The 55th Lexington County Peach Festival will be held July 4th, 2013 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
For 55 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,
we find only a few peach farms still in operation, however 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 should land on a Sunday) in Gilbert, SC at the Gilbert Community Park. Festivities
kick off every year at 8:30 am and stretch into the night until 10:00pm when we bring
the day to a close with a dazzling display of fireworks. The Peach Pageant, Peach
Parade, Live Entertainment, Art Contest, Antique Car Show and many more exciting
events take place in conjunction with the festival.
We thank WIS News 10 for their continued support over the years.
Event Applications for the 2013 Peach Festival are available now!
Peach Festival Pageants and Arts & Crafts Applications
May 7, 2013
The 55th Lexington County Peach Festival will be celebrated on July 4th in the
Gilbert Community Park on Rikard Circle. In addition to a variety of peach food
and drink items and a full day of fun, an annual part of the celebration includes
pageants and arts & crafts.
Applications are available online at www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com for pageant
participation. While this year’s Festival will be Thursday, July 4, all pageants
will be on Saturday, June 29, at Gilbert Primary School. Deadline for submission
of applications is June 12. Contestants must be residents of Lexington County.
For additional information, visit the Festival’s web site or contact Miriam Matthews,
Pageant Chairman at
Vendors who would like to participate in this year’s Festival can find
guidelines and applications online at www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com. Spaces
with electric power are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis; and the deadline
for reserving a space is June 15. No power outlets for air-conditioning are available;
and neither are tables, chairs, and tents provided. Visit the Festival’s web site
for more information or contact the Peach Festival office at 803-892-5207 or Jean
Fallaw, Arts & Crafts Chair, at 803-892-2815.