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.