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Guide to the 74th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

May 24, 2024Written by: CVB Team

Celebrate this year’s theme “Everyone's Invited to the Louisiana Peach Festival” with FREE admission to a wide range of entertainment and activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. June 1 brings traditional favorites and new activities to experience! Browse our guide below and make your plans to attend the Louisiana Peach Festival, June 1, in Downtown Ruston or any of the Peachy Events happening throughout the area leading up to the festival!

Peachy Events

Peach Hunt | May 27 - May 31

Peach Culinary Crawl | May 26 - June 1 

Peach Art Exhibit | May 30 - July 1

Peach Sidewalk Sale | May 30 - June 1 

Peach Baby Photo Contest | May 30

Annual Peach Rodeo | May 31 - June 1

Peach Fest Pickleball Tournament | May 31

Run for the Peaches 5k | June 1

Peach Parade | June 1

Peach Beard Contest | June 1

Ruston Antique Classic Car Show | June 1

Ruston Farmers Market | June 1

Park Haus Peach Cookery Contest | June 1

Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach Pageant | June 1

Admission | June 1

9am- 11pm: FREE all day

Festival Activities

9:00am - 5:00pm

Peach Art Market
Discover art, handmade items, and homemade goods from local artists, artisans, and makers.
Location: Sexton Lot across from Railroad Park and East Park Ave

9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids Alley: An Art Experience
Kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts on West Mississippi Ave., along with interactive performances and demonstrations on the Kids Alley Stage.
Location: West Mississippi Ave.

Kids Alley Stage Schedule:
Location: W Mississippi Ave.

          10:00am: DJ Phall
          11:00am: Science Guys
          11:30am: Lady Chops
          12:30pm: Family Salsa with Yatta
          1:30pm: DJ Phall (Kids Karaoke)
          2:00pm: Drama Club
          3:00pm: RCT: Annie
          4:00pm: Elise Clare Causey


Entertainment Lineup

The Louisiana Peach Festival has no shortage of live music! Come out and enjoy genres ranging from country, Motown to jazz and covers. All events below take place on the Railroad Park stage!

Live Performances on the Railroad Park Stage
10:00am - 11:00pm
Location: 101 W Park Ave.

10:00am: Russ-Town Band
11:00am: Clara Rae    
12:00pm: Beaux Atkins    
1:00pm: Jhaiya Davis       
2:00pm: Josh Love      
3:00pm: Hali Brown      
4:00pm: Hidden Tracks      
5:30pm: Tipsey       
7:00pm: LVVRS      
9:30pm: The Band of Heathens


Info to Know

Merchandise: Festival shirts, posters, and other merch will be available for sale at the Ruston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau located at 2111 N Trenton up to two weeks prior. During the festival, all these can be purchased on sight on W Park Ave.

Parking Downtown: All-day parking is available throughout downtown Ruston. There will also be a shuttle that will run continuously from 11am-11:30pm. It will shuttle to and from designated lots on LA Tech campus on the north and south side of Dan Reneau Dr. 

Accommodations: Stay the weekend! A complete list of area hotels can be found here

More information on these events and activities and more can be found at For more information on Ruston & Lincoln Parish and more to do while you’re in town explore!

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