BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - It doesn't matter what decade you were born in, if you happened to be born in Peach County, there's one thing that unites everyone across generations.
"Every summer, we don't know anything but peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches," says Carolyn Tribble, Lane Southern Orchard.
Both Byron and Fort Valley share a history of 'fruit' that dates back hundreds of years. Peaches put their region on the map as Georgia's Peach County. Every year they take a week to celebrate the impact it's had on their community.
"Peaches have just really been king around here in middle Georgia," says State Representative Robert Dickey, District 136.
Everyone has their favorite event, but what really draws a big crowd during the celebration is a big dessert.
"We have the world's largest peach cobbler, and we get to taste test it," says Anna Treadway, Miss Georgia Peach 2012.
Other residents say it's the history of Peach County that gets them into festival mode. Every festival kicks off with a historic skit, and every year Mayor Larry Collins looks forward to showing off his silly side.
"I don't mind getting up there and acting up a little bit," says Mayor Collins, Byron.
The acting reminds residents of the good old days, and gives the tourists a little taste of historic Peach County.
"Why not let the people who don't live here learn the history of our town?" says Para Vinson, Byron Historical Society.
This week, it doesn't matter where you come from, everyone is considered a Georgia peach. The Georgia Peach Festival runs through Sunday. The World's Largest Peach Cobbler will be available for tasting in downtown Fort Valley on Saturday. For more information on the rest of the festival events click here.