Friday, June 9, 2017

Your Guide to Get Groovy: Peach Festival 2017

Written by: Molly Coleman, Marketing Assistant


This year is Ruston's 67th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival and we are counting down the days! It will be a jam-packed weekend with plenty of peachy treats to try, things to do and activities for the whole family! "Give Peach a Chance" June 23 & 24 in Downtown Ruston! 


Photo via Tim Mueller

WHAT'S NEW
Peach Restaurant Week Local restaurants will be serving up specialty dishes, desserts and cocktails....all made with fresh peaches! To get a full list of participating restaurants and their menu item, click here!

Dino Dig Dinosaurs are back and at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, but this time kiddos can spend time in Dino Land digging up REAL fossils!


GET GROOVY
The headliners for this year are ready to rock and roll! Party through the decades with The Chee Weez on Friday night then "Drift Away" with Uncle Kracker on Saturday! See below for the full Peach Festival music lineup! 

Friday, June 23rd
6 p.m. Bethany Raybourn
Indie, Americana, Alt-Country
7 p.m. Katalyst 
Pop, Rock, Blues Cover Band 
8:30 p.m. Grant Terry
Acoustic, Pop, Rock
10 p.m. The Chee Weez 
70's, 80's, 90's Cover Band 

Saturday, June 24th 
11 a.m. Piney Hills Harmony Chorus
6 p.m. Zach O'Neil
Country 
7 p.m. Beaux Atkins with Monty Russell
Southern Music 
8:30 p.m. Kendal Conrad
Country 
10 p.m. Uncle Kracker
Rock, Pop, Country, Soul 


RETURNING FAVORITES

Peach Art Exhibit Happy 30th Anniversary to the Peach Art Exhibit hosted by North Central Louisiana Art Council (NCLAC)! Come check out all the unique pieces done by talented artist in our area! 
Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ruston Civic Center


Arts & Crafts Show Browse over 150 vendors filled with unique hand-made arts and crafts items! Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Ruston Civic Center and Lincoln Parish Library Events Center

Rodeo Rope 'em and ride 'em! Don't miss the cowboys and cowgirls at this year’s rodeo!
Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. at the North LA Exhibition Center

5K Color Run Get your morning started off on the right foot! Run through Ruston and LA Tech's Campus in color on Saturday morning! Click here to register!
Saturday, 7 a.m. at the Ruston High School Football Field 

Antique Car Show Make sure to get a good look at these classic cars! 
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Bancorp South parking lot

Lawrence Gibbs & The Russ-Town Band Take a break from the festival heat and join Lawrence Gibbs & The Russ Town Band as they perform in the historic Dixie Theatre!
Saturday, 2 p.m. the Dixie Center for the Arts

Peach Cobbler Gobbler Contest Watch as 10 contestants gobble as fast as they can on peach cobbler for a chance to win $1,000! Prepare to be entertained! 
Saturday, 8 p.m. in Railroad Park

Bass Tournament Go bass fishing for prizes on one of Louisiana's bass trail lakes! Click here to enter!
Saturday, 8 p.m. at Lake D'Arbonne 

REMINDERS 
Get the full experience! Click here for a complete list of events.
Cash and credit/debit cards will be accept and an ATM on site.
Parking is free in and around Downtown Ruston.
Share your photos using #RustonLA and #LAPeachFest!

Admission: 
Friday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Free 
Friday 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. -  $10
Saturday - $10
Weekend pass - $15
Children 8 and under admitted free

Staying overnight? Find a list of hotels/motels here








Molly is a coffee addict and a self-proclaimed foodie. She loves running, traveling and college football. Molly is passionate for local charm and bringing others to love #RustonLA. Original native of Mississippi and a proud current resident of Ruston, LA! 




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