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Minimum of $5,000



Minimum of $3,000



Minimum of $1,000


Caughman Harman Funeral Homes

Jim Hudson Cars of Lexington

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative


Town of Gilbert

 Town of Summit



Minimum of $500



AVTEC - Gilbert


BlueCross BlueShield of SC

Blue Bell Creameries

Brandi Companies

Carla & Luther Kneece

Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.

First Community Bank

Frank’s Car Wash

Heritage Landscape Services, Inc.

James R. Sease Farms, Inc.

McLeod Farms, McBee

Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Inc.

O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar


South Carolina Pole and Piling

South State Bank

Superior Automotive Service

Wal-Mart, Batesburg-Leesville

Wal-Mart Super Center, Lexington

Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.


Minimum of $300


DBA Quick Serve

E.D.’S Paint and Decorating, Inc.

Gilbert/Summit IGA

Columbia Farms of Georgia

Lexington County Farm Bureau

Robbie Karst Photography

Senator Katrina F. Shealy, District 23

SUBWAY of Gilbert




The 56th Festival: Things to Know

The 56th Lexington County Peach Festival will be held July 4, 2014 in Gilbert, SC. The festival takes place in the Gilbert Community Park located on Rikard Circle behind Gilbert United Methodist Church and between Gilbert Primary and Gilbert Middle Schools.





Festival Overview


For 56 years, the Town of Gilbert has hosted the Lexington County Peach Festival, and 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. 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 in Gilbert as you enjoy the live entertainment, parade, over 100 Art & Craft Exhibits, an antique car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, a tractor show, children’s rides, and numerous food items specializing in “Peachy” delights!  A student Peachy Art Contest held in May at the various schools and the various divisions of the Peach Pageants scheduled for June 28 are events also held in conjunction with the Peach Festival.

We thank WIS News 10 for their continued support over the years.



For Information regarding Donations to the Gilbert Community Park Foundation, click here!

2014 Peach Festival Winners

July 13, 2014


Enjoying the day's activities on July 4th may make everyone seem a winner. The Peach Queens were crowned on June 28th; however, additional winners were recognized at  the 11 a.m. program on July 4th.  Among those were the oldest and youngest in attendance at the 56th Lexington County Peach Festival.   Receiving the award as the oldest person in attendance for the second year in a row was this year's grand marshal, George Oswald of Gilbert.  In his 90s, Mr. Oswald, a World War II army veteran, served at Normandy.   Ryles Ava Stidham, ten-day old daughter of Eric and Starla Stidham of Lexington, was recognized as the youngest person in attendance.  Three years ago, Dani Rayne Stidham, Ryles' sister, also received the youngest person in attendance award.


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