All festival activities are free from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Admission from 5:00pm – 11:00pm:
$10 for adults (12+)
$5 for kids (4 and under are free all day)
9:00am – 5:00pm
Peach Art Market
Discover art, handmade items, and homemade goods from local artists, artisans, and makers.
Location: Sexton Lot across from Railroad Park
9:00am – 5:00pm
Kids Alley: An Art Experience
Kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts on East Park Ave., along with interactive performances and demonstrations on the Kids Alley Stage in Esma’s Alley.
Kids Alley activities provided by 4-H, Cub Scouts – Pack 45, Junior Auxiliary of Ruston, Lincoln Parish French Immersion FLAIR, Lincoln Parish Library, Louisiana Tech STEM, Magical Memories, North Central Louisiana Arts Council, Ruston Artisans, and Ruston Community Theatre.
Kids Alley Stage Schedule
10:00am: Science Guys (science demo)
11:00am: J&W Music (instrument show & tell)
12:00pm: 4-H (demonstration)
1:00pm: Lady Chops (interactive percussion performance
2:00pm: Missy Crain Dance (dance performance)
3:00pm: Dat Does the Trick (magic show)
4:00pm: Ruston Community Theatre (scenes from upcoming shows)
Live Performances on the Railroad Park Stage
9:00am: Fifth Sunday
10:00am: Hali Brown
11:00am: Jarrett Bailey
12:00pm: Katelyn Fajardo
1:00pm: Cal Presley Band
2:00pm: Derrick McLendon
3:00pm: The Joanitones
4:30pm: Dead Reckoning String Band
5:30pm: Cold Canyons
7:00pm: Johnny Earthquake & The Moon Dogs
9:30pm: J.A.M. Brass Band
Other Festival Events
May 30 – June 3
Find a mystery card hidden in Ruston and you’ll have the key to win $500! Clues will be released every day at 10:00 a.m. on the Louisiana Peach Festival Facebook and Ruston radio stations. Winner must take a selfie at the location of the Peach Prize to prove authenticity. Happy peach hunting!
May 30 – June 4
Peach Restaurant Roundup
Get your appetite ready for all things peachy during the Peach Restaurant Roundup! You can expect peach-inspired drinks, eats, and treats at participating Ruston restaurants.
June 1 – June 23
Peach Art Exhibit
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will again host its popular Peach Art Exhibit during the festival. The exhibit features drawings, paintings, photography, 3-D art, and mixed media from artists of all ages. Lincoln Parish Library, 910 N Trenton St.
June 2 – June 4
Peachy Sidewalk Sale
Enjoy three days of specials and discounts at participating downtown shops during the Peachy Sidewalk Sale! Downtown Ruston.
June 3-4 | 8:00 p.m.
Annual Peach Rodeo
Patrons will enjoy all standard rodeo events including bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, and roping. Calf scramble for local children, dog demonstrations by Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, and family entertainment for all. Andy Richardson will perform at 7:30 pm both nights. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. North Louisiana Expo Center, 165 Fairgrounds Rd.
June 4 | 9:00 a.m.
Peach Parade brought to you by Quota of Ruston
Peachy floats will roll through Downtown Ruston. Grab a spot on the route and catch candy and goodies from floats that will be decorated in a “Throwback to Our Roots” theme. If you’re interested in entering a float, you can view the guidelines & application here. Starting on W. Alabama at Tech Drive, turning right on Trenton St, and ending at California Ave.
June 4 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ruston Farmers Market
Shop, eat and support local producers and creators at the Ruston Farmers Market. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, jams, salsa, and other locally produced goods are available on site. 220 E. Mississippi Ave.
Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach Pageant
Queen Dixie Gem Peach will be open to any girl living in and attending school in Lincoln Parish who has completed 9th, 10th or 11th grade. They will compete in interview, outfit of choice, and evening gown. Location: Cedar Creek
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