Sylvester started as a "beautiful nowhere" in 1893 and was first called "Isabella Station". In 1894, the residents of Isabella Station voted to change the community's name to "Sylvester" in honor of a prominent local family. Sylvester was incorporated on December 21, 1898.
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JACKSON'S SOUL FOOD
Jackson's is a complete southern home-cooked soul food restaurant with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Located at 113 W Kelly St.
FAT BOY'S BACKYARD BBQ
Locally owned with a nice country atmosphere, known for its BBQ and southern cooking.
509 N Main St B, Sylvester, GA 31791
Downtown Pizza and Tavern
Downtown Pizza and Tavern hosts an in-house bar, pool tables, and a casual food menu.
Bag To Go - 408 W Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Nether’s - 123 Front St, Sylvester, GA 31791
El Metate's - 602 W Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Carlton's - 119 Front St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Hot Wok - 105 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Alchemy Coffee Shoppe - 121 E Front St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Dairy Queen - 509 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Burger King - 508 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Domino's Pizza - 305 W Franklin St Ste E, Sylvester, GA 31791
KFC - 501 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Taco Bell - 501 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
Subway - 630 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
McDonalds - 617 E Franklin St, Sylvester, GA 31791
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale
The 100+ Mile Peanut Pickin' Yard Sale takes place the second Saturday of October and is a joint effort of seven cities and communities to promote tourism.
Georgia Peanut Festival
The Annual Georgia Peanut Festival is both a celebration as well as a “THANK YOU” to our community and most importantly, our local farmers. It is held at T.C. Jeffords Park near downtown Sylvester GA, on the 3rd Saturday of every October!
Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and craftsmen from all over the state showcasing their creations. Most importantly, you’ll experience peanut treats to delight everyone in the family.
Thousands of people flock to Sylvester-Worth County to enjoy the festivities that go on throughout the day, and many locals participate in several events that happen in the weeks leading up to the Festival, like a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants as well as the Pets ‘N Pals parade.
Everyone is invited for this day full of southern food, fun, and entertainment with fun for the entire family, including the free Kidz Korner for the little ones. We hope that you will join us in celebrating one of the largest industries in Georgia, right here in the Peanut Capital of the World!
Contact the Georgia Peanut Festival at 229-776-6657 to find out more!
Downtown Sylvester Farmers' Market
Takes place every Saturday from 8:00a – 1:00p at the Train Depot, 102 S Main St, Sylvester, GA 31791. Come to find an assortment of goods sold by local area vendors including things such as fresh produce, locally made sauces, goat milk products, potted plants, honey, and more. On a specially selected Saturday each month, entertainment and area artists also join the fun, so check back often!
Sylvester Christmas Parade
“Share the Gift of Christmas” Parade starts at 6:00 pm and there will be entertainment at the Train Depot on Front Street afterward. Santa will also be there to take pictures
THINGS TO DO
T.C. Jeffords Park
T.C. Jeffords Park is located in the middle of Sylvester. It offers public tennis courts, reservable pavilions, a dog run, and a playground. Several annual events also take place in T.C. Jeffords Park
Sylvester and Nearby Attractions
Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum - www.albanycivilrightsinstitute.org
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - www.nps.gov
Reed Bingham State Park - www.gastateparks.org
Tyson Steel Wildlife Museum - www.exploregeorgia.org
Pine Knoll Golf Club - www.pineknollgolfclub.fb.com
Radium Springs Garden - www.visitalbanyga.com
Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village - www.abac.edu
Lake Blackshear - www.lakeblackshear.com