Fruit festivals sweeten summer in Harford County


    I always love a fruit festival. I just like like the way it sounds — a whole festival of blueberries … or peaches. We have both coming up in Harford County. The Harford Friends School is holding its annual Blueberry Festival Saturday from 10am to 2 pm at the Deer Creek Friends Meetinghouse, 1212 Main St. Darlington. For more information, click here to see their flyer. (After the blueberry festival, you can stop by the Sts. Mary Magdalene & Markella Church’s Greek Festival on Dublin Road in Darlington. It runs Friday through Sunday. Click here to read BANV’s post on that festival.)

    The peach festival is coming up Aug. 16 at the Webster United Church of Christ at 4100 Webster Road in Havre de Grace. It runs 8am to 4pm and features peach pies, peach sundaes, fresh peaches, baked goods. It serves breakfast and lunch and local country music artist Ashleigh Marie is scheduled to perform.

    If you want to pre-order pies, click here.

    To reserve a vendor’s table, click here.

    And if you notice in the photo above (taken while stopped at a red light this morning), the Forest Lakes neighborhood is holding a community yard sale this Saturday if you’re in the mood for something other than a festival.