The Miss Georgia Peach Pageant is staged each spring in Fort Valley, the county seat of Peach County, and the winning queens are introdcued during the Georgia Peach Festival each June. These Peach Queens of all ages play an important role in he festival.
Georgia Peach Festival queens serve as ambassadors for the Georgia Peach Festival and perform other civic duties in Peach County. They attend all of the festival events and ride in the Grand Parade at the beginning of the Peach Festival activities in Fort Valley. They are recognized by the Senate and House and meet the Governor for their contributions to the Peach Festival and Peach industry.
The pageant is open statewide to girls ages 4 to 24 and includes contestants from all over Georgia, all vying for the titles of Miss Georgia Peach, Teen Miss Peach, Junior Miss Peach, Little Miss Peach and Tiny Miss Peach. The pageant is staged each March at the C.W. Pettigrew Center on the Fort Valley State University Campus.
The purpose of the Miss Georgia Peach Pageant to build self-confidence while acknowledging those who make a positive contribution to the community. The Miss Georgia Peach Pageant is a non-profit corporation. Judges are Miss Georgia Preliminary-certified or affiliated who are part of the Miss America system.