Organizers and others involved with the first Brushy Mountain Peach and Heritage Festival in Wilkesboro Saturday, July 27, agreed that the event was a big success.

Attendance, estimated at 5,000 or more, and other aspects of the festival exceeded expectations, said Phil Fagg, president of the Brushy Mountain Community Center. Volunteers with that organization organized the festival.

Fagg said many of the 40-plus vendors at the event sold the majority of the merchandise they brought and asked for the same vendor spaces at next year’s festival. It was held on the Wilkes Communications Commons and on North Bridge Street.

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