High Point Mayor Jay Wagner declared August 5 – 11 National Farmers Week and the proclamation will be read at 9:45 am before all the festivities begin.
The NC Peach Queen, Leanna Grace Caddell, will be at the Farmers Market taking photos from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. She is a rising senior at Union Pines High School. She works at Kalawi Farms and Ben's Ice Cream.
Peach ice cream (Kalawi Farms and Ben's Ice Cream), will be available throughout the day. Peach crafts & peach cooking demonstrations also will be going on throughout the day. Inside the High Point Public Library will be a display of peach pit carvings from the High Point Museum.
Two special contests also will take place. At 10 am will be a peach recipe contest (pies, cobbler, ice cream, jam, salsa, etc.) & the special judges for this contest are the NC Peach Queen, High Point City Councilman Chris Williams, & FOX8 newest anchor Tracy Clemons. A pet costume contest (dress your pet as your favorite fruit, vegetable or barnyard animal) will be at 11 am in the Arts and Entertainment Plaza with NC Peach Queen, Councilman Don Scarborough, & Megan Blake as the judges.). Rules for both contests are posted on our website at www.highpointnc.gov/2069/Peach-Day.
And of course there will be fresh local produce, handmade crafts & baked goods available. Cooking demonstrations will be conducted by Recipe for Success at UNC-G. Staff & students from High Point University's Congdon School of Health Sciences will be conducting health screenings. Food trucks, kids' activities & music will round out this fun filled day. A special viewing of "James and the Giant Peach" will be shown at 2 pm inside the library.