Each spring, Vidalia anticipates the harvest of Georgia's Official State Vegetable, the internationally famous Vidalia Sweet Onion. 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.
Pre-festival activities begin with a youth boys' baseball tournament, the Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant, Battle of the Bands, and much more. A children's parade, culinary extravaganza, movie under the stars, and opening ceremonies kick off the weekend's activities on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Other events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday include the Golden Onion Professional Cooking Competition, onion walk/run, recipe contest and public tasting, an airshow, concerts, carnival, arts and crafts festival, downtown sidewalk sale, and an onion eating contest.
This is only a taste! You'll have to come to Vidalia to experience the "whole onion."
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Admission & Fees
Arts & crafts $3 (per person)
Friday opening ceremonies and fireworks $10 (per car parking fee)
Saturday concert and airshow $25 (per car parking fee)
Sunday airshow $15 (per car parking fee)
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Antique, Craft & Hobby, Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, Farmers Markets & Agritourism, Music & Concerts