Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is hosting its annual Just Peachy Festival this weekend, July 30 and 31, from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Join the Mount family at the farm to celebrate one of our state's favorite fruits—peaches.

A special event at the festival is a "Summer Harvest" farm-to-fork tasting section that features local chefs who will use locally sourced ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. Terhune Orchards is partnering with Zone 7 for this special offering. The tasting area will be open at noon and continue while supplies last. Admission to the special tasting section is $15 per person. For more details on participating vendors and their menus, click here. Event is rain or shine; in case of rain, tasting will take place in the big barn.

Kids' activities will include rides through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides and games. Adults can visit the winery tasting room to sample wines, including the award-winning Just Peachy wine. There will be live music both days from noon until 4 pm. 

Food will also be available for purchase at Pam's food tent, offering peach treats like peach pie, as well as other summer fare including barbecued chicken, hot dogs, salads, gazpacho, apple cider donuts and cider slushies. Pam Mount's popular canning and freezing class will be held on Saturday from 10 am till noon. The class is free. Register here.

Admission to the festival is $5; children under 3 are free. Admission fee includes wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors and children's games. (Additional activities will be available at additional cost.) The farm store and the winery and tasting room are open without an admission fee. Parking is available at the farm, located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Princeton. Get the details about a local road detour here.