The 31st Annual Peach Festival is shaping up to be one of the best say organizers. This is the year for plump, juicy peaches. More than 40,000 folks flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding family friendly one day event last year. This year’s organizers are planning for an even sweeter event held in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, July 11th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Jerry Durant Auto Group as the Title Sponsor.
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying some peachy treats. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches or just plain ol’ juicy peaches, eaten with the fuzz. And yes, plenty of Parker County Peaches.
More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce and food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown as you shop with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop! Many antique and specialty stores will have specials throughout the day so be sure and visit the downtown merchants as well.
Along with the festival, there’s the 26th Annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with more than 2,200 cyclists. This peachy event has grown each year and continues to gain momentum. To get more information on this popular bike ride visit www.peachpedal.com. Added new in 2014 is the Peach Food Competition on Friday night. They don’t have any problem getting folks to volunteer to judge this “sweet” event. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.peachfestivaltx.com
Sit back and relax, pull up a seat at one of our three entertainment stages and enjoy the local talent. With an array of local celebrities and entertainers, even a little diaper derby, the fun never stops on these stages. There’s food, fun and non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Take your children to the Kiddie Korner for slides, rides and face painting. Visitors can also catch a game of dominoes with the famous 42 Tournament at Texas Bank Financial.
To kick off the Peachy week the Chamber is hosting "5 Days of Peaches" starting on July 6th. Come enjoy these free Peachy treats to get you in the Peach Festival spirit. * All While Quantities LAST
▪ Mon- July 6th 11a.m.-1p.m. – Farmer’s Market~ free sliced Peach Samples*-217 Fort Worth Hwy
▪ Tues- July 7th 2p.m.-5p.m.- Chick-fil-A Weatherford~ free small Peach Milkshakes*-2525 South Main Street
▪ Wed- July 8th 11a.m.-1p.m.- Baker’s Ribs ~free Fried Peach Pie Samples*- 1921 South Main Street
▪ Thurs- July 9th 10a.m.-noon- Jeri’s Bakery ~Peach Cobbler samples*- 316 Santa Fe Drive
▪ Fri- July 10 1p.m.-2p.m.- Starbucks ~Free Tall Peach Green Tea or Tall Peach Green Tea Lemonade*- 1952 South Main location only.