Magnolia Midlands / Vidalia

Vidalia Onion Festival

Dates : 4/23/15 - 4/26/15
Vidalia Regional Airport
2921 Airport Road
Vidalia, GA 30474

  • Yumion in the Children's Parade

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

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  • Charlie Daniels Band

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  • Concert night is Saturday night of the festival!

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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 is 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."

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 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 street dance $5 per person

    Saturday at the airport $5 per person

    Thursday movie under the stars Free

    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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