Magnolia Midlands / Vidalia

Vidalia Onion Festival

Dates : 4/21/16 - 4/24/16
100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr.
Vidalia, GA 30474

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  • Concert night is Saturday night of the festival!

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  • 2013 Golden Onion Professional Cooking Competition Winner Daniel Chance (left)

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Each spring, food lovers across the nation anticipate the harvest of Georgia's Official State Vegetable, the  famous Vidalia Onion. The Vidalia community celebrates the occasion with a four-day festival that's packed with fun-filled activities that offer something for everyone. The Vidalia Onion Festival has been featured on The Food Network and recognized as one of the Five Don't-Miss Festivals Across the U.S. by MSNBC.  Join us for a sweet time in Vidalia!

The fun starts before the festival officially begins with a youth boys' baseball tournament, the Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant and the Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza.

The festival weekend kicks off with a children's parade and a Movie Under the Stars on Thursday evening and the carnival opening.  Friday features sidewalk sales in the downtown Historic District during the day and a street dance and fireworks Friday night.

The excitement builds on Saturday with a cannon-fire start  to the Kiwanis Onion Run, an arts and crafts festival with the famous Vidalia Onion Eating Contest,  carnival,  onion recipe contest and public tasting, and the Vidalia Onion Festival concert.  The fun continues on Sunday and the grand finale, for those who wish to celebrate the sweet Vidalia® Onion in all of its culinary glory, the Golden Onion Culinary Competition.  This is only a taste! You'll have to come to Vidalia to experience the "whole onion."

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM
    Saturday: 7:30AM - 11:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Tickets See Website

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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