8/3/2013 Cobden, IL Peach Festival

The 76th annual Peach Festival was held Friday and Saturday at Cobden Community Park in southern Illinois.Activities included a parade through downtown Cobden, a carnival with rides and games, a Queen contest, food peach cobbler, Bingo and Spin-and-Win for peaches.

While warm with a high in the mid 80s, temperatures across the region remain below normal.  After closing out an abnormally "cool" July with record lows being set all over the region, temperatures continue to remain below normal as highs this time of year usually run in the low to mid 90s.  While still muggy due to rains overnight, it was still very lovely weather to take in the annual Peach Festival in Cobden, Illinois.

Cobden, IL is located approximately 16 miles south of Carbondale, IL or 30 miles northeast of Cape Girardeau, MO.

Video package opens with establishing shots of the Cobden Peach Festival sign, then follows with various shots of the parade through downtown Cobden including scenes with the Cobden High School Marching Band and the reigning Peach Festival Queen, Lindsey Carter.  Several other parade shots.

Transitions to the festival itself with shots of people eating and cooking food, some of the carnival rides, shots of a bingo game, and of course, the peaches!