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Annual Events

N.C. Peach Festival (3rd Saturday in July)

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The N.C. Peach Festival is a testament to the peach-growing history of Montgomery County. We have a strong generational connection to the peach industry dating back over 100 years. It all began in the late 1800's when Mr. H.R. Clark of Aberdeen, along with J.G. Tomlinson, A.W.E. Capel, and J.R. Page (prominent Montgomery County citizens) , formed the Candor Fruit Company. An organization that was the first of its kind and would support peach growing on a commercial scale. In 1902, Mr. Clark purchased acreage below Candor and set out 30,000 young peach trees to start the first commercial peach orchard. From that point on, the peach industry thrived in the Candor and Sandhills region of North Carolina.


Now our beautiful Town of Candor is the homeplace of the N. C. Peach Festival.  Join us each year as we honor our legacy with a celebration that is second to none. The annual event is always held on the 3rd Saturday of July, rain or shine. There are a host of activities including a kickoff to the event at 10:00am with the official Peach Festival Parade. Afterwards, enjoy live performances by Jim Quick and the Coastline Band, The Sand Band and other musical acts, a Peach Cooking Contest, Food and Craft Vendors, and tons of activities for kids and the entire family.

Christmas Tree Lighting


Bring your family out for a festive and fun-filled evening of Christmas cheer! 


Each year the Town of Candor celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with a Tree Lighting Ceremony. All of the townspeople gather at Candor Town Hall to fellowship and listen to music, all while waiting in eager anticipation of Santa's arrival. The children are given a stocking full of candy and gifts and there is plenty of hot chocolate and cookies in which to indulge yourself. At the appointed time and in grand finale fashion we light the town Christmas tree. It's a great way to start off the Christmas season - Hope to see you there! 

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