The Lexington County Peach Festival celebrated its 55th year on July 4th2013, and we were there. The Festival as always offers a full day of fun with arts and crafts, children’s rides, Peach parade, three stages of entertainment, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, a car show and plenty of great foods. The celebration of America’s birthday at Gilbert Community Park also included a Revolutionary War Re-enactment. The Revolutionary War Re-enactment has cannon firing through the day as well as a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon, that was special. A spectacular fireworks show capped off the day too
We really enjoyed the activities, the shade was plentiful, sitting on the picnic table eating, BBQ, and listening to the great music. We spent the entire day in Gilbert. Lunch got started about 11:00. Food items like BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, with peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach slush, peach parfaits, peach zip, peach berry split, peach sundaes, peach tea, peach delights, fresh peaches, peach any way you can image. Peach cobbler usually sells out early!
We were excited about the Peach Pageant. The young women who represent the festival as its queens often go on to hold state and national pageant titles. It’s a big deal from the, Miss Wee Peach, Miss Little Peach, Miss Petite Peach, Miss Young Peach, Miss Teen Peach to the Miss Lexington County Peach Queen. It was quite the show.
We had a great time and really enjoyed talking to all the folks from the musicians to the antique car owners. it’s a very laid back way to spend the 4th.