The Peach Capital of Georgia is home to Blue Bird Company, manufacturer of most of the world's school buses. The city is also home to Fort Valley State University and the American Camellia Society. Each spring, beautiful peach blossoms blanket the countryside. In the summer, visitors can pick fruit or buy from many roadside stands. The popular tourist attraction, Lane Southern Orchards, operates a sprawling peach packing and retail facility just a short drive from the center of town. Downtown is vibrant with shops and restaurants.