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Louisiana Peach Festival

Louisiana Peach Festival, presented by Squire Creek Country Club, set for June 27-28 Peach Perfect!
 

It’s almost Peach Festival time in Ruston! The 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival presented by Squire Creek is the fourth weekend in June. The theme this year is Peach Perfect!

Each year the celebration begins with a Peach Hunt. Listen to KXKZ 107.5, KPCH Peach 99.3, or KRLQ 94.1 or check the Ruston Daily Leader starting Monday, June 23 for clues that will lead you through Ruston on a quest to find the Peach. The lucky winner will receive a $500 prize!

In addition to the Peach Hunt, we encourage you to visit the area Peach Stops throughout Ruston. You will visit the Stops to purchase their favorite Peach item and receive a stamp on your “passport.” Passports must be turned in by Saturday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at any festival entrance gate on Trenton, Vienna, or the Sexton parking lot to be entered to win fabulous prizes including a grand prize valued at $1,000. For more details visit www.louisianapeachfestival.org or email peach@louisianapeachfestival.org.

The festival fun begins on Friday, June 27 beginning at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park, you’ll hear the “southern, country, rock” sounds of Louisiana Swamp Donky, then get ready for an 80’s experience with The Molly Ringwalds at 8 p.m. Both concerts are brought to you by the Evening in the Park Friday Night sponsor, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, and co sponsored by Ponchatoula’s, Log Cabin, First National Bank, and State Farm/Kim Dupree.

After a full day (8 a.m.- 6 p.m.) of events on Saturday, thanks to Saturday Night Entertainment Sponsors; Ivan Smith Furniture and LA Lottery, and other sponsors; First National Bank, Log Cabin, Ponchatoula’s, and State Farm/Kim Dupree, we’ll get moving to the “the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound” of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. And as the festival draws to a close that evening, Dylan Scott will steal your heart with his talent of “writing your life in a song…and delivering it in a baritone so deep it’ll rattle your bones.”

Peach Fest includes approximately 200 artisans and vendors, all in one location! You’ll find merchandise and re-sale vendors at Trenton Street Marketplace on the front lawn of the Ruston City Hall, and hand-made arts and crafts both inside and outside the adjacent Civic Center. Trenton Street Marketplace and the Civic Center are open Saturday only.

The 2014 poster was designed by Christian Dunn. Anne Muckleroy designed the t-shirt. Both winners were presented a check for $500. Not only do we have great peaches, but we have Peach Perfect talent in Ruston!

Louisiana Peach Festival comes with a Peach Perfect event for everyone!