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Peach Festival celebrates 10 years

Berlin peaches

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer

(Aug. 2, 2018) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum will host its annual Peach Festival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street.

Activities planned include museum tours, pie-eating contest, raffles, broom and basket making, carving, knitting/spinning, juggling and a pie-baking contest.

Festival goers can also stroll through the streets of Berlin and visit businesses to check out the featured artists and musicians.

“Mostly people come because it’s everything peach – peach pie and peach ice cream,” Joan Quick, president of Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, said. “This is beneficial for the community because it’s a community event that everyone tends to love. We do a peach pie-eating contest and there is a peach pit contest, where you count how many peach pits there are in a glass jar.”

National award-winning flatpick guitarist David Grier is slated to perform. Grier was born in Washington D.C in 1961. His family moved to Nashville when he was 3, and that is when he fully immersed himself into the bluegrass music world.

At age 6 he began to play the guitar. Today, he is regarded as one of the premier acoustic guitarists in the world.

“This is our 10th anniversary this year,” Quick said. “Grier will be preforming two sets during the day, and we have other performers performing.”

For more information, contact Quick at the Taylor House Museum, 410-641-1019. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 5. Admission is free.