Come enjoy the delicious peaches and more than 200 art, craft and food vendors at the 31st Annual Parker County Peach Festival! Held in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, July 11th, this wonderful one day event will take place from 8am-5pm. Admission is only $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are FREE! Tickets can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate of $4 at the Weatherford Chamber office located at 401 Fort Worth Hwy before July 11th.
This event wouldn't be possible without our amazing volunteers and sponsors! A very peachy Thank You to our Title Sponsor Jerry's Auto Group! Our Big Peach Sponsors play a huge role in making this Festival possible for all to enjoy. Thanks to Walmart, The Weatherford New Car Dealers, First Financial Bank, Weatherford Democrat, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, Silverleaf Resorts, Statewide Remodeling, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, First National Bank and MCMC Auto.
Remember to pick up your "Official" Peach Festival T-shirt while they last. The design this year is already proving to be a favorite and we are excited to share them with everyone! S-XL are $15 and XXL-XXXL are $18. Also be sure to pick up your Peach Festival Hats, only $15! Hats and Shirts can be purchased at the Chamber office or at the Palo Pinto Entrance during the Peach Festival.
There will be family friendly entertainment, food and fun all day long! Kids will love the Kiddie Corner for bounce houses, Free Train Rides, Wall Climbing, face painting and more. Three entertainment stages will have a variety of performers to keep patrons entertained as they pass by or as they rest awhile in the shade under the tents. Roger Williams Auto Mall presents the musical talent on Stage 1 and the rockin' "red dirt" sounds of Stage Two will be brought to you by Plains Capital Bank. Parker County Peach Pageant and Food Competition winners will be announced at our Children's Stage, which is sponsored once again by Lonestar Smiles for Kids.
Looking for a spot to cool off and rest your legs? Yesterday's will be open on York Ave. and other yummy eateries like the Downtown Cafe, Big Johns and Fire Oak Grill will also be serving delicious meals all day long. In the southeast quadrant of the square, Back to Yesterday will be open and selling a beautiful variety of home decor and gifts items. Many other boutiques and antique shops all around the square and down York Avenue will be open and offering specials to entice customers in to see their wonderful selection of goods.
First Financial Bank will once again host the Quilt Show and Wood Chippers on the Northwest side of the square. The Firehouse Art Gallery will be open to display and sell pieces created by our talented local artists.
Peach Cobbler and ice cream are festival favorites every year! You will be able to enjoy both, as well as take a seat under some shade at a "Pit Stop" in the parking lot at York and Spring Streets. Couts Methodist Church will be serving up their famous homemade Peach Ice Cream and Festival Foods of Parker County will be baking fresh cobbler all day long at this location. Also serving their famous peach cobbler, the Weatherford Optimist Club will be in their regular spot in the South Food Court. Weatherford Regional Medical Center will be set up in the North Food Court selling their delicious Peach Juleps, a refreshing favorite for many! New this year in the South Food Court will be Couts Christian Academy selling Parker County Peach Salsa and Chips! There will be many other food vendors in both the North and South Food Courts serving up a wide variety of goodies to include: BBQ, Bratwurst, Jamaican grilled cuisine, Kettle Korn, Funnel Cakes, Vegetarian and so much more!
It is important to stay hydrated while you shop and enjoy the Festival! Free water will be distributed at our Oasis Spots located throughout the festival grounds. Our sponsors for these include Home Depot, Culligan and Texas Home Improvement. Bath Planet, K12 Inc. and Iron Skillet will also have misting tents to help keep cool, and there will be a couple of others located throughout the Festival Grounds. Or, you can make your way to First Baptist Church on Palo Pinto Street; they will generously keep their doors open for folks to cool off inside the air conditioned gym and to use their restrooms.
Don't forget about the annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride! With more than 2,200 cyclists, this event begins at Weatherford High School and offers several different routes of varying lengths. Brent Baker and his crew at the Weatherford College Foundation organize the Pedal and have built a reputation as hosting one of the best bike rides around! For more information, visit www.peachpedal.com or give Brent a call at 817-598-6275.
Parking for the Peach Festival will be available at several remote parking locations: Heritage Park (First Monday Grounds), Weatherford College, Weatherford Ninth Grade Center and Hall Middle School. It is FREE to park at any of the locations and take the complimentary shuttles directly to the gates of the Festival! Please note, that Heritage Park will serve as a parking location only; there will be no shuttle pickup/drop-off at this location. Handicap parking is available at the North parking lot of the Ninth Grade Center's Football Stadium and in front of City Hall. Thanks to Brilliant Medical Boutique, wheelchairs will also be available to rent near the Main Entrance at Palo Pinto Street.
The Peach Festival is such a wonderful community event and it takes hundreds of volunteers to make it all possible. Very special thanks to all of those who help in any way before, during or after the Festival. Donna Tillman and Terri Smith with Holland Lake Nursing Center organize and oversee all of the admissions booths for the Festival as well as the Food Competition. This is a huge task and they see to it that it all runs smoothly each and every year. Brent Baker puts on a superior event with the Peach Pedal Bike Ride. He has built the Pedal into such an outstanding success that it attracts cyclists and spectators from near and far! The list of volunteers goes on and on! We sincerely thank everyone who gives their time to make this event so great.
For more information on any of the events or details for the Peach Festival, visit www.peachfestivaltx.com or "Like" our Peach Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/parkercountypeachfestival or you can call the Chamber at 817-596-3801.