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2019 Catawba Peach & Wine Festival

Aug 3, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Schwan Orchards, Port Clinton, OH
Event Summary

This August will mark the 104rd anniversary of the one million bushel peach harvest of 1915 from the Catawba area, so come help us celebrate!  On Saturday, August 3rd, we will open our orchard for everyone to come enjoy food, wine, beer, fun and entertainment. Bring the family! The party will run from 11AM-8PM. Bring a blanket and picnic in the orchard or sit under one of our canopies and enjoy music and a glass of wine with an orchard bite or two. Entrance and parking are free.

We will have three contests: peach pie, fruit dessert or homemade wine judged by area experts.  If you are interested in entering please check details below.  Hope to see you there!

Have questions?  Call Brad at 419-341-7326

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Event Details

The days events are still evolving and times will be posted here as they are set. So check back for event times.  We will have canopies set up or you are free to roam the orchard (please don't pick any peaches).  Music will be provided and some great food (fish, fries, etc. -for sale).  Firelands Winery will sell wine with proceeds donated to the Humane Society of Ottawa County.  Parking will be in our orchard unless it is too wet, with additional parking across the road and down about 100 feet.

Throughout the day: 

Noon - 7:00 Wine tasting and sales by Firelands Winery-proceeds to Humane Society of Ottawa County

11:00 - 8:00 Corn hole and other yard games available (you're welcome to bring your own, too)

11:00 - 8:00 Perch, Brats, french fries (from Mr. Perch), and baked goods for sale

Noon - 7:00 Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and contests 

 

Specific times:

10:00 - Noon Pie, dessert and homemade wine contest entries due.  (See link below for contest rules.)

Noon - 1:00  Live Music

1:30 - 4:00 Live Music

4:30 - 7:00  Live music

Noon, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00  FREE Cornhole tournament (Prizes available! Sign-up before start time.)

Noon-5:00 various presentations (to be announced)

 

Peach Pie and Fruit Dessert Rules
1.Entries must be delivered between 9AM and Noon on August 4th.
2.Only whole items may be entered (i.e. no pieces or slices).
3. Each entry must be on a disposable plate or bowl and will not be returned to owner.
4. All entries must be in a zip-lock bag or covered with plastic wrap.
5. All entries become the property of the Peach Festival and will be sold or auctioned with the proceeds helping with expenses for the event.
6. Judging will be based on texture, color, smell, shape, flavor and standard characteristics for that item.
7. Judges' decisions are final and may not be challenged.
 
Wine Rules
1.Entries must be delivered between 9AM and Noon on August 4th.
2. Entries are limited to amateur winemakers over the age of 21.
3. Entries will be in clear or colored smooth glass bottles of approx. 750 ml
4. An entry consists of two bottles of wine. One should have only a description of the grape or fruit used (no other identification) and the other (for display) any appropriate logos, labels or identification. Only the unopened display bottle will be returned to the owner. 
5. Categories:(grape) dry red, dry white, sweet red, sweet white and (non-grape) fruit or fruit-grape blend. 
6. Judges' decisions are final and may not be challenged.
 
Cornhole Tournament!
Interested in the Cornhole Tournament? Register here!
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Schwan Orchards
1797 NW Catawba Rd
Port Clinton, OH 43452

Aug 3, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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