Annual Leitersburg festival promises to be just peachy

August 05, 1997

LEITERSBURG - Leitersburg Ruritan Club will sponsor the 18th annual peach festival Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m.

The festival will be on the grounds of the former Leitersburg schoolhouse, now Leitersburg Community Park, behind the fire hall, six miles north of Hagerstown.

Women of the grange have made a quilt to be raffled off Sunday at the close of the festival. For tickets, call 301-733-4471. Tickets also will be available at the festival. There also will be a raffle featuring items donated by several of the craftspersons.

The festival will feature an arts and crafts show with more than 60 craftspersons giving demonstrations and selling their homemade crafts. Peach festival T-shirts will be sold both days. A Civil War encampment will take up residence in the wooded area of the park.


There will be an exhibit of Leitersburg history at Leitersburg Fire Hall. Those who wish to display items or photographs should contact Dot Smith at 301-733-8107.

Admission is free.


Saturday - Thunders Road, country rock and classic rock

Sunday - Ray Owens and Jay Smar, bluegrass, country and folk music

There will be pony rides and a petting zoo for children.


Homemade peach pies, peach ice cream, peach shortcake, peach tea, roast beef, country ham, pork barbecue, Italian sausage sandwiches, french fries, hot dogs and funnel cakes.

Several local orchardists will sell tree-ripened peaches and other fruits, as well as jellies and jams.

Peach pie contest

The homemade peach pie contest will be Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ruritan Park. Pies must be submitted by 11 a.m. Contest results will be announced at noon, with ribbons and cash prizes awarded to the winners. An auction of the winning pies will follow.

There will be two categories of pies - open-faced and closed.

The contest is sponsored by Leitersburg Grange No. 361. For information, call 301-733-4471.

For information

  • Kenny Mongan, 301-797-6386
  • Pete Cowan, 301-790-0478
  • Lee Finfrock, 301-824-3606
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