Saturday’s Davidsonville Peach Festival Oughtta Be Just… Peachy
Davidsonville United Methodist Church will host its yearly celebration of all things peach—known as the Peach Festival—this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is bushels of fun, featuring everything from pies, cobblers, smoothies and preserves to fresh juicy peaches served over ice cream.
Each year the best bakers in the congregation get together to make pies that they sell during the festival. They make hundreds of pies along an assembly line. The recipe is pretty simple, make a crust, cut up the peaches, add some seasonings and put the pie in the oven.
The result is peachy goodness.
Demand for these pies is hot. If past years are predictors of the future, they will sell out the morning of the festival.
Because of the popularity of the peach pies, tickets are required. There is a limit of two pies per customer. In order to get tickets, you will need to be in line at the time the sale starts (10 a.m.) on the day of the festival to get your ticket. The line will likely start earlier than 10 a.m. but it isn’t like a Harry Potter premiere. As far as we know, nobody has ever camped overnight to be first in line for a peach pie.
The pies cost $13 a piece.
Also at the festival, the “Tongues of Fire” BBQ ministry team will sell its delicious smoked and slow cooked pulled pork and chicken, beef brisket, and pit-cooked chicken. The United Methodist Men will also be there to sell hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages along with cold beverages.
A variety of vendors and crafters will be on-hand with booths set up in the church parking lot.
The church is located in the heart of Davidsonville at 819 W. Central Avenue. All proceeds benefit the church’s mission ministries.
Please drive carefully in that area tomorrow morning. When the parking lot at Davidsonville UMC gets full, many families with children park along 214 and walk to the festival.