Niagara on the Lake – Peach Festival

Each summer in August, Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian-friendly market place to accommodate the Peach Festival. A number of different peach farms set up early on Saturday morning and will be there selling peaches throughout the day. Mid morning St. Catharines Pipe Band leads a procession down historic Queen Street. Later on in the morning the antique steam tractor arrived to begin cooking the very best corn on the cob, just add a little melted butter and you have that summer-time treat. Oh yes, they do have judging of the annual Town Crier Peach Pie Contest in front of the Court House and they do crown the peach queen. By noon the musical entertainment begins with a range from: Big Band, Honky Tonk, Jazz to Celtic. To add to the fun they offer a classic antique car show with the owners more than willing to share their knowledge of their cars with anyone who has a question. But you are coming to taste peaches right? Well you will find Niagara peaches fresh off the tree, so sweet and lip smacking that you can’t help but smile and just take another big bite. You will taste all kinds of peach products, from homemade peach pie, fresh peaches and ice cream, peach yogurt, sundays, chutney are just a few of the mouth-watering foods you will get to taste throughout this Peach Festival Day. The historic street in Niagara-on-the-Lake really does become a festival of people, music and peaches.

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