Did you know that at one time Spartanburg County alone produced more peaches than the entire state of Georgia? In 1948, South Carolina out-produced California to lead all states in peach production. Spartanburg County, alone had over three million peach trees and more than 240 peach sheds in 1951. Peach trees can still be found all over Spartanburg County and July is the perfect time of the year to get your own basket of sweet, ripe and juicy peaches. To celebrate peach season, Strawberry Hill USA is holding its very own Southern Peach Festival – an entire weekend of down-home Southern fun!
The fun begins on Thursday, July 19th with the Miss Strawberry Hill USA Pageant. On Saturday, July 21st the festivities kick off at 9am. Spend the day on the farm enjoying live music, BBQ, fresh churned ice cream, hot dogs, carnival rides, games and arts and crafts. There will also be a peach eating contest for the peach lovers and a peach bake-off. At 5pm you will be able to unwind and relax to live Gospel music. On Sunday, the fun continues at noon with a car show, more live Gospel music and of course the day wouldn’t be complete without some fresh churned ice cream!
Strawberry Hill USA is located at 3097 Highway 11 West in Chesnee. For more details call 864-461-7225 or visit www.strawberryhillusa.com.