Oley's Peach and Ice Cream Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 9

Boyertown Times file photo The Peach Dessert Contest will be in full swing again this year, inviting folks to enter their favorite dessert featuring peaches.
Boyertown Times file photo The Antique Tractor and Farm Power Equipment Display at the 2013 Peach and Ice Cream Festival in Oley.

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.

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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.

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