The JAMboree is now entering its 53rd year, and in all that time little has changed since the first celebration—especially the peaches. During the third Friday and Saturday of June the festival starts with a bang as the CPRA rodeo kicks off the event. A gala event is also staged when the new "Peach Queen" and her court are introduced, followed by a late night dance.

On Saturday, the real fun begins. In addition to rodeo, other events, including a peach eating contest, the coveted peach show, a baking, preserves, and salsa contest, a peach parade, and an antique tractor exhibit takes place throughout the morning and afternoon. Vendors are on hand as far as the eye can see.

For more information about the state's premiere peach event, visit  www.stonewalltexas.com/peach_jamboree.html. For information about area orchards, the availability of maturing variety, and a list of orchards, visit www.texaspeaches.com.