Peach Festival kicks off in Penticton with return of Peach Bin races – Penticton News

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Fishing box races are back

Main Street was the site to kick off the 75th Annual Penticton Peach Festival with the annual Peach Bin races.

Six team bins were painted, with races marked up and ready to race.

The Penticton Fire Department, Penticton Kia, Greyback Construction, Brain Injury Society, Nature’s Fare Markets and the Canadian Forces Skyhawks all participated.

The Skyhawks took part in the annual event after performing tandem jumps this morning and taking part in an airport meet.

The event was full of excitement, with the Nature’s Fare team even losing a wheel mid-race but still carrying on.

The championship title went once again to Greyback Construction, which has been at the top for several consecutive years.

The Skyhawks will be back in their natural element later today, making their jump at 5 p.m.

The Snowbirds announced Tuesday that they will no longer perform in Penticton after one of the team’s planes crashed during takeoff in Fort St. John.

They also did not participate in the Peach Bin races and will not participate in the afternoon autograph session.

More information on Fishing Festival events can be found here.

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