The city of Ruston hosts the Louisiana Peach Festival in its downtown area each year during the fourth weekend of June. The festival, which coincides with the beginning of peach season in Ruston, celebrates Ruston’s famed produce crop and is the oldest agricultural festival in Louisiana. Festivalgoers can indulge in Ruston’s famous peach ice cream, peach cobbler and various other peach delicacies. Peach lovers also have opportunities to participate in the festival’s peach-eating contest or the peach cookery contest. Additionally, the Louisiana Peach Festival features live music entertainment, an extensive arts-and-crafts market, a parade, an antique car show, fishing tournaments and more. With events that people of all ages can enjoy, the festival offers a weekend full of family fun.
There is an admission fee for anyone over the age of seven. Admission is $5 Friday after 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 AM through 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the Saturday evening music in Railroad Park are $10, but armbands that cover both Saturday admission and the evening concert are also available for purchase for $10. Pets other than service dogs are not allowed at the festival.
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