Editors Note: The website has gone down and we have not located a new source yet. If you find one, let us know!
The Fort Loudon Peach Festival is a town wide affair – which is to say that it is intimately small in both size and scope. To its credit, the Peach Festival plays to it’s strength, that is its small town charm and warmth. A trip to the Peach Festival is like finding a local farm you never knew existed or rediscovering a long lost family reunion; it is immediately familiar and yet new and exciting. The genuine and cheery nature of this festival is sure to guarantee its being embraced for many more years, both by the community and abroad.
At the Peach Festival food is of the most premium quality. There are no carted food vendors lining the main way because selection is limited strictly to homemade goods. Lunch is served at the open pavilion at the community center as it plays host to delicious and authentic chicken barbeque. Visitors can shop the many pies, cobblers, and various desserts at the bake sale for to take home or eat right there. The Peach Sundaes are a festival favorite and absolutely must not be missed. If you’re not already stuffed to the gills, there is the Pie Eating Contest, which is as much fun for spectators as it is participants.
In addition to a playground on site and plenty of room to run around, there are some great things for kids to do. Namely, face painting and perhaps one of the most unique train rides devised for a festival – made of water barrels and pulled by a garden tractor. A cozy art and crafts exhibit is showcases local and regional talent. Everything from jewelry to fabrics, purses, pottery, and toys is available for purchase. As an added bonus, peach themed artwork from local artists goes to auction for festival visitors to bid on. Entertainment through the day is held at the tiny community center stage. Visitors can enjoy the intimate swooning from local brass bands while perusing all that the festival has to offer.
Admission is free and Parking is free.