• Peach pies and everything nice is what Stonewall intends to serve up at this weekend’s 57th Peach JAMboree and Rodeo. Live entertainment by The Bellamy Brothers, a baking contest and parade are just a few of the weekend’s most popular events. Stonewall’s Peach Queen Audrey Mills holds an assortment of peaches found at Vogel Orchards on a 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe, owned by Alex Brock of Tomball. — Standard-Radio Post/Erika Vela

Stonewall gets ready to JAM

57th Peach JAMboree, rodeo ahead this weekend

The Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo kicks off this weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 15-16.

Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, the 57th annual event includes rodeo performances, a queen’s contest, parade, entertainment, baking contests, peach show and auction, kids’ activities and more.

More information on the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo is available at www.stonewalltexas.com.


Friday night

Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Mutton busting registration also begins at 6 p.m. and is limited to the first 50 contestants. The entry fee is $20.

The first heat of mutton busting is at 6:45 p.m. and the second heat will be during the rodeo performance.

Candidates in the Stonewall Peach Queen contest will be introduced at 7:30 p.m.

The first of two CPRA Rodeos by DVS Productions will be at 8 p.m. on Friday. There will also be a calf scramble, mutton busting and a specialty act.

Closing out the evening will be a dance starting around 10 p.m. and featuring the music of Josh Ward. Grounds close at 1 a.m.



The Peach JAMboree grounds and activities open at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

A CPRA rodeo slack performance begins at 9 a.m.

Also on Saturday morning from 8:30-10 a.m., entries will be taken in the baking, preserves and salsa contests. Judging begins at 10:45 a.m.



The annual parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Grand marshals for the parade will be Jimmy Duecker, Golden Citizen award winner and David Laborde, Outstanding Citizen award winner.


Food, fun and more

After the parade, at 11 a.m., barbecue by the pound will go on sale on the grounds of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Beans and potato salad will also be available for purchase.

Musical entertainment by Davey Schrank is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A washer-pitching tournament gets underway at 1 p.m. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $30 per team.

A “42” Tournament is also planned from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. Registration opens at 12:30 p.m.

The peach pit spitting and peach eating contests are scheduled to start at 2 p.m.


Peach Patch

Children’s activities are planned in the Peach Patch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Peach show, auction

The annual peach show judging starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Check-in is from 11 a.m.-noon at the chamber building.

Judging the peach show will be Jim Kamas and Larry Stein.

One of the highlights of the afternoon will be the annual auction of prize-winning peaches, gift baskets, pastries and preserves beginning at 4 p.m.

Serving as auctioneer will be Tim Jeanes.


Queen’s contest

Girls competing for the title of Stonewall Peach Queen will take part in public interviews in an afternoon pageant at 3 p.m.

The nine contestants include Amy Ahrens, Piper Carroll, Charlis Coolidge, Kate Darsey, Julie Grimmer, Karlie Nebgen, Ja’Nay Settles, Madison Schumann and Kate Wenzel.

Photographs of the contestants can be found on D8. The “Community” section also includes more information about the JAMboree, including a reminder of the rules for the baking contests, a schedule of events and more.

Crowning of the new Stonewall Peach Queen and her court will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Crowning the new Peach Queen will be the reigning Stonewall Peach Queen, Audrey Mills.

Outgoing duchesses are Madison Torrico, Kyra Mund and Marian Robles.


Saturday night

Gates at the rodeo arena open at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Registration opens at 6 p.m. for mutton busting. The entry fee is $20 and the contest is limited to the first 50 contestants.

The first heat of mutton busting is at 6:45 p.m. and the second heat will be during the rodeo performance.

The Stonewall Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients will be recognized at 7:15 p.m.

Rodeo action gets underway at 8 p.m. The CPRA Rodeo by DVS Productions will include a calf scramble, mutton busting and specialty act.

A dance featuring The Bellamy Brothers will follow the rodeo performance at 10 p.m., with grounds closing at 2 a.m.


Ticket prices for the JAMboree are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under on Friday.

Then, on Saturday, admission is $20 for adults, $5 for children two to 12 years of age and free for children under two.

Weekend passes are $30.

There is no charge for the daytime events on Saturday.


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