The Parker County Peach Festival is a handmade arts and crafts festival with more than 200 art, craft and food vendors, stage entertainment and activities for kids and adults alike.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Historic Downtown area. We have vendors and visitors attend from all over the state, but we like to make sure our local residents are invited and excited to attend this annual event.
Big Peach Sponsors:
First Financial Bank, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Statewide Remodeling, Silverleaf Resorts, Jani-King, Iron Skillet, Excel ER and Double D Mechanical
We are excited to partner with United Way of Parker County for the bike ride this year! Information about the Peach Pedal can be found at www.peachpedal.com. This bike ride takes place the second Saturday of July in conjunction with the Peach Festival. The Start/Finish lines will once again be at Weatherford High School on Bethel Road, the many different courses will branch off south of I-20. If you enjoy cycling for fun or for competition, then this ride is for you. There is something for everyone - from a 9-mile ride to a 100-K ride. Over 2,200 cyclists are expected to turn out for this grand ride.
The Parker County Peach Festival is a tradition for the Weatherford area and an event we look forward to hosting every year. The festival was originally designed to honor local growers. With this tradition in mind, local growers are invited to bring produce, plants, peaches, and other items to the Parker County Peach Festival each year. Fresh, local produce can be purchased between First Baptist Church and First National Bank on Palo Pinto Street on Saturday, July 9th starting at 8 a.m. Growers will be there until 5pm or when they are sold out of their produce! If you are a local grower and would like to participate in the Peach Festival, please contact the Weatherford Chamber office. We hear the crop is looking GREAT so far this year so we expect the produce section will be especially busy at the festival!
While you are strolling through the festival grounds, remember to stop in at the Firehouse Art Gallery at 119 W Palo Pinto. You may contact the Weatherford Art Association at 817- 599-3278 for more information.
Stages & Entertainment:
The main entertainment stage, sponsored by Weatherford Democrat is located in the First Baptist Church parking lot at the corner of Church & Waco. The Second Stage, sponsored by Plains Capital Bank, will be located at Waco and Spring. The children’s entertainment stage, sponsored by Lonestar Smiles for Kids, is located at the corner of Dallas & York. All stages have family friendly entertainment provided along with large tents and seats to get out of the warm July sun.
Gabe Vick 42 Tournament:
Hosted by Texas Bank Financial on Saturday, July 9th starting at 8:00am. Registration forms must be completed prior to playing and are available in the bank lobby during regular business hours. Cost is $5 per person. 901 Santa Fe Dr Weatherford TX - (817) 596-9998
Friday, July 8, 2016, is the date for the 3rd Annual Peach Festival Food Competition. This event is sponsored and coordinated by Holland Lake Nursing Center. All proceeds from the food competition will be given to United Way of Parker County. The judging will take place at Barlow Hall (All Saints Anglican Church) located at 123 S. Waco St. The winners will be announced at Noon on Peach Festival Day (July 9th) at the Children’s Tent located at the corner of York & Dallas Ave. For more information: www.facebook.com/PeachFestivalFoodCompetition
Main Street & East Side of Square:
Main Street has great shops and boutiques both North & South of the Courthouse, offering everything from clothing to antiques. Each shop is different and unique and you will find great treasures around every corner. The Southeast Quadrant will have great shops open, such as Back to Yesterday with great gifts and décor, and Justice Burgers serving up some juicy hamburgers. In the Northeast Quadrant, Fire Oak Grill will be open during the festival to serve delicious food and folks will love stopping into Adonia Grace for all the latest in women's fashion.
York Ave & West Side of Square:
York Ave shops will be open for patrons during festival hours on Saturday, July 9th. Stop in at Yesterday’s for yummy sandwiches, drinks and dessert. This quadrant is also the home of the North Food Court. The Southwest Quadrant is home to the South Food Court.
ATMs are located inside the festival grounds or just on the outside. First National Bank has an ATM just before the entrance on Dallas St. BBVA Compass Bank has an ATM inside the East entrance doors to their bank.
Restrooms are located at the corner of Spring & Waco (behind the entertainment stage), just east of First National Bank between Dallas and Palo Pinto Streets and in the parking lot at Church and Houston, southwest of the square. First Baptist Church will be open for guests to use their restroom facilities and give parents an opportunity to change diapers in a cool environment.
Parking and Shuttles:
The festival provides FREE remote parking and shuttle services to the festival grounds. Remote parking is available at First Monday Grounds, Parker County Sheriff's Posse, the Ninth Grade Center and Weatherford College. Please note, First Monday Grounds will serve as a Remote Parking location, but NOT as a Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-Off location. Due to construction, Hall Middle School will not be a remote parking location this year. Entry into the Parker County Peach Festival is $5 for Adults and FREE for children 12 and under. A special THANKS to First Student Transportation for safely getting our guests where they are going. Also, the Weatherford Rotary Club will be driving large golf carts around the east side of the festival perimeter carting our guests to and from their vehicles.
Call the Weatherford Chamber office today if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, produce vendor or activity vendor information at 817-596-3801. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9th, and check our website for more information about the festival! www.peachfestivaltx.com or www.facebook.com/parkercountypeachfestival