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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Berlin Peach Festival Returns August 2

Summertime means fresh peaches, especially in small towns like Berlin where peaches are abundant and steeped in the town’s history. In honor of all things peach, the Town of Berlin will celebrate the 6th Annual Berlin Peach Festival on August 2. Loved by locals up and down the Eastern Shore, it’s a tasty local event that all of us look forward to. Berlin has such a colorful history and the peach festival serves as a reminder of where America’s Coolest Small Town truly comes from… (And gives us an excuse to eat copious amounts of peach pie, #noshame).

Each year during the first weekend of August, locals and tourists flock to the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum and Main Street to celebrate Berlin’s heritage. According to Taylor House Museum curator Susan Taylor, the idea for the event was born as they were tossing around ideas for events to host at the Taylor House Museum. After discovering some old Harrison Nursery pamphlets, they discovered that annual peach festivals were once quite popular in the area. This year the festival is scheduled for August 2nd from 11AM to 4PM with a rain date of August 3rd. The Taylor House Museum is proud to announce that they will have over 33 vendors this year with 19 of them selling crafts, 8 of them offering foods and baked goods, and 6 demonstration vendors, which will add a different “DIY” aspect to the festival this year.



Anonymous said...

Salisbury had a strawberry festival.

But it got rid of that, and the strawberries.

Salisbury never celebrated or held on to its history like the smarter little places around here. It was just too cool and modern to be bothered with such "backward" things.

Now it's just a Big Box hell that looks like all the other ones across the country.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

To my knowledge there are NO peach orchards anywhere near Berlin like the old Harrison orchards. There's Bennett orchard in Frankford De, but that's all that I'm aware of? Anyone know of more around here?

Anonymous said...

Georgia has a lot. Truck them up and put a label on them!

Anonymous said...

Who cares. It's lots of fun and the peach desserts and ice crème are just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

There used to be peach orchards in Salisbury.