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64th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jul 25th, 2014

More than 15,000 people turned out in downtown Ruston to celebrate “all things peach” at the 64th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival. The annual outdoor festival is one of the state’s longest running and most popular events and is organized each year by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

Visitors to the festival chowed down on fresh peach cobbler, Ruston’s famous Peach Ice Cream and a host of other peach delicasies while cheering on the parade, taking in arts and crafts and enjoying musical stylings of local favorites the Molly Ringwalds and Gramming-winning international Zydeco sensation Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, among other musical acts.

The Louisiana Peach Festival celebrates peachy goodness and highlights the explosive popularity of Ruston peaches, which have been a staple of life in Lincoln Parish since the late 1930s. For more information, visit louisianapeachfestival.org.