Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
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Chamber to Host 31st Annual Virginia Peach Festival


 

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will host the 31st Annual Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday August 17th, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will be held at Dehart park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA. Festivities will include live musical performances by Big Daddy Love and Sunset Drive. Peach themed food, ice cream, drinks, peach cobbler and ripe peaches will be vended as well as other great festival food and beer. Art and craft vendors will be on site as well. The Pool will be open for swimming with additional fee.  Bring those homemade peach cobblers to enter our Cobbler contest. You will not want to miss the new event of the Peach Pit Spit Contest.

 

This is a free admission event. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with music starting at 5 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. No coolers, please. This is a rain or shine event.

 

We would like to thank our major sponsors for this event- The Virginia Tourism Corporation, AEP, Blue Ridge Bank, Carter Bank, Surrey Bank & Trust, Stuart Tire and Auto Center, and Handy's Rentals.

 

The Peach Festival will be one of the peach themed events for the weekend of Peaches and Pickin in Patrick County. You can celebrate all things peach and music all weekend on August 17 through the 18th. Start the weekend off at the Stuart Farmers’ Market Friday morning 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Stop by for locally grown peaches, baked items and other vegetables and fruits. Friday evening enjoy the 31st Annual Virginia State Peach Festival. On Saturday, venture up the mountain for the Folk Fair in Meadows of Dan with music, vendors and Patrick County peaches. Saturday night get ready to toe tap with the Patrick County Music Association’s monthly concert for some great banjo and guitar pickin.

 

Virginia is for Music Lovers so come experience the simple life of music and celebrate all things peach at the 31st Annual Virginia Peach Festival. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at (276)694-6012 or visit us as www.patrickchamber.com


Schedule of Events.

Friday August 17: Dehart Park

4:30 Gates Open

4:30 to 6 PM Homemade Cobbler recipe check in

4:30 to 6 PM Peach Pit Spit Contest

5:30 Big Daddy Love

7 PM Announcement of Cobbler and Pit Spit Winners

7:30 PM Sunset Drive 


Vendors

Thank you Sponsors

Virginia is for Music Lovers
American Electric Power
Patrick County Tourism
Blue Ridge Beverage
Blue Ridge Bank
Carter Bank & Trust
Surrey Bank & Trust
Ten Oaks Flooring
Blue Ridge Mountain Realty
Stuart Tire & Auto Center
Reynolds Homestead
Handy's Rentals
Mattie B's

We are always welcome to additional sponsors. Call the office 276-694-6012


Peach Pit Spit

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new event: Peach Pit Spit Contest.
Participants will eat the fresh peach and then spit the pit. Fartherest distance wins.

Homemade Cobbler Contest

Pit your recipe against all others! Bring those great homemade cobblers for the contest. Contestants will need to bring their cobblers with the recipe to the festival and check them in for judging by 6 PM. Judging will be conducted 6 PM to 7 PM. Winners will be announced on stage between 7 to 7:30 PM. Form will be available here soon so you can fill it out before you come or just fill it out there.
Rules:
1. Open to any one 
2. Has to be homemade
3. Brought in a disposable container. Containers will NOT be returned.
4. Recipe must accompany cobbler
5. Entries will be received on Friday August 17 at DeHart Park between 4:30 PM to 6 PM.
 

Peaches and Pickin in Patrick County Weekend

Enjoy a whole Bushel of events the weekend of August 17-18 in Patrick County! Peaches and Pickin in Patrick County Weekend.

Friday, August 17: 8 AM to 12 PM. Stuart Farmers' Market. Fresh peaches and more!
Friday, August 17: 4:30 to 10 pm. 31st Annual Virginia Peach Festival 
Saturday, August 18: 8 AM. 5K race at Meadows of Dan Elementary
Saturday, August 18: 10 AM to 4 PM Folk Fair in Meadows of Dan
Saturday August 18: 4:30 PM Patrick County Music Association Monthly Jam~ Peach Flavored.

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