Middletown Peach FestivalThe rain or shine Peach Festival in Middletown, Delaware can now officially claim its place on the list of long-running New Castle County festivals! The 2014 Peach Festival will take place on Saturday, August 16th.

This delightful extravaganza is an ode to a refreshing fuzzy fruit and the perfect excuse to spend a whole day under the summer sun. The festival itself is somewhat interactive' attendees can watch or participate in a parade, a car show, a peach pie contest and much more. Local artists will be dropping in sporadically and music will flow out over the streets for all to enjoy. The 2013 Middletown Peach Festival boasted an attendance of upwards from 30,000 people.

If you're an artist, it is also an excellent place to get discovered by the 2014 peach-loving audience. Whether you're a diehard Delawarean or you're traveling in from out of town, attending the Middletown Peach Festival is a great way to stay in the summer groove.

How to Get to the Middletown Peach Festival

Peach FestivalThis year's festival will be taking place between Main Street and N. Cass St. and both streets will be closed off to accommodate the event. The Middletown peach parade is scheduled to commence promptly at 9 AM heading down Broad Street where festival goers can rifle through craft booths and historical exhibits.

If you're heading in from up north, take 95 S. to exit 1A, merging onto DE-896 S. Approximately 10 miles after merging you will cross over S. Summit Bridge Rd. making a slight left onto North Broad Street. If you're making your way from Maryland or even further south, take I-95 North to DE-896 S. in New Castle County and continue on DE-896 S. until you've crossed South Summit Bridge Road where you will make a slight left onto North Broad Street.

Bear in mind the fact that many of the streets within close vicinity of the festival will be shut down for the parade. Early arrival could help you to save time when parking on a side street.

Notable Mentions

While the parade and, of course, the peaches are the central attractions of this festival, other notable mentions include:

  • The Car Show
  • The Crafting
  • Food
  • Recreational Games
  • Live Music
  • Historical and Art Exhibits

Vending space is still available and parade entry forms are still being accepted. No matter how you choose to participate, you're guaranteed to have a grand time at the 21st annual Middletown Peach Festival.

About the Author: Cynthia Griffith (the great, great, granddaughter of James Fennimore Cooper, author of Last of the Mohicans) got her start in the freelance world as a songwriter and today is an avid blogger for LuxiaSuites and other local Wilmington businesses. She enjoys blogging about events, shops and restaurants in her community and proudly supports all local nonprofit organizations. Follow her on Google+ for the local scoop on Wilmington and surrounding areas.