members of the Leesville Merchants Association flocked together to hatch the concept of a town festival. It was Sara Shealy, famous throughout the region for eggs-traordinary fried chicken served in her Batesburg-Leesville restaurant, who courageously proposed the
development of a Poultry Festival for the Lexington County community. After
much clucking and crowing, the head rooster called for a vote and the Poultry
Festival was hatched.
What better theme to spotlight the largest agri-business in South Carolina –
a $1 BILLION industry that employs thousands in production, processing,
marketing of eggs, broilers, turkeys, pigeons, quail and spring chickens!
Lexington County; home of Columbia Farms, Saluda County, headquarters
of Amick Farms and Gentry’s Poultry Company, and Aiken County are
among the state’s top broiler producers.
The first festival, staged in 1987 called the Ridge Poultry Festival, attracted over
20,000 visitors to the Twin Cities. In 1989, the event, experiencing growing pains changed its name to the South Carolina Poultry Festival to mirror the stampede of Palmetto State citizens who streamed into the town to partake of food, fun, music, crafts, and fireworks. Festival goers have clucked together through the ensuring eggs-travaganza and have packed the weekend population of Batesburg-Leesville to 100,000 plus!!!
This is a great weekend to bring the kids out and enjoy…more info here
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2014 corn maze is Down on The Farm
September 19th – November 16th
Friday 6 PM – 11 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 11 PM
Sunday 2 PM – 7 PM
Columbus Day – 10 AM – 7 PM Oct. 14th only!!
Flashlight Nights: Flashlight Nights Friday and Saturday. BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHT and explore the maze in the dark.
Tickets are $10.00 per person, groups of 20 or more, see below
2 and under Free!
Last Ticket Sold: One hour before closing.
NOTE: The Corn Maze is not wheelchair accessible.
This Year’s Corn Maze Theme
Down on The Farm!!
We extend a special welcome to you, as you make this part of your fall family tradition.
As you navigate our 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? Maize Quest is a great way for families, scouts, schools, youth groups, and corporate parties to enjoy victory together!
Bring your family for a weekend to remember
We offer Birthday Parties and Evening campfires, and Overnight Camping for groups.
Hayrides just $2 per person!
New for 2014 Cow Barrel Train $2.00 per person and Pedal Karts $2.00 per person.
After ‘Getting Lost’ in the Corn Maze, visit theKiddie Corn Maze, Tire Maze, Tricyle Raceway, Cornsnake, Rubber Duck Races, Sand Pile, “Spookley & His Friends Storybook Maze”, South Carolina’s Original Marshmallow Maze, John Deere combine slide, pumpkin bowling, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and much, much more.
Then visit the Gift Shop and the Snack Shoppe to complete your adventure. Maize Quest is located at The Clinton Sease Farm, and is presented by your friends at The Farmer’s Shed. We are located at 404 Olde Farm Rd, Lexington, SC 29072.
Groups of 20 or more: Contact us for Special Scheduling and Discounts
– Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org by sending the following:
name of group
contact person & phone number
date and time of visit & a rain date
number of people in your group
– Collect all funds and make a single payment
– Ticket price for qualifying groups is $9.00 per person
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.
- Frequently Asked Questions: View these FAQs to learn more about the festival.
- Festival Map: Use this Google Map to help find your way around Gilbert.
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.