Peach Festival At Chattanooga Market Is Sunday

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The annual Peach Festival offers all things peachy: salsas, candles, cobbler…and of course, farm fresh peaches. A few of the bigger farms—Hazelrig Peach Orchard, Georgia Peach Truck and Melon Patch Farms—will have plenty of peaches just picked Sunday morning. 

It’s prime season for produce at Chattanooga Market. Some of the July favorites include okra, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, blueberries and squashes.

The season’s crops will be highlighted soon, too, for the upcoming  FiveStar Food Fight happening on July 24th. This year boasts a cast of Market vendors cooking up their finds from the day’s produce, meats, cheese and breads. 

Live music on the Lodge Cast Iron Sizzle Stage: 
Paul Childers, 12:30 p.m.
Courtney Daly, 2 p.m. 

Chattanooga River Market continues on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza each Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This market features local art, food artisans and live music right along the plaza water features. Free yoga is held every Saturday at 10 a.m., and participants should bring their own mat and water. This Saturday, Paul Childers will perform from 12-3 p.m. 

COMING SOON EVENTS:
July 17, Top Tomato
July 24, FiveStar Food Fight
July 31, Chattanooga Bluegrass


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