Vidalia Onion Festival

Event Date

Thursday, April 22, 2021
All Day


Dates & times for April 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021 All Day
Friday, April 23, 2021 All Day
Saturday, April 24, 2021 All Day
Sunday, April 25, 2021 All Day


Multiple Venues
100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr.
Vidalia GA 30474


  • Friday Night Street Dance & Fireworks: $5.00


Stage at City Park hosts Fri. & Sat. night events
Onion Run
Yumion & Vidalia Onion Queens lead the Children's Parade

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 4-day festival that's packed with activities for everyone. The Vidalia Onion Festival has won numerous awards over its 40 year history.

The fun starts before the festival officially begins with the Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant, the Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza, and the Carnival. The festival weekend kicks off with a children’s parade and a Movie Under the Stars on Thursday evening downtown. Friday features sidewalk sales in the downtown Historic District during the day and the Official Opening Ceremonies, street dance and fireworks Friday night.

The excitement builds on Saturday with the Kiwanis Onion Run, the Arts & Crafts Festival with the famous Onion Eating Contest, Onion Recipe Contest and public tasting, carnival, and 2019 concert headliner Randy Houser. But this is only a taste! Come to Vidalia to experience the "whole onion."

Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Public Restrooms
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Partially Accessible