Vidalia Onion Festival



Vidalia Georgia - 39th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival
Thursday April 21-Sunday April 24

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.

Gateway Macon Ga Vidalia Onion Festival ParadeThe festival weekend kicks off with a children’s parade on Thursday April 21st.  Other festival activities include a street dance, carnival, a 5K run/walk, arts & crafts show, a gospel music fest, sidewalk sales, and famous onion-eating contest.

The excitement builds at the Vidalia Regional Airport with a fantastic airshow Saturday and Sunday.

There’s also the Onion Run, carnival, and for those who wish to celebrate the sweet Vidalia® Onion in all of its culinary glory, don’t miss the Golden Onion professional chef competition, the Culinary Extravaganza, and the Vidalia Onion Recipe Contest and Public Tasting, which showcases the talents of home cooks.  There are also the Vidalia Onion Festival concerts featuring A Thousand Horses and Big & Rich.

 

Here are just some of the events of the 2016 Vidalia Onion Festival

Gateway Macon Ga Vidalia Onion Festival ConcertsWednesday April 20 - Sunday April 24
Carnival at the Kiwanis Fair Grounds

Thursday April 21
Kids Parade
Movie Under The Stars

Friday April 22
Opening Ceremonies
Buckhorn Creek Ranch Events
Chuckwagon Cook-Off
Street Dance with Sonic Groove and Fireworks

Saturday April 23
5K Run/Walk
Airshow
Arts and Crafts Show
Downtown Gospel Music Fest
Onion Eating Contest
Festival Concert with A Thousand Horses and Big & Rich

Sunday April 24
Airshow
Arts and Crafts Show

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