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Middletown Transcript
  • Peaches, peaches and more peaches will flood Middletown Saturday

  • The 19th annual Old-Tyme Peach Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with its parade on Broad Street and continue throughout the day with food, fun, and of course, lots and lots of peachy treats.


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  • It will be peaches galore in Middletown this Saturday.
    The 19th annual Old-Tyme Peach Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with its parade on Broad Street and continue throughout the day with food, fun, and of course, lots and lots of peachy treats.
    Last year, about 27,000 people packed themselves into downtown Middletown and this year should be no different.
    There will also be children’s activities, a local artist exhibit, historical exhibits, crafts, music, games and a peach pie contest.
    If you have never been and need convincing on why to go, here are some reasons to attend the 19th annual event sponsored by the Middletown Historical Society:
    • The Parade – At 9 a.m. the Middletown Police Department and its Honor Guard will lead the way from Everett Meredith Middle School towards Broad and Main Streets with dignitaries, floats and many, many other exciting acts. The judges stand will be located at the four corners (the intersection of Broad and Main) where performances will be held. Delaware radio station 94.7 WDSD will MC the parade, which will include the Delaware National Guard Band, the Appoquinimink High School Band and the Middletown High School Band. And for all of you car fans, there will be a string of antique cars rolling down the street as well!
    • The food – If you’re hungry, there will be more than just peaches to eat. Plenty more. Twenty commercial food vendors will set up, as well as 10 non-profit club vendors. The vendors will be able to be found in the Middletown Town hall parking lot, the Forest Church parking lot and along North Broad Street near the Old Academy Building. Got a craving? There will be pizza, water ice, soft pretzels, hot dogs and hamburgers, funnel cakes, French fries, fish fry, Chinese food, seafood and BBQ. Oh, and there will be peaches too!
    • Kid-friendly fun – Got the kids with you? Don’t worry; there will be plenty for them to do. Connection Church on West Green Street will have a puppet show at noon, a bird show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a DJ, live music, an inflatable obstacle course and crafts. That’s not all though. The Middletown Historical Society Museum will have their children’s “please touch” room featuring old-fashioned toys and lots more. Children activities will also be held at the Volunteer Hose Company Fire Hall will kids will be able to see all of the cool firefighter gear.
    • Live entertainment – There will be plenty of live entertainment Saturday for Peach-Fest goers to enjoy. The acts sponsored by Grace Presbyterian Church include Bible Bill, The Lort Family Singers, Mystery Musicians, the Premier Center for the Arts and “Fret Not,” an acoustic guitar act.
    • PEACHES! – Yes, there will be peaches. Peach pie, peach ice cream, chocolate covered peaches, plain-old peaches and many, many more variations of the delicious fruit. The MOT Jean Birch Senior Center will also be selling home made peach pies, mini pies and peach cobblers.

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