Peach Festival Wraps Up in Johnson County

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The 70th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival wrapped up in Clarksville on Sunday, but in order to find the fresh fruit this year, one had to look a little harder.

"They might've been a little hard to spot this year, but if you were out and walking around, there were plenty of peaches" said Bonita Case, who worked with one of the festival's sponsors.

Several events were scheduled over the weekend, including a greased pig chase, a "diaper derby" for babies and, of course, a peach eating contest.

"Oh, they're sweeter. I mean, I bit into one and it was just wonderful. I just wish I could've had a cobbler made of it," said festival-goer Andy May.

On Sunday, May was part of the horseshoe pitching contest at Cline Park. 

"Sometimes I don't even like to warm up. I just go out there and pitch. If I win, fine. If I don't, that's fine too. I just like having fun," said May.

About a dozen people played, while friends and family sat in the shade and watched.

“It’s extremely hot – but everybody seems to be pretty happy. Lots of smiles and laughs so – we’re bearin’ it."

The bands The Diplomats and The Florida Boys will put on one final concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center.

For more information about this year's Peach Festival, you can visit this website.

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