I am so very excited to attend my very first peach festival in Palisade this Thursday. This year they are celebrating 125 years of peaches and 50 years of festivals. There are many exciting events this year including Chef demos, a car show, parade and tons of vendors.

I was really looking forward to the feast in the fields, but it is already sold out! Both Friday and Saturday. Next year if you want to attend the dinner make sure you get your tickets early.

I think it would be fun to live back in the 1800's when this peach festival started and everyone competing to see who could make the best pie or jam.

Everything kicks off on Thursday with the Crowning of the Peach Queen and the free ice cream social downtown.

Thursday, August 16th

5:30 PM – FREE Ice Cream Social & Street Dance Downtown Plaza

6:30 PM – Peach Queen & Court Crowned by Jake Jabs of American Furniture Warehouse

Friday, August 17th

10am-4pm Orchard Farm Tours
3pm-10pm Peach Festival in Riverbend Park

4:30 PM – Kids Peach Eating Contest
6:30 PM – Adult Peach Eating contest

6 pm – 9:30 pm – Feast in the Field at Suncrest Orchards with Enzo’s Ristorante Italiano

PEACH JAM STAGE                         

3:00 – 4:00 PM  Tim & Richard

4:30 – 6:30 PM   Stray Grass

7:00 – 9:00 PM   Soul Sacrifice – A Tribute to Santana

Saturday, August 18th

7:30 AM – Peachy 5K, 10K  Run
9:00 AM – Peach Festival Parade

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Car Show
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Orchard Farm Tours

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Peach Festival in Riverbend Park

12:30 and 2:30 PM – Kids Peach Eating Contest
4:00 PM – Guns vs Hoses Tug of War
4:30 and 6:30 PM – Adult Peach Eating Contest
5:00 PM – BBQ contest Judging & Sampling