Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. Lexington County Peach Festival.

Check out the Lexington County Peach Festival on Facebook!


Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors!



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.


The 56th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival will be held on Friday, July 4th!

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

2014 Peach Queens Crowned

June 30, 2014


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.


The 2014 Peach Queen's Court includes first runner-up, Sarah Elizabeth Atkerson, daughter of Dale and Belinda Atkerson of West Columbia; and second runner-up, Meera Bhonsle`, daughter of Rutu and Nicole Bhonsle` of Lexington.


A special tradition for reigning Peach Queens is to present peaches to the Governor each June.  The 2013 Peach Queens presented peaches to Governor Nikki Haley on June 26.   The queens making the presentation were Miss Wee Peach Sarah-Katherine Nicole Cantrell, Miss Little Peach Gracie Bowers, Miss Young Peach Madelyn Monroe Bacon, Miss Teen Peach Cadie Brooke Hall, and Miss Lexington County Peach Queen Micaela Rae Campbell.  


Miriam Matthews and Kathy Hoffman served once again as co-chairs of the Lexington County Peach Festival Pageant Committee. All pageant contestants must be residents of Lexington County.  This year’s pageant competitions were held at Gilbert Primary School on June 28.  More information about the Festival is available at web site: