Porter Peach Festival

The Porter Peach Festival is an annual family tradition for us. No matter how hot it is every July, we still can’t resist going to this sweet festival. Not too far out of Tulsa, we arrived at Porter and enjoyed peach cobbler ala mode and the parade of all things Porter Peaches.thumb_IMG_0585_1024All kinds of booths are represented at this festival—businesses, pies, funnel cakes, wind chimes, dream catchers,  tattoos, clothes and more. Inflatables and pony rides are in the “kids zone” as well as feeding the camel!thumb_IMG_0602_1024

thumb_IMG_0591_1024Apparently, camels like taking “selfies”, too.Porter 2

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We learned about super strength wind chimes–hoping to find out if they scare birds and squirrels away from gardens!thumb_IMG_0583_1024

Bands, barbecues and a pageant were all on the agenda!thumb_IMG_0578_1024

thumb_IMG_0598_1024thumb_IMG_0597_1024thumb_IMG_0568_1024The houses and buildings in Porter have that old charm. The friendly neighbor saw us admiring her garden and camper and came outside to chat with us.thumb_Porter 9_1024thumb_IMG_0581_1024The parade usually starts at 11:00 a.m. but we headed to the orchard to buy our pecks of peaches there and some huge watermelons, too! You have to eat your cobbler and ice cream quickly because it melts in the hot sun.Porter 12Where else can you find apple butter, bushels and pecks of peaches, veggies, fruits, cake batter AND a parade and festival going on?thumb_IMG_0559_1024

Every year, when we return from the peach festival, we cut up the peaches to make cobbler and pies to serve with vanilla ice cream later that night with family. Annually, I try a different peach recipe from the internet. For us, mid-July, we always look forward to our peaches ‘n cream!

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/easy-peach-cobbler

 

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