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Louisiana Peach Festival

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jul 24th, 2015

The 65th annual Peach Festival took place June 26-27th this year, and it was one for the books. Special guest, Philip Robertson from Guinness World Records was there to judge if Ruston, La could represent the world’s largest fruit cobbler. Not only were they able to break the record making them the new titleholder, but also everyone watching was able to enjoy delicious peach cobbler.

Festival goers enjoyed everything from an antique car show to a peach-eating contest! Musical entertainment included: Dash Rip Rock, JT Hodges, and of course, the world famous Molly Ringwalds among others. Along with music, activities included an Art Exhibit, Peach hunt, BMX and Skateboard Show, Baby photo contest, arts and crafts show and tons of vendors to shop from!

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.