Davidsonville’s Peach Festival is This Saturday

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church women have been busy at work these past several weeks preparing for the church’s annual Peach Festival scheduled for this Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Peach Festival 5

Dot Wood, who has worked the festival for 20 years, said that in all, some 20 women will peel nearly 100 half bushels of peaches, can 500 jars of jam and bake approximately 25 pans of peach cobbler and 285 peach pies for the festival.

We caught the ladies in action as they prepared the peach jam. Take a look at the photos:


Wood said tickets are required to purchase a peach pie and there is a one pie per customer limit. Tickets are distributed starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the festival. Wood advised to head over to the church early as they typically sell out of pies within an hour.

“People die for these homemade peach pies. We could make a 1,000 and still sell out of them,” said Wood.

The peach pies are $13.  Other items available for sale include peach smoothies, peaches and ice cream, and peaches by the bag or basket.

The “Tongues of Fire” BBQ Ministry Team will also be selling smoked and slow cooked pulled pork and chicken, beef brisket, and pit-cooked chicken at the festival.  The United Methodist men will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage and beverages.

The Big Band Calenté will perform from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. and the Chesapeake Pickers from 12:30-2:00p.m. There will also be vendors selling a variety of crafts and goods.

The Davidsonville United Methodist Church is located at 819 West Central Avenue. For additional information visit www.dumc.net.

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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.

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