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Rain Does Not Deter Peach Shortcake Lovers from Attending 2014 Festival in Manchester, CT

Posted on August 24, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Oh no, don’t let the rain come down!  Sporadic rain showers did not deter peach shortcake lovers from attending the 65th Annual Peach Festival held Friday night, August 22 in Manchester, Connecticut. Umbrellas in hand, festival-goers turned out anyway. The Peach Festival is hosted by the 8th Utilities District firefighters and ladies auxiliary as a fundraiser for the volunteer department. Tickets were $5.     Organizers moved most of the long tables for family style seating inside the Fire Headquarters, where the event was held for the second year after being relocated from its previous home down the hill at the old firehouse. For many the festival is an end-of-summer tradition but was also enjoyed by…

64th Annual Peach Festival Will Be Held August 23, 2013 in Manchester, Connecticut

Posted on August 15, 2013

Each summer near the end of August things get peachy in Manchester, Connecticut. The 64th Annual Peach Festival held by the volunteer portion of the city’s firefighters, the Manchester 8th Utilities District Fire Department, is on tap for Friday August 23, from 6-8 p.m. Summer isn’t summer in the “City of Village Charm” until the peach festival banner goes up in front of the old firehouse on lower Main Street. In the past the festival was set-up in a parking lot across from the old firehouse, but this year the location has been moved to the parking area behind the new firehouse a few hundred feet up the road on 138 Main Street.       What hasn’t changed is the menu. Each year…