A peach of a day is on tap at the Louisiana Peach Festival saturday


The 74th annual Peach Festival is this Saturday in downtown Ruston, an opportunity to enjoy 12 hours of live music, an art market and it’s Louisiana so of course there’s a plethora of peachy good food.

“This is our largest annual event that we host. In 2023 we had over 24,000 people come through the single day event. So, it is by far the largest festival or event that we produce in Ruston and Lincoln Parish,” said Experience Ruston spokesperson Tori Davis.

Davis said Lincoln Parish is home to the largest peach orchard in the state and the event which honors their farming heritage is the longest-running agricultural festival in Louisiana.

“Deep routed history here and it is a day just dedicated to music, art, flavors, all the great things that make North Louisiana a special place to be and feature some peaches too of course,” said Davis.

It’s a day full of family-friendly activities and Davis said it’s easy on your wallet too.

“We’ve got a whole Kids Alley that’s dedicated to free kids activities, arts & crafts. There’s a whole Kids Alley stage with entertainment. We wanted to make it free and accessible to everyone so this year the festival, for the first time in more than 30 years, is completely free all day,” said Davis.

The festival begins at 9 am and the last call for peaches is at 11 pm.

Visit LApeachfest.com

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