The North Carolina Visitor Center






Join us for the 20th annual N.C. Peach Festival proudly held every year on the 3rd Saturday in July, downtown Candor, NC. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. with a wonderful showing of local floats, firetrucks, and other fun parade entrants. Afterwards, stroll down to Fitzgerald Park where the rest of the festivities are located. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and enjoy the best live entertainment around. There are always lots of fresh, sweet, local peaches, arts & crafts, and of course, the best homemade peach ice cream in the Great State of North Carolina!


Grown-ups and kids alike, can enjoy an abundance of vendors and activities including: Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Camel Rides, Gyro Ride, Mechanical Bull, Gaming Trailer, Bungee Trampoline, Pony Rides, Helicopter Rides, Rock Wall, Putt-Putt, and so much more!!!


This year, the N.C. Peach Festival will feature an awesome line-up of live entertainment including: Jim Quick & Coastline, The Sand Band, Rockin' Acoustix, and the McKenzie Brothers. We look forward to seeing you on SATURDAY, JULY 16TH, 2016 FROM 10:00AM - 5:00PM!


N.C. Peach Festival Committee

 6th Annual

Peachy Feet 5K

Friday Night Festivities - July 15, 2016

**5:30pm/ Packet Pickup and Late Registration.


6:30pm     Loaded Dice - Stage 2.

6:45pm     Late Registration Closes.

                  Star Spangled Banner sung by Sarah Beth Wallace.

7:00pm     On Your Mark, Get Set - GO! 5K Begins!

8:15pm     Awards Ceremony.


This race will be chip timed. Your race bib will contain the timing chip. Do not cover with water belt. Awards presented after race. Custom designed race shirts.


Come out and listen to local entertainment and support the runners/walkers. Bungee Trampoline fun for the kids and peach ice cream for sale! Other vendors in also in attendance.



If you have any questions about the 2016 Peachy Feet 5K, please contact Race Director, Tammy Owens at: or call: (910)975-1397.

2016 North Carolina  PEACH FESTIVAL

Saturday Festivities - July 16, 2016

8:30am  Peach Cooking Contest, Town Hall.

10:00      Parade on Main St in Candor.

10:45      Live Music at Stage 1 & Stage 2.

11:00      Sand Band - Stage 1.

                          The McKenzie Brothers - Stage 2.

11:00      Helicopter Rides, Railroad Street.

11:45      Introduction of 2016 Peach Queen,

                      Peachy Feet 5K Winners & Cooking

                      Contest Winners recognized - Stage 2.

2-4pm    Jim Quick & Coastline - Stage 1.

2-4pm    Rockin' Acoustix - Stage 2.


Tee-shirts and other festival merchandise will be available at the "Official" N.C. Peach Festival Tent.


Enjoy your day with a variety of food & craft vendors, as well as, tons of activities that are fun for the whole family!


Bring your lawn chair, so that you can sit down and enjoy some out-of-this-world homemade peach ice cream, plus some fantastic live entertainment!

What's New This Year?

Here at the Peach Festival, our ultimate goal is to provide you & your family with the most awesomely fantastic, fun time! In that effort, we try to bring in new and exciting vendors and activities each year. This year is no different. New for 2014-2015:


Gaming Trailer

Camel Rides, Gem Mining


NEW HOURS....10:00AM - 5:00PM