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Festival Goers Line Up for Giant Peach Cobbler
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Peach County wraps up its week-long this weekend.

The 26th Annual Georgia Peach Festival ends Saturday night in Fort Valley, last weekend it was in Byron.

Organizers say the festival pulls in 7,000 to 10,000 people each year, looking to enjoy music, art, and fresh produce; but the main attraction was the so-called world's largest peach cobbler.

"Everything is just simply wonderful," said Shirley Wigfall from Perry. "But the peach cobbler is the main thing. It's the world's largest and I'm excited to taste it."

The giant dessert measured 11 feet by 5 feet and about 8 inches deep. It takes 90 pounds butter, 150 pounds of sugar, and 75 gallons of peaches. It's all baked in a brick oven, using the floor panels of school buses from Blue Bird Corp.

Chefs served the cobbler for free but charged a couple quarters for a side of ice cream.

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