56th Lexington County Peach Festival   Leave a comment

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.



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.


Posted July 3, 2014 by Chip Jefferson in Uncategorized

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