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Press releases and updates from the Lexington County Peach Festival.
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We’re excited to announce that the Lexington County Peach Festival was named Lexington’s Best Event!Read More
Including, 2018 Miss Lexington County Peach Queen Cicely Deatrice Wise.Read More
The 2017 Lexington County Peach Queen and photogenic winner was Ryann Delaney Cranshaw, daughter of Brad and Cindy Cranshaw of Lexington.Read More
Become an Art & Craft Vendor for the 2018 Lexington County Peach Festival! Download the application today!Read More
Twenty-four scholarships were awarded this year. All recipients had been required to give at least three years of volunteer service with the Gilbert Community Club.Read More
1st Place - Clyde Sanders
Peach Taco Salad
2nd Place - Sonja Lumpkin
Baked Pork Chops with Peach Sauce
Coastal Carolina players Mike Morrison and Connor Owings are returning to their home town of Gilbert to take part in the parade and sign autographs afterward at the event’s welcome center, festival spokeswoman Robin McCartha said Friday.Read More
The reigning Lexington County Peach Queen, Lindsey Morgan Roof, will crown her successor on Saturday, July 2. Contestants vying for the title of 2016 Lexington County Peach Queen met with Lindsey and Pageant Chairs, Miriam Matthews and Kathy Hoffman at a tea on June 25. Vying for the title of this year’s Peach Queen are Meagan Lynn Bostic, Catherine Hood Kirkland, Lexie deMoya, and Karoline Rose Kitchings.Read More
1st Place - Denise Birt
Peachy White Chocolate Delight
2nd Place - Clyde Sanders
Peach Mousse Baskets
We are very excited to announce the new Miss Lexington County Peach Queen, Lindsey Morgan Roof. Miss Roof was crowned on June 27th, 2015.
The Queen's court was also crowned in various divisions and age groups. View all division winners on our pageant page. Formal announcement to follow.
What started in 1959 as a Fourth of July community political “stump meeting” hosted by the Gilbert Community Club is now known as one of the largest festivals in South Carolina, bringing an estimated 35,000 people to the Lexington County town of Gilbert each year.
“It was started by a group of ladies who had the idea to have politicians come and meet with community members,” said Robin McCartha, publicity co-chair of the Peach Festival. “They quickly realized they could turn it into a community fundraiser by selling some drinks and cakes, and because we have a lot of peaches in Lexington County, they decided to make the desserts with peaches as a way to kind of honor the peach. I doubt they had any idea it would go on or grow as it has.”Read More
The reigning Lexington County Peach Queen, Kaylee Cuthbertson, will crown her successor on Saturday, June 27. Contestants vying for the title of 2015 Lexington County Peach Queen met with Kaylee and Pageant Chairs, Miriam Matthews and Kathy Hoffman at a tea on June 20. Vying for the title of this year’s Peach Queen are Jamie Vaughn, Lindsey Roof, Cat Corey, and Meera Rutuparna Bhonsle’.Read More
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.Read More
On July 4th, this year’s grand marshal for the 57th Lexington County Peach Festival parade will be South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson. Wilson will also be the Festival’s 11 a.m. program speaker in the Gilbert Primary School cafetorium.Read More
Vendor applications and vendor guidelines are now available online for Arts & Crafts vendors at this year’s 57th Lexington County Peach Festival on July 4th.Read More
Enjoying the day's activities on July 4th may make everyone seem a winner. But there are a few who rose to the occasion and made people take notice. From the crowning of the Peach Queens, to the oldest and youngest in attendance, and from the parade awards to the winners of the Peach Recipe Contest, we're proud to honor those who took the prize.Read More
1st place - Wendy Blair
Not Your Mama Peach Cake
2nd Place - Geraldine Knowles
Peach and Blueberry Tart
Kaylee Michelle Cuthbertson, daughter of Steve and Shelly Cuthbertson of Lexington, was crowned the 2014 Miss Lexington County Peach Queen and photogenic winner on June 28. Kaylee is a former Miss Young Peach, Miss Teen Peach, and the first Miss River Bluff High School.Read More
Pageants for this year's Lexington County Peach Festival were held on June 28 at Gilbert Primary School cafetorium. Junior Division competition included Miss Wee Peach, ages 5 to 6 years; Miss Little Peach, ages 7 to 9 years; Miss Petite Peach, ages 10 to 12 Years; Miss Young Peach, ages 13 to 14 years; and Miss Teen Peach, ages 15 to 16 years.Read More