Peach Festival

The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade.
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade. The parade route was through downtown Cobden. Many people were on hand to watch the parade. The parade was one of the many highlights of the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival. The...
Runners leave the starting line early Saturday morning.
The 14th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run were held early Saturday morning, Aug. 5. The events were sponsored by the Cobden Runners/Walkers Club. The starting and finish lines were near the Cobden Community Park, which was the site of the Peach Festival.
The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen candidates were joined by the reigning queen for a group photo. From left are 2017 candidates Alejandra Lopez, Jericha Carter, Grace Pitts, Olivia Gordon, Janna Harner, Brooklyn Miller, Kaitlin McWhorter, and reigning queen Karlyn Furry. The pageant is set Friday and Saturday nights at the festival, with a coronation on Saturday. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
An annual celebration of the local peach harvest is coming up in Union County. The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Most of the Peach Festival events take place at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The Peach Festival is presented by the Cobden Lions Club, with...
The Union County Museum in Cobden plans to have extended hours during the Cobden Peach Festival. The museum is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5 – those are dates of the Peach Festival. The museum is located along South Appleknocker Street in downtown...
A Union County tradition is right around the corner. The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Most of the Peach Festival events take place at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The Peach Festival is presented by the Cobden Lions Club, with the help and support of...
The annual Cobden Peach Festival is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, with most of the activities taking place at the Cobden Community Park.
The annual Cobden Peach Festival is right around the corner in the Union County community. The popular event is sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club. The festival is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, with most of the activities taking place at the Cobden Community Park. The festival...
Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
The following winners were announced following last Saturday afternoon’s Peach Festival parade in Cobden: Church float: Apostolic Lightouse, first place. Immanuel Praise and Worship Center, second place. Business float: Flamm Orchards. Motor patrol: Williamson County Shriners. Antique tractor: Jeff...
Karlyn Furry of Alto Pass was crowned as the 2016 Cobden Peach Festival queen last Saturday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2016 queen is Karlyn Furry, 19, of Alto Pass. She is the daughter of Kenny and Lee Furry. First runner-up in the queen pageant was Kaitlin McWhorter, 18, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Garon and Kim Adams. Second runner-up...
A sign in Cobden announces the upcoming 2016 Peach Festival.
The 79th edition of the Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6. Most of the Peach Festival activities will be at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. Activities begin at 5 p.m. each day. The park is located along Locust Street in the Union County village. The Peach Festival...

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