Ruston Peach Festival Offering $500 Prize in Annual Poster Design Contest

The Louisiana Peach Festival is now seeking entries for its annual poster design contest. Each year, the Peach Festival sells a commemorative festival poster created by a local artist. The tradition of the poster contest stretches back nearly 40 years. Over the decades, festival goers, residents and local businesses have built collections of the posters, many of which are displayed around Ruston and Lincoln Parish.

The theme for this year’s poster is “Throwback to our roots.” All artists are welcome to enter their designs, and the winning artist will receive a $500 cash prize. This year, the poster will be available in 12”x16” and 18”x24” sizes.

“The poster contest is such a fun tradition of the Louisiana Peach Festival,” said Tori Davis, Marketing Director for Experience Ruston. “It’s a fantastic way to commemorate each unique year of the festival, all while showcasing the talent of a local artist.”

View the contest guidelines and entry form at Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.  Email digital entries to

For more information on the Louisiana Peach Festival, visit or contact 318-255-2031.

About the Louisiana Peach Festival
The Louisiana Peach Festival is a long-standing Ruston tradition dating back to 1951. The festival was created by area peach farmers as a way to promote their industry throughout Louisiana and surrounding states. Over the years, the Peach Festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to Lincoln Parish and pumped millions back into the local economy. The festival has seen many changes over its 70 years, but through it all, the event has continued to be a source of excitement and pride in the community.

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