Frequently Asked Questions
When does the festival take place?
The Festival is always held on July 4th, unless the 4th falls on a Sunday -- then the Festival will be held on Saturday, July 3rd.
Where does the festival take place?
For many, many years, the Peach Festival was held on the grounds of our old Gilbert High School. The festival was later moved to the newly constructed Gilbert Community Park, with the overflow activities taking place in the Gilbert Primary School and on the grounds of the Gilbert Middle School.
The Gilbert Community Park is located at 115 Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SC.
Where should I park?
Handicap Parking is available in the main Gilbert Primary School (520 Main Street) parking lot, with handicap accessible ramp to the Gilbert Community Park. Access to this Parking Lot is Restricted during parade (9:30a-10:30a).
Other non-handicap festival parking is available at Gilbert High School, Gilbert Primary School, and the corner of Rikard Circle and Main Street.
Please bring cash for parking. Parking is $5.00.
How do I get to the festival?
With the festival taking place in the Town of Gilbert, we recommend using Gilbert Primary School as your GPS destination. 520 Main St, Gilbert, SC 29054
Who has benefited from the festival?
This festival is one of the oldest and most successful in our state. Over the years, it has allowed our community club to raise monies for countless community projects, the most significant being the total construction of our Gilbert Community Park. Our park is open to all regardless of race, color, or creed. It is a place of great beauty and quiet contemplation. Families enjoy outings under the picnic shelters. Children play on the playground. Walkers hike the hills and curving paths. On most Easter Sundays, the community churches meet together in the park for the Community Sunrise Service. Each year, hundreds and hundreds of folks visit and enjoy our park. Other projects include donations to our schools, Girl’s State and Boys State, and Festival Scholarships. When a crisis occurs in our community, our club uses its resources to help.
Is there a festival admission fee?
No. There is no admission fee to experience the Lexington County Peach Festival. While parking locations may charge a small parking fee (usually $5), there is no charge to visit the Arts & Crafts Show, live entertainment, car show, and other festival events.
Are dogs (or other pets) permitted at the festival?
No. At times, areas around the park may become congested with heavy foot traffic - we ask that patrons leave their pets at home due to the concern of their safety, as well as the safety and comfort of all festival guests.
What type of food will be available at the festival?
Plated BBQ lunches will be served in the park beginning at 11:00am and will be available until sold out. These plates include BBQ pulled pork and BBQ chicken.
You’ll also find BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders and more throughout the park!
Peach specialities include peach ice cream, home made peach cobbler, peach zip, peach tea, peach almond delights, and fresh peaches.
Do you have to be a Lexington County resident to participate in the Peach Pageants?
Yes. The participant MUST be a legal Lexington County Resident to participate in any division of the Peach Pageants.