Peaches, Peaches and More Peaches

The 28th annual Peach Festival, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 14, in historic downtown Weatherford, offers a variety of activities, food and entertainment for all ages. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free.

Parker County is experiencing a great harvest of peaches this year, so plenty of peaches will be on hand. Visitors can choose from a variety of treats, including homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches and fresh, juicy peaches.

A Peach Pedal Bike Ride, with more than 2,200 cyclists, starts at 7:30 a.m. from Weatherford High School, with routes of 100K, 39 miles, 26 miles and nine miles. A bus will shuttle riders from the school to the festival and free shuttle parking lots are available.

More than 200 vendors will provide arts and crafts, fresh produce and homemade items, in addition to specials from downtown merchants throughout the day. Three stages of live entertainment will feature local celebrities, while slides, rides, face painting and entertainment can be found at the Kiddie Korner.

For more information, visit PeachFestivalTX.com. To register for the bike ride, visit PeachPedal.com.

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