Weatherford's Claim to Fame
"THE PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL"
Our newspaper promoted it and our neighbors have lauded it, so when The Parker County Peach Festival came around we eagerly added it to our "must do" list! Weatherford, Texas is located approximately 20 minutes from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.
Sailing along I-820, then 30W. we passed lush, green landscape. A rarity this time of year in Texas. Buckets of rain have fallen to make this one of the wettest summers in history and the thirsty ground just soaked it all up, producing an abundance of lovely wildflowers.
A flag or two was hug at half mast due to Ladybird Johnson's passing a couple days ago. How appropriate that her efforts to beautify America years ago, resulted in the glorious displays along the roadsides today!
As we neared the Weatherford exit, we could see lines of cars stacked up and inching towards 'the most popular town festival in Texas'. Apparently all that we had heard was true--it seemed everyone in Texas wanted to be a part of the celebration!