Pie eating contest
Anita Todd, president of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, takes second place in the peach pie eating contest during the first Peach Festival, held in August 2009. Musician Frank Nanna strums his fiddle on the porch of the Taylor House Museum during the contest. Peaches played a big part in the town’s history. In the 1920s, Berlin-based Harrison’s Nurseries owned more than 5,000 acres on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and was the largest nursery in the world. It was known for its strawberries and orchards wtih 500,000 apple, pear and peach trees. The second annual Peach Festival will be held in August 2010.