Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Summer festivals for family fun

By Julianne G. Crane
Summer festivals are fun family events including South Carolina’s Lexington County Peach Festival – July 4, 2019.

For six decades, folks of all ages have looked forward to the Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert, SC.

Lexington County Peach Festival Parade (

“Summer after summer in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the community was alive with the harvesting, packing, and shipping of peaches,” according to “Today, we find only a few peach farms still in operation, however the peach remains (in our minds) the Queen of all Fruits, and worthy of honor in our small town” of Gilbert.

Festivities kick off with a parade and conclude with a dazzling firework show at dusk. Spend Independence Day enjoying arts and crafts exhibits, an antique car show, a Revolutionary War re-enactment, and all the peachy food one can dream of.


Grab the entire family and head to the 60th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival — it’s FREE.

If you go:
Gilbert Community Park
110 Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SC 20954
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Vermont’s Franklin County Field Days – Aug. 1-4, 2019

Fun rides for Kids (Franklin County Field Days)

Franklin County Field Days has been hosting fun events for more than 40 years.

Enjoy agriculture, track events, horse shows, amusement rides, a dozen contests, demolition derbies, and a wide range of festival food.

There is something for everyone to love.

If you go:
Franklin County Field Days
Airport Road
Highgate VT 05488

Directions to Franklin County Field Days
Franklin County Field Days it located off I 89, exit 21. Take a right and travel to Airport Road. Take a left onto Airport Road, the fair grounds is on the right.

$10 fee per person, for all ages, every day of the fair. Cash only.

Idaho’s Festival at Sandpoint – Aug. 1-11, 2019

Family Concert at (

Jackson Browne and Kool & the Gang are just two of the big-name acts performing Aug. 1-11 at the Festival at Sandpoint.

The nonprofit festival has been going strong since 1983. There are two full bars and 13 vendors, but people are welcome to bring their own food and beverages from home.

“Grab a lawn chair and park yourself in the field or grab a general admission seat in the grandstand. Either way, you’re in for 11 days of music, food, fun, culture.”

This festival is not just for grown-ups. The Family Concert is musical fun for the young and young at heart on Sunday, Aug. 4. This special event features the Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers.

“Favorite pre-concert activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out various instruments with guidance from musical mentors, an animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, games galore and the popular Parents’ Corner where moms and dads can take a break from the chaos for a complimentary mini-massage,” states the festival website.

All tickets for Family Concert are only $6. Activities begin when the gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the musical performance starts at 5 p.m.

For more information:
Festival at Sandpoint
525 Pine St.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
(208) 265-4554

Julianne G. Crane

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Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane writes about the RVing and camping lifestyles for print and online sites. She was been hooked on RVing from her first rig in the mid-1980s. Between 2000-2008, she was a writer for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. One of her popular columns was Wheel Life about RVing in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Crane started publishing RV Wheel She and her husband, Jimmy Smith, keep a homebase in southern Oregon, while they continue to explore North America in their 21-foot 2021 Escape travel trailer. Over the years they have owned every type of RV except a big class A. “Our needs change and thankfully, there’s an RV out there that fits every lifestyle.”



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