Porter, The Peachiest Place in Oklahoma

Anonymous
Categories: Recreation/Leisure

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July 2018: Who doesn’t love a sweet lush juicy peach?  If peaches are your passion, then you won’t want to miss the annual Porter Peach Festival, July 19 – 21, in Porter, Oklahoma. The town of Porter is renowned for their peaches and folks come from far and wide to enjoy their deliciousness every year.

Peach orchards have been an important part of the town of Porter for over 100 years.  The first Porter Peach Festival was held in 1960 to highlight its heritage, bring the community together for fun, celebrate their sweet vine ripe peaches, and raise money to fund community projects.

This year, there will be a cooking contest, art show and sale, street games, lots of peaches and ice cream, a car show, bull riding, 5k run, arts and crafts, music, and a Prize Peach Auction.

Here is your schedule for a peachy good time:

Thursday, July 19th

4:00 pm – Festival Opens.  Kiddie rides, inflatables, games, food, arts, crafts and vendors all open.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Art Exhibit & Sale Artists Meet & Greet and Awards Presentation at the First Baptist Activity Center.

6:15 pm – Welcome Prayer and National Anthem on the Main Stage.

6:30 pm – Porter’s Got Talent featuring Alaska & Madi on the Main Stage.

Friday, July 20th

4:00 pm – Festival Opens.  Kiddie rides, inflatables, games, food, arts, crafts and vendors all open.

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Entries accepted for Peach Cooking Contest at the Civic Center.

5:00 pm – Street Games!  Prizes awarded for each category on the Main Stage.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Art Exhibit and Sale Open at the First Baptist Activity Center.

6:00 pm – Judging of the Peach Cooking Contests at the Civic Center.

6:30 pm – Antique Tractor Pull on S. Main Street.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – Billy Arnett Band in concert on the Main Stage.

7:30 pm – Rockin 3R Summer Chute Out Bull Riding at the arena east of town.

Saturday, July 21st

7:00 am – Peach Classic 5K Run on Main Street.

8:00 – 10:00 am – Porter Peach Festival Car & Bike Show registration on South Main Street.

9:00 am – Festival Opens.  Kiddie rides, inflatable’s, games, food, arts, crafts and vendors all open.

9:00 am – 4 pm – Art Exhibit & Sale opens at the First Baptist Church (FBC) Activity Center.

10:00 am – Classics Gymnastics Exhibition on the Main Stage.

10:30 am – Car & Bike Show Judging with awards to follow.

11:00 am – Peach Festival Parade; line up at the school on North Main Street.

12:00 pm – Prize Peach Auction

1:00 pm – FREE Peach Ice Cream!

4:00 pm – Scavenger Hunt on Main Street.

5:00 pm – Street Games, prizes awarded for each category – on Main Street.

6:30 pm – Antique Tractor Pull on South Main Street.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Mason Jar Revival in concert with opening act Ahna Jennings.

7:30 pm – Rockin 3R Summer Chute Out Bull Riding at the arena east of town.

See more about Porter, The Peachiest Place in Oklahoma:

https://www.valuenews.com/porter-the-peachiest-place-in-oklahoma-news-article_4611

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