OUR STORY

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 24th annual N.C. Peach Festival proudly held every year on the 3rd Saturday in July, downtown Candor, NC. Only this year, there will be THREE AMAZING DAYS dedicated to a Peach Festival like no other!

     Beginning Thursday, July 14th with The Peachy Pit Stop Cruise-In! Classic cars on display, great live entertainment with North Tower, and food trucks! Friday, July 15th will be an evening of entertainment, vendors, and activities for the whole family. Live music entertainment begins at 7:30pm with the Band of Oz.  On Saturday, July 16th the parade kicks-off the Official N.C. Peach Festival at 10:00am on S. Main Street in Candor. There will be an exciting show of local floats, firetrucks, and other fun parade entrants.

     Afterwards, stroll down to Fitzgerald Park where the rest of the festivities will be located. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best live entertainment around with The Entertainers, and the Sand Band. 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, and so much more!!!

     We look forward to seeing you on THURSDAY, JULY 14TH,  FRIDAY, JULY 15th, and SATURDAY, JULY 16th, 2022!!!

 

N.C. Peach Festival Committee

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