Free peaches and ice cream! Do you need any other reason to attend the 49th Porter Peach Festival in Oklahoma? The festival dates are July 16th through 18th. The peaches and cream will be handed out Saturday at 1 p.m. When it comes to peaches, that’s not all: earlier Saturday, contestants will be competing at the Porter Civic Center in the annual peach cooking contests, in the categories of cobblers, desserts, and preserves. And you’ll be able to pick your own peaches (or purchase them already picked) at Livesay Orchards.
The festival kicks off Thursday the 16th at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies, vendors, the Peach Pageant, and live music. Other events planned through Saturday include the peach auction, street games (things like peach pit spitting and water balloon tosses), a pet show, a tractor pull, a 5K run, a scavenger hunt, talent contest, karaoke, and a parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. See the festival website for all the details.