The N.C. Peach Festival is a testament to the peach growing history of Montgomery County. We have a strong generational connection to the peach industry dating back over 100 years. It all began in the late 1800's when "Mr. H.R. Clark of Aberdeen, along with J.G. Tomlinson, A.W.E. Capel, and J.R. Page (prominent Montgomery County citizens), formed the Candor Fruit Company. An organization that was the first of its kind and would support peach growing on a commercial scale. In 1902, Mr. Clark purchased acreage below Candor and set out 30,000 young peach trees to start the first commercial peach orchard. From that point on, the peach industry thrived in the Candor and Sandhills region of North Carolina."
From the book "Pattern of Timeless Moments" A History of Montgomery County, by Mable S. Lassiter.
Join us for the 23rd annual N.C. Peach Festival proudly held every year on the 3rd Saturday in July, downtown Candor, NC. Join us on Friday, July 19th for an evening of entertainment and activities for the whole family. Live music entertainment begins at 7:00pm with Clay Bank, and also, The Deer Creek Boys. On Saturday, the parade begins at 10:00 a.m. with a wonderful showing of local floats, firetrucks, and other fun parade entrants. Afterwards, stroll down to Fitzgerald Park where the rest of the festivities are located. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best live entertainment around. There are always lots of fresh, sweet, local peaches, arts & crafts, and of course, the best homemade peach ice cream in the Great State of North Carolina!
Grown-ups and kids alike, can enjoy an abundance of vendors and activities including: Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Camel Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Pony Rides, Helicopter Rides, Rock Wall, the ZORB Track (new in 2019!) and so much more!!!
This year, the N.C. Peach Festival will feature an awesome line-up of live entertainment including: Jim Quick & Coastline, the Sand Band, Loaded Dice, Whiskey Pines, and Locked & Loaded on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you on FRIDAY, JULY 19th & SATURDAY, JULY 20th, 2019.
N.C. Peach Festival Committee