Vidalia Onion Festival
Vidalia, GA 30474
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
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
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