The adult division grand prize winner will receive a two-night stay at New Orleans’s historic Roosevelt Hotel.
The cookery contest is June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Categories include cobblers, other desserts, and other peach dishes.
Entry fee is $6 per category if paid by 3 p.m. June 16. After June 16, the fee jumps to $10. Entry deadline is 9:45 a.m. on June 22. Judging begins at 10 a.m. on June 22 with winners announced at noon.
The Roosevelt, now part of the luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel chain, originally opened in 1893. The hotel is located near the French Quarter. A $145 million restoration has returned the hotel to its 1930s heyday opulence. The massive lobby, with its ornate trim, glittering Italian crystal chandeliers and mosaic floors, again looks much as it did when Louisiana’s Kingfish, Gov. Huey P. Long last strolled through.
Cookery contest entry forms are available by visiting www.louisianapeachfestival.org.