Leitersburg Ruritan Club

The Leitersburg Ruritan would like to thank you for your interest in our annual Peach Festival.  We are making some changes to our festival which we hope will improve the enjoyment of our visitors and improve the profits of everyone that put so much time and effort into the festival.

The money that the Ruritan is able to raise from this festival go directly back into the Leitersburg and surrounding communities.  The Ruritan maintain this park, pavilion, playground, volleyball and basketball courts for the community to use and enjoy.  We pay for the street lighting in Leitersburg.  We sponsor a Boy Scout Troop, Girl Scout Troop, several sports teams in Smithsburg Youth Athletics and the Leopard Ruriteen Club.  We offer help to people in need in our community with can food drives for Tabithas Table, Bell ringing with the Salvation Army and direct help to community members in need.  Your participation in the Peach Festival helps to make all this and more possible and we thank you. 

Please consider donating an item for our raffle.  This is an opportunity for some free advertisement and to help the Ruritan projects.

Some of the possible improvements we are working on for 2017 are:

Expanded shaded areas and more shade producing trees to keep patrons out of the direct     sunlight.

Improvements to the parking areas and shuttle services for our elderly and handicap patrons.

Earlier start times on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:00 both days.

Expanded advertising on search engines and radio, Pandora, and the movie theaters.

A 5k peach festival road race at 8:00 Saturday morning before the festival opens to draw more and different patrons.

Live entertainment on Saturday afternoon to help draw more and different patrons during a time when our visitation usually slows down.

Instructions for participation in the Leitersburg Peach Festival:

If you are a new vendor for the peach festival please contact us before you complete an application.  We will review with you what type of craft or product you have and make sure it is a good fit and does not duplicate other vendors.  Food vendors must contact us for an application.

Our contact intformation for vendors is Bruce Melton brucemelton1@verizon.net or Scott Horning at s.f.horning@gmail.com 

1) Download and complete the Peach Festival 2017 craft vendor  application.  Form is available as both a word document that you can edit and then print, or a pdf that you can print and write on.

2) Mail the completed application along with the non-refundable booth fee to Leitersburg Ruritan 21427 Leiter Street Hagerstown, MD 21742.  Checks should be made out to Leitersburg Ruritan

3) An e-mail verification will be sent to you along with more detailed set up information.

For questions about participating in the peach festival please contact Bruce Melton brucemelton1@verizon.net or Scott Horning at s.f.horning@gmail.com