The 20th annual Olde Tyme Peach Festival will be held in Middletown on Saturday, Aug. 17 featuring a parade, food, refreshments, demonstrations, displays, vendors, and entertainment with singers, dancers, bands, and theater groups.
The 20th annual Olde Tyme Peach Festival will be held in Middletown on Saturday, Aug. 17. Here are some of the highlights. For a full schedule, see the Peach Festival booklet in the Aug. 16 Middletown Transcript newspaper available at stores throughout the MOT area.
PARADE STARTS AT 9 A.M.
The Grand Marshal of this year's Peach Festival parade is Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard.
The parade will step off promptly at 9 a.m. from Everett Meredith Middle School, heading north on Broad Street. The Middletown Police and their Honor Guard will lead the parade, followed by local dignitaries and Little Miss Peach. Paige Vascik will sing the National Anthem as the Honor Guard reaches the judging area at the corner of Main and Broad streets.
At the Broad Street reviewing stand, 94.7 WDSD will once again emcee the parade. Judges there will rate participants for trophies to be awarded in six categories.
Groups that perform are limited to two minutes per presentation. The parade will then turn east on Main Street. At Catherine Street, the route turns south, ending at Silver Lake Elementary School.
The entries in the parade will include the Delaware National Guard Band, Appoquinimink High School Band and Middletown High School Band. There will also be antique cars, trucks, fire trucks, Victorian outfits, horses and many surprises.
Cochran Square, corner of Broad and Main streets
Sponsored by the Delaware Lottery
10 – 10:30 a.m.: DJ Paul Lewis
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Missy Grynkiewicz
10:45 – 11:05 a.m.: Stone's Throw Band
11:10 – 11:40 a.m.: Alyssa Lee Lewis
11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.: Crossing Oceans
12:05 – 12:15 p.m.: DJ Paul Lewis
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.: The Tribe Dance Group
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.: 3 Sheets
1:20 – 1:45 p.m.: Everett Theatre Ensemble
1:45 – 2:05 p.m.: Premier Centre for the Arts
2:10 – 2:15 p.m.: Summer Rickards
2:20 – 2:40 p.m.: PL's Cool Cats
2:40 – 3 p.m.: DJ Paul Lewis
3 – 4 p.m.: Y-Not?!
Everett Theatre, Main Street
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.: Jazzercise & Jr. Jazz
10:55 – 11:15 a.m.: Dance Unlimited
11:20 – 11:40 a.m.: Jhankaar Bollywood Dance
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Everett Theatre Ensemble
12:05 – 12:25 p.m.: Delaware Drum & Dance
12:25 – 12:55 p.m.: Diamond State Chorus
1 – 1:20 p.m.: The Tribe Dance Group
1:30 – 2 p.m.: God's Power and Light Co.
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Swing City Band
Gibby Center for the Arts, Main Street
10:45 – 11:05 a.m.: Jhankaar Bollywood Dance
11:15 – 11:35 a.m.: Delaware Drum & Dance
Premier Centre of the Arts, Anderson Street
10 – 10:30 a.m.: DJ
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: "Seussical"
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: "FAME"
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Movin' Right Along
1 – 1:30 p.m.: "Mary Poppins"
1:30 – 2 p.m.: "Little Mermaid"
2 – 2:30 p.m.: Summer Arts 2013 Camp Review
2:30 – 4 p.m.: PCA Students
Entertainment & Food Court
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Moment of Truth
12 – 1 p.m.: 3 Day Weekend
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: Stone's Throw Band
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Milo
WMOT 7 TV is the title sponsor of the 20th Annual Olde Tyme Peach Festival's entertainment lineup.
FOOD & REFRESHMENTS
For hungry festival-goers, there will be plenty of food options available throughout the festival area.
There will be 20 commercial food vendors, and 10 non-profit local club vendors at the festival. Most for-profit vendors will be located in the Middletown Town Hall parking lot. The non-profit vendors will be located in the Forest Church parking lot. There will also be snack food vendors sprinkled throughout the festival areas, including behind Middletown Hardware on Pennington Street.
Food sold will include pizza, water ice, soft pretzels, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, French fries, a fish fry, Chinese food, sea food and BBQ.
The Middletown Historical Society will have fresh peaches for sale at its booth on Cochran Square.
The MOT Senior Center will sell whole peach pies, miniature peach pies and cobblers, as well as a variety of other foods. The senior center will also have food for sale throughout the day, including barbecue, hot dogs, chips, peach ice cream and, of course, slices of peach pie.
They will also have whole pies and sit-down pie slices at the Academy Building (call to (302) 378-4758 to confirm availability.)