Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Louisiana Peach Festival Highlights

Written by Amanda Quimby, CVB Marketing Director

This was another successful year for the Peach Festival! It's no wonder this is the longest running agricultural festival in our state when there is so much to love! Here's a quick rundown of the 65th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival.

W O R L D  R E C O R D S

We did it! Ruston, LA is now home to the World's Largest Peach Cobbler! Hampton Inn of Ruston crew plus many fearless volunteers pulled off quite a feat Saturday, June 26th: A cobbler weighing in at 2,251 pounds! Step aside, Georgia!

Pictured here is Ronnie Rawls and Brandon Sutherland of Hampton Inn with official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, Philip Robertson. 

L I V E  M U S I C

The performances this year were better than ever. Friday night featured Dash Rip Rock and JT Hodges rocking the downtown stage. Judge and the Jury, Hydrogen Child and Shayliff were all new to the festival this year, but were crowd favorites. The Molly Ringwalds drew in a huge audience Saturday night covering our favorite 80's jams. Does it get any better than watching parents, teens and children of all ages singing and dancing together in Railroad Park?!


Fresh peaches, peach tacos, peach funnel cakes, peach lemonade, peach daiquiris, peach ice cream, peach sno cones, deep fried peach cobbler, peach hush puppies, peach hot dogs and hamburgers and the list goes on. We hope you tried them ALL!


P H O T O  O P S 

We've seen the photos and it looks like you guys had fun with festival frames! We've enjoyed seeing your posts! If you haven't uploaded your pics yet, do it now! Tag us @RustonCVB and use #RustonLA!

What was your favorite part of the festival this year? What would you like to see next year? Comment to let us know! 

Amanda Quimby is a native of Franklin Parish, a University of Louisiana at Monroe alumna and now a proud Ruston resident. As the marketing director for the CVB, she has an love for travel and tourism, and the coolest job ever. Amanda’s favorite things: coffee, wine and swing jazz. When she’s not working, ...just kidding. She’s always working. Follow her on Instagam and Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. You can always find this place packed on a weekend night and sometimes they host parties that you can't get into, but other than that happening every once in a while this is the place to be. The Venues in San Francisco have nice upstairs and down stairs area.