Dixie Crystals Sugar Official Sugar Sponsor for the World's Largest Peach Cobbler

Staff Report

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

U. S. Sugar Savannah Refinery is delighted to announce that its flagship brand, Dixie Crystals Sugar, will be the official sugar sponsor for the World's Largest Peach Cobbler at the upcoming 37th Annual Georgia Peach Festival. The event will be held from June 2-3 in Fort Valley and June 10 in Byron, Georgia.

As part of their sponsorship, U.S. Sugar Savannah Refinery will provide the extra-fine granulated sugar needed to prepare the World's Largest Peach Cobbler, which will measure a whopping 11 feet by 5 feet. Dixie Crystals Sugar has been the official sugar sponsor of this event for the last three years, continuing a proud tradition of supporting this cherished community event.

Brannan Thomas, Director of Community Relations for U.S. Sugar, expressed excitement about the partnership. "We're thrilled to be a part of such a beloved event that not only celebrates Georgia’s signature crop - the peach, but also unites people from around the world in the spirit of fun, laughter, and lifelong memories,” said Thomas. “Being the official sugar sponsor for the World's Largest Peach Cobbler brings us immense pride. It's an honor to continue the tradition of donating pure cane sugar for this extraordinary dessert that symbolizes the sweet community spirit we hold dear in Georgia."

The Georgia Peach Festival, a state-sanctioned food festival, honors peach growers for their crucial contributions to Georgia's economy and food industry. More than a celebration of peaches, the festival is a melting pot of cultural experiences with engaging activities, performances, and learning opportunities.

Georgia Peach Festival CEO, Tisa Horton, explained more about the festival. “The Georgia Peach Festival is a multicultural festival that brings people together from all over the world to celebrate all that Peach County has to offer. Residents of Peach County and surrounding communities of Middle Georgia will experience the festival through actively engaged activities and performances where people learn, laugh, and strengthen community involvement. We invite the community and visitors to join us in this extraordinary celebration as we honor our peach growers, create lasting memories, and savor the World's Largest Peach Cobbler!”

For more information about the festival, please visit www.gapeachfestival.com or call 478-447-3510.