Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state’s favorite fruits by joining Terhune Orchards for their annual Just Peachy Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for the whole family including the Eat A Peach Scavenger Hunt, a ride through the orchards on our tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, duck races, face painting, games and barnyard fun.
New this year, Eyes of the Wild, a traveling zoo, will present two shows a day on Saturday and Sunday under the festival tent. This educational program with live animals mesmerizes toddlers through grownups.
Saturday shows: 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.
Sunday shows: Noon and 1:30 p.m.
Foodies will get up close and personal with local culinary experts as they share some of their favorite ways to use Terhune Orchards peaches and summer produce in cooking demonstrations held on both days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside our big, red event barn. You will love the peachy inspiration and summer cooking tips from these fun and tasty programs. Enjoy a free sample of the dishes our presenters create.
Saturday, 11 a.m.: Pam Mount’s popular Canning and Freezing class has grown so much over the years we needed a bigger venue. Our big event barn has plenty of seating to get comfortable and learn Pam’s secrets for preserving summer’s harvest of peaches for year long enjoyment. She will answer all your canning and freezing questions.
2 p.m.: Dor Mullen will teach the basics of North African spice blending. Learn how to use 15-20 spices to make blends and sauces to jazz up vegetables. Each person at the table enjoys his or her preferred level of “heat.”
Dor is the founder of The Suppers Program, a network of support groups in central New Jersey for people who need to change the way they cook and eat for their health.
Sunday: 11 a.m.: Rachel Weston, author of “New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table” will demonstrate one of her favorite summer peach recipes. She calls it Peach Perfection!
2 p.m.: Margo Allen, is the chef and owner of Fridge2Table, a personal chef service providing healthy, balanced meals made in your home or for delivery. Margo recognizes the importance of eating healthfully, even on a busy schedule and will share her tips for making fresh and delicious summer meals.
Enjoy live music each day noon to 4 p.m. On Sunday, Borderline will have your toes tapping!
Savor Summer. Pam’s Everything Peachy Food Tent will offer other tasty summer fare such as peach pie, barbecued chicken, hot dogs, homemade gazpacho, salads, and our famous apple cider donuts.
In our Just Peachy Delights courtyard enjoy specialty foods made by made local food vendors. Cool off in the Ice Cream Social Tent with one of our refreshing frozen peach slushies and a selection of locally made ice creams.
Adults can visit the Terhune Orchards Vineyards winery tasting room to sample award-winning red, white and fruit wines, including Just Peachy wine made with Terhune’s own apple cider and peaches.
Terhune Orchards grows 28 varieties of peaches and nectarines. Baskets overflowing with just-picked fruit are ready to take home from the farm store to eat fresh out of hand or try making a new peach recipe.
Admission to the festival area is $8, children under 3 are free. Admission fee includes wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, children’s games, music and presentations. (Additional activities available for additional cost.)
Admission to the farm store, winery and parking is free.
August Hours: The farm store is Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wine bottles are available in the store daily. The winery is open Friday noon to 8 p.m. Sunset Sips & Sounds with live music, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Music on Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Find Terhune Orchards online at terhuneorchards.com, on Facebook and Instagram.
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville. 609-924-2310. www.terhuneorchards.com.