Sweetest party in Texas
The 58th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22.
Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, the JAMboree takes place on the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce grounds and will include a rodeo, baking and peach contests and the Peach Queen contest and coronation.
The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday with the rodeo slack.
There is no admission charge that evening.
The gate to the grounds opens at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, with mutton bustin’ registration. There is a $20 entry fee and competition is limited to the first 50 contestants that sign up.
The first heat of mutton bustin’ will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the second heat will be held during the rodeo performance.
An introduction of the peach queen contestants will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The first of two CPRA rodeos will be at 8 p.m. Friday night. A calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and a specialty act will be included in the entertainment that night.
Closing the evening will be a dance following the rodeo at 10 p.m. with Kevin Fowler performing until the grounds close at 1 a.m.
The Peach JAMboree grounds and activities will open at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
The baking, preserves and salsa contests check-in will be held at the chamber building from 8:30-10 a.m.
The goat roping will begin at 10 a.m. The rodeo books will open at 11 a.m., and the roping will follow shortly after at 11:30 a.m.
The annual parade will begin its lineup at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, June 22.
Parade judging will commence at 9 a.m., and the parade will set sail at 10 a.m.
Grand marshals for the parade will be Ricky Weinheimer, who was named the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen Award winner in January and Andrew Nielsen, Golden Citizen of the Year.
After the parade ends, at 11 a.m., barbecue by the pound will be sold on the grounds of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Beans and potato salad will also be sold with the meal.
Live music will be played from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
A “42” domino tournament will be held from 1-3 p.m. Registration for this event will begin at 12:30 p.m.
A washer pitching tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. Registration is planned to begin at 12:30 p.m., including a $20 entry fee.
The peach eating and peach pit spitting contests will get underway at 2 p.m.
Children’s activities in the Peach Patch are planned to run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Stonewall Elementary School grounds.
Peach show, auction
Check-in for the annual peach show is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and run until noon at the Chamber Building.
The peach show will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Judging the show will be Jim Kamas.
The peach show and baking contest auction will begin at 4 p.m. with gift baskets, pies, pastries and prizewinning peaches.
The auctioneer for this event will be Tim Jeanes.
Peach Queen Contest
Contestants vying for the title of Stonewall Peach Queen will begin their contest with a public interview in an afternoon pageant at 3 p.m.
The six contestants include Riley Cook, Jamie Guynes, Sadie Hardison, Karli Hubertus, Autumn Kirchner and Lauren Stone.
Crowning of the new Stonewall Peach Queen and her court will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Reigning Peach Queen Kate Darsey will be crowning the next Stonewall Peach Queen.
Outgoing duchesses include Kate Wenzel, Charis Coolidge and Madison Schumann.
The gates for the rodeo will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Registration for mutton bustin’ begins at 6 p.m. The entry fee is $20, and the contest is limited to the first 50 contestants.
The first heat of the mutton bustin’ will start at 6:45 p.m. and the second heat will be featured during the rodeo.
Recognition of the 2019 Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Scholarship recipients is set to begin at 7:15 p.m.
Rodeo action kicks off at 8 p.m. An intermission with a calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and a specialty act will also be featured in the second CPRA rodeo of the weekend.
Ronnie Milsap will be providing live music after the rodeo from 10 p.m. until the grounds close at 2 a.m.
Tickets for the Friday rodeo, concert and dance will be free for children, $15 for adults and $10 for military and senior citizens 65 years and over.
Saturday tickets will run for $5 for children, $20 for adults and $15 for military and seniors.
Weekend passes will be sold for $30.
To purchase tickets, go online to http://www.outhousetickets.com/Event/11913-58th_Annual_Stonewall_Peach_J....