68th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

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It’s time again for Ruston’s 68th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival! This year’s theme is Peachy Paradise.

The streets of downtown Ruston will overflow with music, fun events, artisans and vendors, and best part all, deliciously sweet peaches and treats this weekend.

There is something for everyone to enjoy including arts & crafts shows, 5K & Fun Run, kid’s fishing tournament, peach cookery contest, peach eating contest, festival parade, rodeo, and so much more!

Wristbands are $10 or $15 for a festival weekend pass (Fri-Sat).

The festival is taking place starting on Friday, Jun 22, 2018 through Saturday, Jun 23, 2018.

Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival blog post is here! Don’t miss any traditions, musicians, or additions!

2018 Entertainment Schedule (Railroad Park Stage):

Friday, June 22
6 p.m. – Josh Walker and the Tannehill Band (Rock-n-Soul/Americana)
7 p.m. – Lacy Cavalier (Country)
9 p.m. John King (Country)

Saturday, June 23
10:30 a.m. – Ray Theaux- Steel Drums
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Battle of the Bands
2 p.m. Lawrence Gibbs & The Russ-Town Band (Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 N. Vienna St.)
2 p.m. Ray Theaux – Steel Drums
4 p.m. Blind Uncle Keith (Rock, Blues, & Country)
5 p.m. Zach O’Neil (Country)                          
7:30 p.m. KATALYST (Pop, Rock, Blues, & Country Cover)
9 p.m. Bag of Donuts (’60s to Current Cover Band)

Festival Activities

Friday, June 22
8 a.m. – Kids’ Fishing Tournament at Lincoln Parish Park
10 a.m. – Peach Cookery Contest at Presbyterian Church of Ruston
12 p.m.-5 p.m. – Family Fun in Railroad Park 
12 p.m-6 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Show at Ruston Civic Center
12 p.m.-6 p.m. – Peachy Play Zone 
12 p.m.-6 p.m. – Challenge Zone behind Ruston Civic Center (prices not included in admission)
12 p.m.-11 p.m. – Carnival Zone in Sexton Lot (prices not included in admission)
2 p.m. – Peach Eating Contest in Peachy Play Zone, Ages 17 & Under
5-10 p.m. – Peach-A-Palooza in Esma’s Alley
6 p.m. – Tennis Tournament at La Tech University. Registration required.
8 p.m. – Rodeo at Exhibition Center; $10 age 13+, $5 children, age 3 & under free

Saturday, June 23
7 a.m. – 5K Color Run/ Walk at CrossFit Ruston (1311 Ida Alley)
8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Ruston Farmers Market (220 E. Mississippi Ave.)
8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Show at Civic Center
8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Challenge Zone behind Ruston (prices not included in admission)
8 a.m.-11 p.m. – Carnival Zone in Sexton Lot (prices not included in admission)
9 a.m. – “Peachy Paradise” Parade 
9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Antique Car Show in BancorpSouth parking lot (300 N. Trenton St.) 
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Peach-A-Palooza in Esma’s Alley
10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Peach Play Zone 
12-4 p.m. – Hula Hooper, Stilt Walker, & Juggler in Sexton Lot
3 p.m. – National Guard “Madden 17” Competition at Railroad Park
5 p.m. – Drawing for grand prize Peach Stops winner in Railroad Park
6 p.m. – National Guard “Call of Duty” Competition at Railroad Park
6 p.m. – Tennis Tournament at La Tech University. Registration Required.
6:30 p.m. – Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest at Railroad Park. Pre-registration required.
8 p.m. – Rodeo at Exhibition Center; $10 age 13+, $5 children, age 3 & under free
8 p.m. – Nighttime Bass Tournament at D’Arbonne Pointe (147 Old Hwy. 15, Farmerville, LA) 

Watch LouisianaPeachFestival.org or Facebook.com/LouisianaPeachFestival for additionally added events.

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