2016 Vendor Registration
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Scheduled Events for the 2016
Welcome to the Lexington County Peach Festival! This year's festival will be held on July 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Gilbert Community Park on Rikard Circle in Gilbert, SC.
9:00 a.m. - JUDGING OF THE
PEACH RECIPE CONTEST
Gilbert Primary School Cafetorium
9:00 a.m. - ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
Lasting until approximately 2:00 p.m., Gilbert Middle School
9:00 a.m. - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Lasting until 11:00 p.m., Gilbert Community Park
11:00 a.m. - MORNING PROGRAM, Gilbert Primary School Cafetorium
The Morning Program is free and open all festival guests.
- Recognition of Oldest and Youngest
- Presentation of Peachy Contest Awards // US Foods
- Awarding of Parade Trophies
11:00 a.m. - LUNCH IN THE PARK
Served until 2:00 p.m. // BBQ Pork and Chicken plates
- Other food and drink items will be served all day until 11:00 p.m. // hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach sundaes, peach slush, peach tea, peach berry splits and peach delights.
12:00 p.m. - Reading of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Rob Sanders, iHeartMedia
About the Festival
In our 58th year, the Town of Gilbert will host the Lexington County Peach Festival. It is recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the southeast United States. Summer after summer in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the community was alive with the harvesting, packing, and shipping of peaches. Today, while we find only a few peach farms still in operation, the peach remains (in our minds) the Queen of all Fruits and worthy of honor in our small town.
The Lexington County Peach Festival is held every year on July 4th (or July 3rd if the 4th is on a Sunday) in Gilbert, SC at the Gilbert Community Park. This year's festival will be held on Monday July 4th, 2016. Festivities kick off every year with the parade at 9:30 am and stretch into the night until 10:00 pm when we bring the day to a close with a dazzling display of fireworks. We hope you plan to spend July 4th with us as you enjoy live entertainment, the peachy and patriotic parade, over 100 Art & Craft Exhibits, antique car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, tractor show, children’s rides, and many food items specializing in “Peachy” delights! A student Peachy Art Contest held in May and the Peach Pageants scheduled for June are also held in conjunction with the Peach Festival.
Peach Festival News
Sponsors & Supporters of the
2015 Peach Festival
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home
Jim Hudson Cars of Lexington
Town of Gilbert
Town of Summit
BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.
Columbia Farms of Georgia
First Community Bank
Frank’s Car Wash
Heritage Landscape Services
James R. Sease Farms
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative
Oswald Wholesale Lumber
O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar
South Carolina Pole and Piling
South State Bank
Superior Automotive Service
Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
DBA Quick Serve
E.D.’S Paint and Decorating, Inc.
Lexington County Farm Bureau
Senator Katrina F. Shealy,
Robbie Karst Photography
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Sponsors of the 2016 Festival
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LOST AND FOUND: a set of keys have been found during festival clean up. Please direct message us with identifying features of the key ring.