Peach Blossom History
The Peach Blossom Festival was started over 60 years ago as a joint effort between the Speech Communication and Theater Arts Departments at Fresno State. The festival was created to help emphasize on youth the importance of reading literature aloud, to teach them about interpretation, performance, how to be an audience member, and to give them an opportunity to visit a university campus. Since conception, the festival has grown tremendously and has attracted schools from as far north as Livingston to as far south as Delano.
Peach Blossom Today
Today, the Festival is primarily run by students of the Communication department. However, there are students from all walks of campus life that not only make Peach Blossom possible but also an amazing experience for the stars of the Festival: our valley children. Those who choose to be on the planning committee for the Peach Blossom Festival are typically students who want to make a positive impact in the community, have a special place in their hearts for children, and/or are aspiring to become teachers for future generations.