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Guide to the 73rd Annual Peach Festival

May 16, 2023Written by: Tori Davis

Celebrate this year’s theme “Lincoln Parish: Peachiest Place to be since 1873” with a wide range of entertainment and activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. June 3 brings traditional favorites and new activities to experience! Browse our guide below and make your plans to attend the Louisiana Peach Festival, June 3, in Downtown Ruston or any of the Peachy Events happening throughout the area leading up to the festival!

Peachy Events

Peach Hunt | May 28 - June 3
Peach Restaurant Roundup | May 30 - June 
Peach Art Exhibit | June 1-25
Peachy Sidewalk Sale | June 1 
Peach Baby Photo Contest | May 29-June 1
Dixie presents ARKANSAUCE & James Linden Hogg | June 2
Diaper Derby | June 2
Annual Peach Rodeo | June 2-3
Run for the Peaches 5K | June 3
Peach Beard Contest | June 3
Ruston Antique Classic Car Show | June 3
Ruston Farmers Market | June 3
Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach Pageant | June 3

Admission | June 3

9am- 5pm: FREE
After 5pm:
- Children 4 & Under – FREE
- Adults: $10
- Children (12 and under): $5


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
Young Makers Art Market
Discover art, handmade items, and homemade goods from local artists, artisans, and makers 18 and under.
Location: Esma’s Alley

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: Science Guys
          11:00am: Act Up Theatre Drama Club
          12:00pm: Mr. Danny's Magic
          1:00pm: French Immersion Storytime & Experience
          2:00pm: DJ Music
          3:00pm: The TMM Project
          4:00pm: DJ Music
          5:00pm: Ruston Community Theatre- Shrek Cast


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: Parker & Chloe
11:00am: Haley Brooke    
12:00pm: Braydon Watts    
1:00pm: DK Harrel       
2:00pm: Jennifer Janèt      
3:00pm: Big AL & Cherri Jubilee      
4:30pm: Kelli Roberts Band      
5:30pm: Main Street Band       
7:00pm: LVVRS      
9:30pm: Parish County Line 


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.

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!

About the Author

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Tori Davis

Tori is a Shreveport native who planted roots in the piney hills of Lincoln Parish in 2017. She has a passion for destination development and marketing and aims to spend every bit of her free time making memories with her husband and two daughters. As Director of Marketing and Communications, Tori supports the President/CEO of Experience Ruston in implementing new marketing plans and content strategies to help promote Ruston/Lincoln Parish as a premier tourist destination. 

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