Kickoff Party ser for July 18
for 2014 Va.Peach Festival
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to the Peach Festival Kickoff Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Juky 18, at 103B Stonewall Court in Stuart.
"Come out and celebrate while we gear up for the biggest event of the summer as Walmart presents the 27th annual Virginia State Peach Festival," said Tim Collins, executive director of the chamber.
Southern Remedy will be providing music "to rock the night away," Collins said.
There will also be food and drinks available from Outdoor Entertainment LLC, and Stanburn Winery will be on hand presenting a paid wine tasting.
"This admission-free, family-friendly event will feature something for everyone," Collins said.
The chamber of commerce is expecting a large crowd for this year's Virginia Peach Festival, so the event has been moved to Wayside Park in order to accommodate everyone, Collins said.
Festival-goers will still enjoy everything they like about the Peach Festival including barbecue, crafts, vendors, and lots of homegrown peaches, in a more relaxed, larger venue, Collins said.
The event will continue to be free thanks to the relationship between the chamber and the festival sponsors.
There will also be plenty of live music, including Evan and Dana and The Worx.
"The music will have everyone tapping their toes as they mingle with the community," Collins said.
The sponsors, in addition to the title sponsor Walmart, include River Community Bank, Brian Jessup and Associates, Farm Bureau Insurance, Mountain Valley Hospice, Primland, SunTrust Bank, Stanburn Winery, Stuart Communications, Surrey Bank and Trust, B99.9, WHEO and Cooking with Paul.