Local Attractions

T.C. Jeffords Park

A shaded public park located in town near the intersection of   U.S. Highway 82 and Georgia State Route 33. The park features a stage for public performances, several covered shelters, picnic tables, a playground, tennis courts, a cooled club house, a fountain, Ole Engine 100 and Christmas decorations during the holiday season. The Peanut Festival is currently held in T.C. Jeffords Park each year.

Pope Park

Shipp Park

Gervaise Lawhorne Park

Tyson Steel Wildlife Museum

Ole Engine 100

Ole Engine 100

Ole Engine 100 is a steam locomotive that ran the rails of the Georgia-Ashburn Sylvester-Camilla Railways from 1930 to 1948 until she was replaced with the next generation of train – The Diesel. In 1957, The Little Engine That Could was donated to the Worth County/Sylvester Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sylvester by GASC railways for a well deserved rest. It now sits under a protective awning in T.C. Jeffords Park at the intersection of  U.S. Highway 82 and Georgia State  Route 33.

Peanut Festival

Peanut Festival

The Peanut Festival is an annual festival held on the third weekend of October in T.C. Jeffords Park to celebrate the city’s status as Peanut Capital of the World. The event is sponsored by the Sylvester/Worth Chamber of Commerce and ConAgra Foods, makers of Peter Pan peanut butter. Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants. Craftsmen from all over the state come to Sylvester to showcase their creations at the festival and some live entertainment and carnival attractions are usually on hand as well.