August is National Peach Month and the sweet, fuzzy fruit is being celebrated all across North America through festivals, 5K’s, sidewalk sales and more. Here are a bunch of peachy-keen and family-friendly festivals to attend in honor National Peach Month.
Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale – Lahaska, Pa.
August 8-10, 2014
The 2014 Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pa. in Bucks County plans to be better than ever. The Sidewalk Sale begins today at 10 a.m. with discounts at all the local favorites, ranging from clothing shops to home décor shops and more. The full Peach Festival begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. Enjoy peach pie, peach butter, peach cakes, peach tarts, peach muffins…. the list goes on and on! The Peach Pie Eating Contest will take place at 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale have free admission and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend. For more information, visit the Peddler’s Village website.
Linvilla Orchards Peach Festival – Media, Pa.
August 9, 2014
Pick peaches bright and early at the Linvilla Orchards Peach Festival in Media, Pa. this weekend and celebrate National Peach Month with your family. Starting at 8 a.m., families are invited to pick peaches at the orchards, as well as other fresh fruit and vegetables. Musical entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with a performance by Jammin’ with Judi, and activities, such as story time, a scratch art activity, Hula Hoop contest and singing competition are scheduled until 4 p.m. Hayrides, train rides, face painting and more will also be available for families during the festival. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit the Linville Orchards website.
Peach Festival – Niagara Falls, Ontario
August 9-10, 2014
Pay tribute to the local peach farmers in Canada at the Peach Festival in Niagara Falls this weekend. Families can enjoy live music, historic displays, entertainment, fun and, of course, lots of peaches and peach-related dishes. On Sunday, St. Vincent de Paul Church will offer a Kids Corner with face painting, balloon animals, crafts and more, plus food and jewelry vendors with items for sale. The festival begins Saturday at 11 a.m. and runs through Sunday at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Niagara Falls Tourism website.
26th Virginia Peach Festival – Stuart, Va.
August 15-16, 2014
Kick off National Peach Month with the 26th Annual Virginia Peach Festival in Stuart, Va., on Aug. 15, with an evening of music and the Peach Cook-Off Contest. Enjoy peach shaved ice, peach fried pies and more. Then continue the family fun on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a day of craft and food vendors, horse and buggy rides, heritage demonstrations, a corn maze and peach butter making, plus so much more. Admission is free and events will run from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce website.
Annual Lafayette Peach Festival – Lafayette, CO
August 16, 2014
Families in the Rockies region should head to Lafayette, Colo., on Saturday Aug. 16, for the 15th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival. Live music will entertain and face painting will keep the kids happy while everyone can try various dishes made with peaches and purchase even more goods at the Farmer’s Market. A Kids’ Stage will be set up from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with performances for children, including Circus of Art with Jim Jackson and entertainment by Birgitta De Pree. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit the Lafayette Chamber website.
Winona Peach Festival – Winona, Ontario
August 22-24, 2014
Celebrate peaches with everything from a peach-colored car show, to the Peach Queen and Princess Pageant, to a Grand Peach Ball at the Winona Peach Festival in Winona, Ontario, Canada. From Aug. 22 to 24, families can enjoy musical entertainment, peach pies, peach ice cream, peach crepes and more, including cultural dishes from around the world. Check out the arts and crafts vendors and then let the kids hop on all the rides at the Midway. The Winona Peach Festival will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, and will come to a close on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. Admission to the festival is free, but rides and food will cost extra. For more information, visit the Winona Peach Festival website.
Fort Collins Peach Festival – Fort Collins, CO
August 23, 2014
Visit Fort Collins on Saturday, Aug. 23, for the Fourth Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival. The day begins with a 5K run or walk and a Peachy Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., with the full festival starting at 9 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. kids can participate in the Healthy Kids Run. And after all of the exercise, families can enjoy musical entertainment, activities for children and lots peaches and peach dishes until 4 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and parking is $5. For more information, visit the Fort Collins Peach Festival website.
– Hilarey Wojtowicz