Things to do in Byron Georgia: Battle of Byron (2017)

Middle Georgia residents, come on out to the historic district of downtown Byron on Main Street, Jail House Alley, and the Old School on Moseley Road on Saturday, May 6th for the 38th annual Battle of Byron. The event will have arts & crafts, entertainment, challenges, food vendors, an antique car show and much more!

The historic festival held annually on the first Saturday of May is a major fundraiser for local non-profit organizations that are used to benefit community improvements throughout Byron GA. The community gathers together to compete in a host of fun challenges with new ones added every year following the motto, “I can do anything better than you.”

With free public admission there is no excuse to miss out on participating or spectating any of the numerous challenges ranging from a pie eating contest, bed race, tug of war, banana relay, to mud volleyball. There is surely a challenge to entertain the whole family!


Battle of Byron Details

When: Saturday, May 6th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Historic District of Downtown Byron on Main Street, Jail House Alley, and at the Old School on Moseley Road

Admission: Free

Events:Battle of Byron

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food Vendors
  • Antique Car Show
  • Motorcycle Show
  • Music Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kids Corral

Memorable Challenges:

  • Bed Race
  • Mud Volleyball
  • Banana Relay
  • Ice Cream Churn-Off
  • Purty Feet Contest
  • Men’s High Heel Races
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Tricycle Races
  • Fanny Race
  • Distinguished Ladies Contest
  • Auburn Tigers vs. UGA Dawgs Tug of War

Sponsors:

  • Barbour Farms Country Store
  • BCI Insulation, Inc.
  • Byron Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Byron Pawn Shop
  • Dairy Queen
  • Flint Energies
  • Jeff Smith Chevrolet
  • Lowe Toyota of Warner Robins
  • McNeal Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Midstate RV Center
  • Party Playgrounds
  • Real Estate South & Associates
  • Southern Perfection Fabrication
  • Spillers Orthdontics
  • Subway
  • The Ink Spot

Contact: Byron Convention & Visitors Bureau, (478) 956-2409 or (888) 686-3496


Battle of Byron History

The Battle of Byron was started in 1979 to help spur community improvements and has morphed into a wonderful city wide affair. The festival was the brain-child of then City Clerk, Frances McDaniel and ended up being one of the biggest successes in Peach County despite initial skepticism from residents. Her diligent persistence towards pushing, prodding, and promoting the festival in its infancy has ultimately shaped the Battle into a  successful fundraising event for the past nearly four decades.

The festival started when it became involved with Governor George Busbee’s, Governor’s Project Competition spearheaded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The initial competition inspired small cities to plan community improvement projects without seeking funds from the state’s grant program. Today the festival serves as a major fundraiser for local non-profit organizations to still complete community improvement projects.

The Battle of Byron

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