Blend of the Bayou

Peaches Galore at the Louisiana Peach Festival

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Northeast Louisiana is home to Mitcham Farms, the largest peach farm in the state. Founded in 1946, Mitcham Farms boasts 12,000 peach trees and was a driving force behind the establishment of the Louisiana Peach Festival in 1951. If you’re looking for a fun, family-oriented atmosphere and you love peaches, then the Louisiana Peach Festival is the perfect place for a weekend outing with the family. Produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the Peach Festival is held on the fourth weekend in June every year.

Year after year, festivalgoers experience the fun over a three-day period that includes food, an antique car show, arts and crafts, a parade and even a rodeo. That only scratches the surface; the Louisiana Peach Festival also features live musical performances. Previous festivals have seen the likes of local favorites such as The Molly Ringwalds and the Grammy-award-winning Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. Of course one cannot forget the abundance of delicious peaches—there are no shortages of those either.

Photo Credit: Tim Mueller Photography; North Louisiana Economic Partnership