Peachy time around corner in Palisade
Here’s a little Peach 101 to get you in the mood: early varieties are Red Haven and July Elberta, mid-summer is Suncrest, Sullivan & Blake and late varieties are Elberta, Redskin and Hale.
But no matter the variety, it all leads up to Palisade Peachfest time and there are four days of peachy fun ahead.
The festival begins Thursday, Aug. 16, with Palisade agri-tours, guided tours and winery tours. These tours will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 16–19. Thursday night will bring a treat: an ice cream social and street dance from 6–9 p.m.
The first day of the Peach Festival in the park will go from 2–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Riverbend Park. New this year is a TGIP (Thank Goodness it’s Peachfest) concert with Meagan Tubb and Shady People from 6:30–10 p.m. Friday at the park.
Feast in the Fields will be offered from 6–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17–18, at two different orchards. It costs $95 for this popular event and reservations are required.
Wake up to the Lions Club pancake breakfast from 7–10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The recipe contest check-in on Saturday will be from 7:30-9 a.m. Saturday. The winner announcement will be at 11 a.m. and entry sample sales thereafter.
The parade will be at 9 a.m. Saturday and the Just for Fun Car show will go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday with the peach eating contest at 2 p.m.
The festival hours for Sunday, Aug. 19, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Blessing the Harvest service from 11 a.m. to noon hosted by The Vineyard Church.
The Palisade Sunday Farmers Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
Go to http://www.palisadepeachfest.com for a complete schedule of events, entertainment and information on specific events.