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Let’s get peachy

Annual Peach Festival to return to Historic District
By: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
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Folsom Peach Festival

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14

Folsom Historic District

Admission: Free

Saturday, July 14, Folsom will be glowing in orange as it’s that time of year where those in the city and the region alike are hearing quite the buzz about the sweat fruit that is known for its soft fuzz. That’s right, the annual Peach Festival is right around the corner.

This year will mark the fourth annual Peach Festival’s return to Historic Folsom. Although there were concerns the event would be limited on space due to the ongoing construction of the new round house, it has been confirmed that the show will go on and is sure to be bigger, brighter and sweeter than before.

“You can expect over 100 vendors and farmers with delicious varieties of peaches and peach inspired foods,” said Marie Hall, of Living Smart Farmer’s Markets, who manages and promotes the weekly Farmers Market in Historic Folsom and other locations. “Come celebrate with your family.”

Saturday’s event is far more than just a new fruit to the farmers market – it’s an experience sure to entertain every member of the family. In addition to the many vendors, visitors can taste numerous baked goods that have been created using peaches as the staple ingredient.

“Local merchants like Karen’s Bakery will be among our special guests with delicious baked goods full of peaches,” Hall said. “You can expect to taste wonderful flavors and varieties of peaches.”

According to Hall, the Folsom Peach Festival is unique in the way that is has a vast variety of peaches to choose from, whether you’re buying, tasting or just learning.

In addition to great tastes and bargains on fresh peaches, the Folsom event is interactive for guests of all ages. The day begins at 8 a.m. and will host a variety of games and contests including peach eating contests, a baked dessert competition that is judged by local dignitaries and tons of fun games for the kiddos.

The action-packed event will conclude at 1 p.m., leaving plenty of time for guests to peruse the main retail shops and dining options that make Historic Folsom so unique and so popular in local tourism.

Admission to the festival is free. In addition to peaches, the Folsom Farmers Market will have its normal large varieties of other homegrown products.