August 8 to August 12, 2018


Frequently Asked Questions about Peachfest

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Kiddies day parade participant pointing at Penticton mural during Peachfest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Penticton?

A: Penticton sits between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake in the beautiful southern Okanagan Valley.

Q: How do I get to Penticton?

A: Penticton airport receives three flights a day from Vancouver and is home to many private companies that service charter flights and scenic flights. Highway 97 is the major north/south highway from the Canada/U.S. border to Central British Columbia and it passes through Penticton. Highway 3 is the major east/west highway and passes just to the south of Penticton where it connects with highway 97.

Q: When is Penticton Peach Festival held?

A: Penticton Peach Festival always begins the Wednesday after the B.C. long weekend and closes after the last act on the following Sunday.

Q: Where in Penticton will I find the festival?

A: Penticton Peach Festival is held in several locations within Penticton:

  • The mainstage and vendors are located in Okanagan Lake Park.
  • Shooting Star Amusements are located in Rotary Park and information on prices can be found on their website. All these parks are nearby each other.
  • The Sheila Bishop Memorial Wooden Bat Slo-pitch Tournament is held in Lion’s Park.
  • The Home Hardware Kid Zone is located in Gyro Park and runs Aug. 9 to 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The sandcastle competition is held on the Thursday afternoon at Skaha Beach, near the sundial. Registration is between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Skaha Beach on the afternoon of the competition.
  • The Square Dance Festival is held at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, 120 Green Avenue West in Penticton, from Wednesday through to Saturday.
  • The Pentown Throwdown for skateboarders and BMX riders is held at the Youth Skateboard Park on Riverside Drive.
Q: What does Peach Festival cost?

A: We do not charge an entry fee to any of the parks.

Q: Is seating and shade provided?

A: We encourage all visitors to wear sun screen, a sun hat and bring a lawn chair. Thanks to Valley First Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union, we're able to offer their tents for shade.

Q: Can I bring my dog to Peach Festival?

A: Peach Festival is created for families, so for the safety of all festival goers, please leave your dog at home.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Penticton is a very walkable city. We encourage you to leave the car at home and walk to the various sites and/or use public transit. Check the late night bus service specifically put on for Peach Festival attendees..

Q: Where are the nearest hotels, motels and campgrounds?

A: Travel Penticton can answer all your accommodation questions, visit their website at: www.visitpenticton.com

Q: What are my public transit options?

A: Additional later service and routing on 5 Main Street. The last bus leaves the Peach Festival site at 11:41 p.m. Temporary bus stop at Okanagan Lake Park. Visit bctransit.com for a pdf schedule and route map.