The Oley Valley is getting ready to eat some peaches.
Sponsored by the local fire company, Oley’s Peach and Ice Cream Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds.
The Peach Dessert Contest will be in full swing again this year, inviting folks to enter their favorite dessert featuring peaches. Entries are due by 5 p.m.; they will be cut and sold during the festival. There will be a panel of judges to select winners and award cash prizes.
The event not only celebrates peaches, but also offers a wide range of family-friendly activities such as a 50/50 bingo, the 3rd Annual Bill Conrad Memorial Quoit Tournament and the Garden Tractor Pulls, which are set to begin at noon.
Also, members of Oley Community Library will holding a book sale.
The Antique Tractor and Farm Power Equipment Display will be set up for visitors to check out and then the Car Cruise will begin at 4 p.m. This year the Cruise includes street rods, antique cars, show cars, etc. The first 100 cars will receive a dash plaque.
Available food items will include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, soups and, of course, french fries.
Music will be provided by the Twitty Fever Band from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display.