QUEEN CREEK, AZ - Editor's note: This article was updated from its original version. Vintage Days was only during the first weekend so we've removed that from the article and updated the admission fee.
It's peach season in Arizona!
Schnepf Farms' annual Peach Festival continues this weekend, May 20 - 21.
Carrie Schnepf filled us in on a few of the new additions and attractions to this year's festival. Here are 5 things you need to know before you go:
NEW ADMISSION FEE
New this year, Schnepf Farms will charge admission to its Peach Festival. Admission is $5 per person and is collected at the entrance. There is no charge to park. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
The rides, food and U-pick peaches are additional costs.
NEW ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
Here is what is new to the Peach Festival this year:
The place to pick up pies and peaches has been moved closer to the entrance
A DJ will entertain guests on the Main Stage with music, games and contests
A waterslide has been added
Guests will be able to drop their peaches off at a "Peach Check" and enjoy the other activities
New orchards open during the second week of the festival, May 20-21
Misting tents and fans will be set up around the farm
The farm's regular attractions including rides and petting zoo will be open. Rides are $3 each or $15 for an all-you-can-ride wristband. U-Pick peaches are $2.20 per pound.
WHAT IS THERE TO EAT?
Since it's a peach festival, you're going to encounter a lot of Peach-themed treats. The on-site bakery sells giant Peach-filled cinnamon rolls ($10) and pies. There is also peach salsa, preserves, syrup, licorice, and granola.
The Peachy Pancake Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. on festival days, Saturday and Sunday. The breakfast comes in two sizes -- small and large -- and includes a pancake, sausage, fresh peaches and a drink. The cost is $7 for a small and $12 for a large. The large comes with two pancakes and sausages.
ALLOW EXTRA DRIVE TIME AND PARKING
Schnepf Farms is located along Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. It's a two-lane road. As many people make their way to the farm for the festival, Rittenhouse does get backed up with traffic. You will want to allow for extra time.