The Penticton Peach Festival float has won yet another piece of recognition from other festivals.
For the third time in 2022, the float has been recognized at a festival away from home, this time in Marysville, Wash. after winning the Berrysville Award.
Princess Nyah Miller represented Miss Penticton’s Queen Amrit Dhaliwal at the Marysville Strawberry Festival, along with Peach Festival directors Laura Kane and Daphne Adey.
The Peach Festival float took centre stage in both New Westminister and Wenatchee, Wash. earlier this year, capturing the Golden Apple Award and President’s Award in succession.
Along with its most recent appearance, the float has also been featured at the Portland Rose Festival and in Ladner.
Those attending the anticipated Peach Festival in Penticton this summer will get to see the award-winning float in person at the Grand Parade, starting at 10 a.m. on Main Street and Eckhart Avenue on Aug. 6.
B.C. Interior’s largest parade will feature floats from across the province and Washington State, along with marching bands, dancers and gymnasts. A new Miss Penticton will be crowned before the start of the parade.
Directors from the festival will continue to tour the float, before and after its return home in August, at the following events:
• Osoyoos (Canada Day event)
• Peachland (Canada Day event)
• Calgary Stampede
• Capital Lakefair in Olympia, Wash.
• Seattle SeaFair Festival
• Peach Festival
• Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition
• Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival in Leavenworth, Wash.