The annual Festival of Camellias is a tradition of the American Camellia Society, and special events are held each day in February at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley to celebrate these beautiful blooms at their peak. Festival events include Senior Citizen Days with box lunches, camellia plant sales, a spring fashion show and luncheon, and camellia workshops. Massee Lane Gardens have more than 1,000 varieties of camellias, which may bloom from September through April. (478) 967-2358
Celebrate Georgia's sweetest season in March and the arrival of the first peach blossoms on more than 2,500 acres of orchards at Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley. Enjoy peach blossom tours, gift and food vendors, live entertainment, kid’s play zone, and more. It’s a bushel of fun! (800) 277-3224
The Georgia National Fair appeals to everyone with its livestock and horse shows, competitive exhibits, food, midway rides and games, commercial vendors, major concerts, street entertainers, family entertainment, circus, and nightly fireworks. It has been designated a “Top 50 Fair” by Amusement Business magazine and Matt’s Carnival Warehouse.
The annual week-long Georgia Peach Festival celebrates Byron’s and Peach County’s reputation as Georgia’s premier peach-growing region, and it is the only state-sanctioned food festival. Each June, activities are split between Byron and Fort Valley, attracting around 10,000 visitors to enjoy parades, concerts, arts and crafts, the Miss Georgia Peach pageant, and the World’s Largest Peach Cobbler. (478) 825-4002