pear Fair! Proceeds benefit educational scholarships

















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