There's something for everyone at the Porter Peach Festival - Free Peach Ice Cream, 5k Run, Food and Craft Vendors, Street Games, and More! - we can't wait to share the fun with you!
An event 31 years running, the Peach Festival 5k is sponsored by and benefits the Porter Schools 4-H and FFA programs. Registration for the race begins at 5:30 am on Saturday morning with race kick-off at 7 am. Participants who register in advance will receive a race t-shirt and the top male and female racer will receive a peach prize!!
Art Show & Sale - Coming Back in 2022!!
We will see all of the amazing artists in 2022!
Mrs. Parnell's Peachy Things Culinary Contest
During 2019, our community lost a dear friend and advocate. Andrea Parnell was a local educator who loved Porter and the Festival was an integral part of her life for years. In honor of Andrea's dedication to her community, the annual culinary contests have been revamped to help us preserve her memory. Mrs. Parnell's Peachy Things Culinary Contest will give you a chance to show off your best recipes and kitchen skills. $5 of every entry for this event will be donated to the Andrea Parnell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Help us make this event a huge success!! More information is available here.
Car & Bike Show
The 2021 Car & Bike Show will be hosted by the Porter Student Council. It is just $20 to enter, and all funds raised will help students attend camps and conferences! You can click on the Car & Bike Show Tab to see the flyer for more information.
Local Music & Entertainment
We have some really cool bands lined up for the 2021 Porter Peach Festival! On Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. we will have Kilgore's Garage Band, Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Bebo and The Evil Doers will be playing some blues, and on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. we will have Maddie K Parks in concert, and at 8:00 p.m. Menden Hall and War Horse will be playing.
Antique Tractor Pulls
Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th at 6:00 p.m. on South Main Street!
Friday July 16th at 6:00 and Saturday July 17th at 5:00 p.m. we will have some fun games for you to participate in. Prizes will be awarded! Meet in front of the Civic Center.
Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors
You will love browsing the arts and crafts booths at the Peach Festival. Art pieces, crafts, clothing, soap and candles - truly there is something for everyone here! When you get hungry, take a break from shopping and enjoy anything your heart desires - BBQ, Indian Tacos, Home Cooking, Hamburgers, Kettle Corn, SnoCones, and of course, lots of Peach Goodness!!
Free Peach Ice Cream!!
If you ask anyone what the best part of the Peach Festival is, chances are they will tell you "Free Peach Ice Cream"!! Beat the heat and get something sweet at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday July 17th at the Fire Station!
It doesn't get more small-town perfect than a parade! Everyone is invited to be in the parade, so if your group wants to make a float, you have a cool car, a horse you love to ride in parades, or whatever - show up and join in the fun! Meet in front of the Porter Schools at 10:00 a.m., Parade will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 17th!
Prize Peach Auction
A lot has changed since the Porter Peach festival began 55 years ago, but one thing remains the same - the desire of the town to provide for civic and community improvements. The Festival began as a way to raise funds to build the town's Civic Center, still used today, by auctioning off prize peaches from the various orchards. Today, the Lions Club still auctions off the very best peaches available in Porter, generously donated by Livesay Orchards, to fund its annual community projects. The auction will take place at noon on Saturday - please join us and loosen up those pocketbooks for a good cause!
Porter's Got Talent
The Porter's Got Talent Competition is back for 2021! There are prizes up to $500, and you can click the Porter's Got Talent Tab for more information and to get an entry form. Entries are due by July 9th!!
During the entire week there will be 16 peaches at different businesses and some vendors throughout Porter, and whoever finds the missing peach will win a peachy prize. Like and Follow our Facebook Page for more information!!
Find a Plush Peach
Shopping For Peaches
Livesay Orchards and The Peach Barn will be open during their normal business hours during the festival, they will have peaches, peach products, and other produce available. Livesay Orchards and The Peach Barn will be the only ones selling Porter Peaches and quantities will be limited this year, please follow their Facebook Pages for updates during the festival.
Starting Sunday July 11th-Saturday July 17th there will be a daily t-shirt contest. All you have to do is purchase a 2021 Peach Festival T-Shirt from Livesay Orchards, The Peach Barn, the Lion's Club Information Booth, or buy a "Practice What You Peach" T-Shirt from Happy Bee Flowers & Gifts. Then, snap a selfie/photo, post it to Facebook with #peachlife and tag Porter Peach Festival, and you will be entered to win a peachy prize. You can follow our Facebook Page for updates!
Starting July 11th, and every day through July 17th we will highlight a business in Porter, and on that business's day we encourage you to go into their store and shop. When you do this, take a selfie/photo with your purchase, and post it to Facebook with #peachlife and tag Porter Peach Festival, you will be entered into drawing for a peachy prize.
Saturday July 17th join us for the 2021 Porter Peach Festival Mud Bog! Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and the racing begins at 6:00 p.m. There will also be fireworks and inflatables!
Join us for the 1st Annual Porter Peach Festival Cornhole Tournament, hosted by the Porter Little League Teams! The tournament will begin at 4 PM on Saturday, July 17th. Entry fees are $35 per team if signed up in advance, $40 per team day of tournament. The top three teams of the tournament will receive cash prizes!! Sign up your cornhole team here! Call Jeremy Pike at (918) 729-4254 for questions or to register your team.