Folsom to be just peachy this Saturday

Third annual Peach Festival returns to Historic District
By: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
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This Saturday, July 15, Folsom will be abuzz with an event that shines the spotlight on the sweet and tangy fruit with fuzz. The third annual Peach Festival is set to return to the Historic District and is sure to be fun for the whole family.

“You can expect over 100 vendors and farmers with delicious varieties of peaches and peach inspired foods,” said Marie Hall, of the Be Money Smart USA, 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 our special guest 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. This is due to its location as California is ranked the number one peach grower in the nation. With the Folsom Peach Festival being in the heart of the golden state, the choices will be abundant.

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 2 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.


Know & Go:

What: Folsom Peach Festival

When: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15

Where: Historic Folsom

Admission: Free