The Louisiana Peach Festival is now seeking entries for its annual poster design contest. Vendor applications are now open to the public as well.
Each year, the Peach Festival sells a commemorative festival poster created by a local artist. The tradition of the poster contest stretches back nearly 40 years. Over the decades, festival goers, residents and local businesses have built collections of the posters, many of which are displayed around Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
The theme for this year’s poster is “Lincoln Parish: The Peachiest Place to be since 1873.” All artists are welcome to enter their designs, and the winning artist will receive a $500 cash prize. This year, the poster will be available in 12”x16” and 18”x24” sizes.
“The annual poster contest is a great way to showcase local talent,” said Emily Stogner, Marketing and Communications Director of Experience Ruston. “We love seeing the artists’ interpretation of the theme and what elements of our community they are inspired by.”
View the contest guidelines and entry form at lapeachfest.com/poster-contest. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Email digital entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/deliver to Louisiana Peach Festival, 2111 North Trenton St., Ruston, LA 71270.
Vendors are a large part of why the festival is a success each year. Both food and art vendor applications and guidelines can be found online at lapeachfest.com/vendors. The cutoff date for applying is March 25, 2023, at 5 PM.
For more information on the Louisiana Peach Festival, visit www.lapeachfest.com or contact 318-255-2031.
About the Louisiana Peach Festival
The Louisiana Peach Festival is a long-standing Ruston tradition dating back to 1951. The festival was created by area peach farmers to promote their industry throughout Louisiana and surrounding states. Over the years, the Peach Festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to Lincoln Parish and pumped millions back into the local economy. The festival has seen many changes over its 70 years, but through it all, the event has continued to be a source of excitement and pride in the community.
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