Umm… There’s a Peach Festival in Illinois and It’s NOT in Rockford
We Rockfordians love peaches. I mean, hello, we are the home of the Rockford peaches, but we are not the home of an Illinois peach festival.
I think it's time we get a peach festival going in Rockford!
This morning I was scrolling through Only In Your State and that's where I found all this peach fest info... which is in Cobden Illinois.
Clearly I have no idea where that is, but the Internet assures me it's over five hours away so if we did start a peach fest in Rockford they probably won't be too mad.
The Cobden Peach Festival is going on it's 82nd year and takes place on August 4 and 5.
It's pretty much your basic (delicious) fair with a carnival, entertainment and food, but the fun part of course, most of the food is made with peaches.
There's also a Peach Queen, bingo, raffles and a parade.
Anyone else want to bring a peach fest to the 815?