Peach Festival to be held at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds on Father's Day weekend

The annual South Dakota Peach Festival is two days of live music, activities, vendors and many food options. There will also be fresh peaches from Georgia orchards.

The dates of the festival are June 17th and 18th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The South Dakota Peach Festival is put on by the Fruit Club, and it benefits Special Olympics South Dakota.

There will be food and vendors, inflatables, peach food and drinks, specialty beer, face painting, games, contests, prizes and more.

Volunteers are still needed. If you would like to volunteer, contact Kyle Barber at 605-496-0644 or email

Here is the peach cobbler recipe from KSFY Morning News:

Georgia Peach Cobbler
From the Kitchen of Gramma Penny
1 Cup baking mix (Bisquick type)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardomom
1/2 Cup melted, unsalted butter
1 Cup of sugar
3/4 Cup chopped Georgia pecans (optional)

Use one of the following: 29 oz drained peaches, 2 1/2 C frozen (thawed) or fresh Georgia peaches. Stir baking mix, milk spices in 8x8 pan. Stir in butter until blended. Stir peaches and sugar in separate bowl. Spoon over batter and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.