The 16th annual Marysville Peach Festival is expected to draw crowds of more than 30,000 to sample peach-themed burgers, cakes, dumplings, egg rolls, salsa and desserts on D Street in downtown Marysville. The festival also features amusement rides, arts and crafts, and a kids’ area that includes peach pit painting, a photo booth and a bean bag toss.
Peach enthusiasts can also enter their own peach pies, pastries and preserves in the Tasty Treat Challenge, which benefits Loaves & Britches, a nonprofit community food pantry and clothes closet. There also will be, of course, a peach pie-eating contest.
The festival is made even sweeter with free admission and parking, plus specialty vendors and live music.
Hours are 4-10 p.m. July 17 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 18. For more information, visit marysvillepeachfest.com.
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Tahoe celebrity golf
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