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Festival News

Press releases and updates from the Lexington County Peach Festival.

Peach Queens present Governor Nikki Haley with Lexington County peaches

Peach Festival

The 2014 Lexington County Peach Queens have completed one of their final honors as they presented Governor Nikki Haley with Lexington County peaches.  Lexington County Peach Queen Kaylee Cuthbertson was joined by Miss Young Peach Tessa Arquette, Miss Little Peach Sarah Adkins, and Miss Wee Peach Bailey Rowe as they visited the Governor at the South Carolina State House on June 16.

2014 Peach Queens present peaches to Governor Nikki Haley; left to right:  Tessa Arquette, Governor Haley, Bailey Rowe, Sarah Adkins, and Kaylee Cuthbertson.

Plans are finalizing for the 57th Lexington County Peach Festival on July 4th.   A full day of fun will be offered, celebrating America’s birthday with a variety of peach desserts and peach drinks.   Arts and crafts, children’s rides, and great foods will be available for varying fees in the Gilbert Community Park on Rikard Circle. A parade, three stages of entertainment, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, a car show, a volleyball tournament, and a fireworks show will be available without charge.  Local radio personality, Rob Sanders, will be reading the Declaration of Independence at noon.   The parade begins at 9:30 a.m., and the fireworks show begins at 10:00 p.m.   Entertainment ends at 11 p.m.

2015 Peach Queens will be crowned June 27.  All pageants will be held in the Gilbert Primary School cafetorium.   Pageants include Baby Division at 10 a.m., Junior Division at 2 p.m., and the Miss Lexington County Peach Queen pageant at 7 p.m.  

The Festival’s Presenting Peach sponsor is Lexington Medical Center, and the Platinum Peach sponsors are Michelin, Comporium, and US Foods.