Byron &

Fort Valley

 


 

 Peach County

 


A visit to Peach County gives you a taste as sweet as a peach. This is the center of The Peach State's peach industry. It is also the home of one of the world's largest manufacturers of buses and motor homes, Blue Bird Body Company, Fort Valley State University, the colorful gardens and the national headquarters of the American Camellia Society, Peach Factory Stores, Generation Gap Old Car Emporium, Antique Malls, and Cane River Outfitters.

Attractions

American Camellia Society -- $3 tours - Closed Mondays

Blue Bird Body Company

Peach blossoms -- late February through early March for about two weeks

Fresh peaches in season from mid-May to mid-August

Fort Valley State University

Peach Factory Stores (exit 149 on I_75 in Byron)

Generation Gap Old Car Emporium and Antique Mall -- (exit 149 on I_75 in Byron) and Big Peach Antiques and Collectibles

The Anderson House Museum featuring the Biggs Collection - Fort Valley State University

Peach packing tours during season -- Lane Packing Company - 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030  (478) 825-3592
 

Festivals

Camellia Festival -- 1st full week in February; email: acs@alltel.net

Christmas Parades -- 1st weekend in December

Battle of Byron -- 1st week of May

Georgia Peach Festival -- 2nd week in June; email: gpfest@bellsouth.net

Middle Georgia Camellia Society Show -- November

Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale: Second Friday and Saturday in March. 200+ mile yard sale along Highway 341 from Culloden to the Coast.  For more information go to: www.goldenislesparkway.com

Other Events

Jailhouse Alley Art Show & Sale

For additional information please call or write:

Byron CVB: P.O. Box 115, Byron, GA 31008; 1(888) 868-3496; (478) 956-2409; FAX: 478.956.5299; e_mail: byrontourism@yahoo.com  Web Page: byrontourism@yahoo.com

Fort Valley Main Street:  P.O. Box 1864, Fort Valley, GA   31030; (478) 825-5986; e_mail: Fort Valley Main Street

Peach County: P.O. Box 1238, Fort Valley, GA 31030; (478) 825-3733; FAX: 478.825.2501 Web Page: www.peachcountyga.com e_mail: peachcochamber@msn.com

Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State Univ. ; 1005 State University Drive; Fort Valley, GA 31030; (478) 825-6478;  FAX: 478.825.6599 e_mail: center@mail.fvsu.edu  Webb Page: www.pettigrewcenter.com

 

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