Peach Festivals South Carolina Peach Festivals in 2019: Where, When and More to Find a Peach Festival Near You!

Looking for a peach festival in South Carolina in 2019? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the peach festivals in South Carolina we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more peach festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Peach Festivals in South Carolina in 2019: Where, When and More to Find a Peach Festival Near You!

 South Carolina

Peaches typically ripen from May (in northern Florida and Texas) through June, July and August in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England. July dominates as the month for peach production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, peaches are grown commercially in half as many states.

There are two general types of peach festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Peach festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making peach jam, freezing peaches, peach pies and much more.

Community Peach Festivals

  • South Carolina Peach Festival (Gaffney) - July
    Gaffney, South Carolina.  Events including a truck and tractor pull, concerts, entertainment, games, food, arts/craft shows, talent competitions, and a peach parade. The South Carolina Peach Festival has something for everyone. The South Carolina Peach Festival has been held annually in July because that's the peak season for local peach production. This year's events include Peach Beach, a peach dessert contest, a downtown Family Fun Fest, road races, a golf tournament, basketball competitions and a barbecue cookoff.
  • Johnston Annual Peach Blossom Festival - early May (in 2019, May 4th)  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Downtown, Johnston, SC.  The Peach Blossom Festival is Johnston's premier event. The 36th annual festival will take place on Saturday, in early May.  The festival offers Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors, a Parade, Rides and Games and a Beauty Pageant.
  • Knotts Island Peach Festival - Late June weekend
    151 South End Road, Knotts Island, NC 27950. Directions: please use in GPS. Food, crafts, music, carnival rides, etc.
  • Lexington County Peach Festival - Fourth of July, every year
    Gilbert, SC. A typical Peach Festival day begins at 9:00 AM with the judging of the Peachy Fruit Contest in the Gilbert Primary School Cafetorium. There you will find peach dishes of all kinds being judged. There is a peach auction and recognition of the oldest and youngest in attendance. One of the main attractions is the ever-popular parade which winds through the main streets of Gilbert beginning at 9:30 AM. There are usually over 125 units in the Peach Festival Parade. During the day numerous groups, bands, dance schools, and vocalists entertain on various outdoor stages in the beautiful, shady Gilbert Community Park. Hundreds of arts and crafts exhibitors are on hand to sell crafts -- many with "peachy" themes. There are plenty of peachy treats available such as peach ice cream, peach tea, peach delight, peach sundaes, peach cobbler, peach zip, peach slush, and fresh sliced peaches. The evening Peach Queen Contest is a popular event. The Peach Festival day winds down with the street dance and a wonderful display of fireworks. Click here for directions to Gilbert
  • Ridge Peach Festival - Saturday in mid June, 9am to 4 pm to See their website for this year's dates and times
    Trenton Town Park, Trenton, SC. Peaches, Fun, Hometown Crafts, Parades, Vendors, Delicious Homemade preserves and jellies...They all add up to one of the Best Festivals in the South, the Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, SC.

Farm Peach Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own peach festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). They usually have PYO strawberries then, too.  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • McLeod Farms - See their website for this year's date
    29247 Hwy 151 South, McBee, SC 29101. Phone: 843-335-8335. Fax: 843-335-8873. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Coming from Columbia, SC take I-20 East, Exit 98 toward Camden. From Camden take US #1 North. Take a right on Hwy 151 (South) in McBee. Our Roadside Market is 4.5 miles on the left-hand side of the road. Coming from Charlotte, NC take 74 South. In Monroe take 601 South which turns into 151 South in South Carolina. Our Roadside Market is 4.5 miles south of McBee on Hwy 151 on left-hand side of the road. Coming from Myrtle Beach, SC take 501 North in Florence turn right on Hwy. 52 toward Darlington. In Darlington, take Hwy. 151 North. Our Roadside Market is 10 miles north of Hartsville on Hwy. 151 located on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in April through November. Open: Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm Friday to Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm Strawberries - Harvest Late April thru Early June; Blackberries - Harvest June; Peaches - Harvest Early June - Late August; Strawberry Festival in May of each year; Peach Festival in July of each year. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Also have online store to order fresh peaches and other products. blackberries, pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides

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