Georgia is one of the largest producers of peaches in the U.S. They are also considered to be the sweetest and juiciest, no wonder the annual Georgia Peach Festival gathers thousands of visitors. The festival is held in the cities of Byron and Fort Valley, Georgia, during the peach season every June, celebrating peach growers and Georgia's beautiful orchards.
The festival's main highlight is the World's Largest Peach Cobbler that is prepared and presented during the event for everyone to enjoy a bite. There is also plenty of other attractions: Fun Kids Zone, Georgia Largest Inflatable Water Slide, live music concert, and fireworks at the end of the festival.
The Georgia Peach Festival attracts about 10,000 visitors every year. It features celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, amazing arts & crafts vendors, as well as a variety of food trucks and vendors. Don't miss the Annual Peachy Parade, held in Downtown Fort Valley, with floats, marching bands, and lots of music.
Peaches have been planted in Georgia since the 18th century and became a commercial crop in the mid-19th century. Georgia currently grows more than 1.7 million bushels of peaches every year. The festival is held in Peach County, which is the epicentre of Georgia's peach industry.