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Life's a peach this weekend

Festival kicks off in Leitersburg

Festival kicks off in Leitersburg

August 10, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

LEITERSBURG - There's no official head count at the Leitersburg Peach Festival, but more than 1,000 pies are sold and more 300 gallons of ice cream are dipped in peaches each year, organizers said.

That's a lot of peaches and ice cream.

The 27th Leitersburg Peach Festival on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, will have, among other things, plenty of peaches - be they baked in pies or on sale in a bushel basket.

A favorite is the peach pie contest, which draws 12 to 20 entrants per year, organizer Ray Johns said. The contest entry deadline is noon Saturday. An antique tractor contest also is scheduled. Winners of each contest will be announced after the festival, Johns said.

For those less enthused about peaches, there are other dining options (think funnel cakes, snow cones and beef barbecue sandwiches). The festival features craft vendors, a petting zoo and barrel train rides for children. There will also be a quilt raffle, Johns said.

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WHAT: 27th annual Leitersburg Peach Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, andnoon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13

WHERE: Leitersburg Ruritan Park, Leitersburg. From Hagers-town, take Md. 60 north about six miles to Leitersburg. Free parking will be available near the park.

COST: Free admission and parking

MORE: For more information, call Ray Johns, 301-797-4419.

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