BRIGHAM CITY -- With peach jam, peach fritters, pulled pork peach tacos, deep-fried peaches and peach cobbler, it was all about peaches in Brigham City on Saturday.
The Box Elder affiliate chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness was dishing up peach cobbler a la mode. Karen Mayne, president for the NAMI Box Elder, said she has been participating in the NAMI Peach Days booth for eight years and the organization's peach cobbler is always very popular.
"People love it. Every year people say, 'It's a good thing you're here because I come from Kingdom Come to get this peach cobbler,'" Karen said with a laugh.
"We're constantly looking for more volunteers to do training and classes, and to get the word out that we're here to help. All this peach cobbler funding goes to Box Elder. We are the envy of the state because we have this awesome fundraiser where everybody comes together in the community and just is such a great support."
With two food courts, Peach Days revelers had no shortage of options for lunch and dinner. People could choose from Caribbean food, Hawaiian food, BBQ, Greek gyros, Philly cheese steaks, Chinese food, pizza, corn dogs, or Navajo tacos.
Brad Barto of Plain City said he has attended Peach Days for the past 10 years and his favorite food booth is Papa Murphy's Pizza because the pizza was ready to eat and the line was short. "It's the easiest. There's a lot of people here."
In addition to culinary delights, the Peach Days festival featured an amusement park with almost 20 rides and a variety of carnival games, various arts and crafts booths, two stages with live music, and a small laser tag arena.
Kyle Coffey, owner of Extreme Laser Wars in Ogden, said this was his first time attending Peach Days on business because he founded Extreme Laser Wars, a mobile laser tag arena that caters to birthday parties, family reunions, fundraisers and corporate events, two months ago. Coffey decided to bring his business to Peach Days because of the large crowds the event draws year after year.
"I know there's always tons of people here; always tons of people, never fails," Coffey said.
Nancy Davis of Perry said she was enjoying the crowd, too. Davis makes homemade jams and pickles with her husband and grandchildren which she has sold at Peach Days for the past two years. Davis said business was good at the event this year and she had many repeat customers from last year.
When asked what her best-selling item was, Davis said, "The peach jam, of course."
Davis added that her jalapeno jam and hot pickles were also hot sellers.
But for Davis, the best part of Peach Days is the sense of community that surrounds the event. "I love visiting with people, and it's fun to people watch here."