Festival History

Our Mission ~ The 2018 Peach Festival seeks to provide a family friendly event to the Northern Colorado community while promoting service, encouraging community interaction, and allowing local businesses to market and give back to the community through sponsorship.  We are truly so appreciative of your sponsorship and generosity.  The Peach Festival is proud to donate back to our community with our beneficiaries:  The Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins and STEM Education Fund.

Fort Collins Peach Festival - A Tradition In The Making!

7th Annual - Moving Downtown!  2017

We were sad to leave Hughes Stadium but were thrilled to move our festival to Old Town Fort Collins!  With changes looming in the future of Hughes Stadium the decision was to bring our gathering to Civic Center Park in Fort Collins.  It was a thrilling first year that raised thousands for our local community, and ushered in a new era in the Peach Festival history!

 6th Annual - Wonderful last year at Hughes Stadium! 2016

Our 6th Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival was one to remember!  We hosted approximately 17,000 guests and raised several thousand dollars for local charities! 

5th Annual - Expanding Exponentially - 2015

Our 5th Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival was another HUGE success! We had over 15,000 people attend and were able to raise nearly $73,000 for local charities! The additional food vendors, increased number of peachy items and awesome musicians helped make the day FUN for everyone who attended. We were even on national TV thanks to the US Pro Cycle Challenge bike race!

4th Annual - Continued Growth 2014

Our 4th Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival was another BIG success! We had over 12,000 people attend and were able to raise almost $45,000 for local charities! We have set the date for the 5th Annual event at Hughes Stadium again and are already working to expand the offerings and be sure that we have even more peachy items at the event. Rotarians are very excited to be putting on our 5th event for our community members with the revenue generated again going back into our community.

3rd Annual - Bigger and Even Better 2013

Our 3rd Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival was a HUGE success! With over 10,000 people in attendance we were able to raise over $33,000 for local charities! We have set the date for the 4th Annual event at Hughes Stadium and are looking forward to expanding the festival even more this year! Everyone who attends is sure to enjoy the new peachy fun we are planning. The best part is that this event is put on by our community members, for our community members and the revenue generated goes back into our community!

2nd Annual - The Community Enthusiastically Responds 2012

Rotarians approached Colorado State University and created a partnership that would allow the event to grow for years to come at its new location, Hughes Stadium. With the new venue and added peachy items and activities the 2nd Annual Fort Collins Peach Festival attendance grew to over 8,000 people!

The Peach Festival is Born - 2011

In its first year at the Gardens on Spring Creek, the Fort Collins Peach Festival drew a crowd of over 3,000 people to enjoy the peachy festivities. The amazing community support of the 1st annual event created the demand for a new venue that could handle additional growth in future years.

The Beginning—Pigs 'n Pits

In 2010 the Breakfast Club and the 1918 Fort Collins Club partnered together to host Pigs N Pits in conjunction with the Peach Sale. This festival included a 5K run and BBQ and after the success of that event, the four Fort Collins Rotary club Presidents decided that they could raise more money and promote Rotary's ideal of Service Above Self, if all 4 clubs in Fort Collins worked together on one big event. This resulted in the creation of the Fort Collins Peach Festival.

A Genesis of an Idea

The idea for a Peach Festival started when members of the 1918 Rotary Club of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Breakfast decided to work together to raise money for local charities and to promote Rotary throughout the region. They decided to build upon the success of the Peach Sale sponsored by the Breakfast Rotary Club, which has sold boxes of peaches every year here in Fort Collins and all over Northern Colorado.

In addition to the Peach Festival, the Breakfast Club will continue its peach sale. For more information on the Breakfast Club's Dictionary Peach Sale or to order your own box of Colorado-grown peaches please click here.

Click below to learn more about any of the Four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins that are involved with the Fort Collins Peach Festival: