The deadline to register for the 58th annual Peach Blossom is Feb. 10. The festival will be hosted by Fresno State March 10 and 11.

About 6,000 youth participants from across the Central Valley — from Livingston to Delano — are expected to attend.

The festival, presented by Fresno State’s Department of Communication, is designed to help young people realize the importance of reading literature aloud as well as to teach them about interpretation, performance and being an audience member.

The event also provides participants the opportunity to experience University life on campus. Festival coordinator Marcie Lierly engages college students as committee members to coordinate the event.

Schools and individuals can register online.

For more information, visit or call 559.278.4419.