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2019 Vidalia Onion Festival

April 25, 2019



Each spring, Vidalia anticipates the harvest of Georgia’s Official State Vegetable, the internationally known Vidalia Sweet Onion. The occasion is celebrated with an array of fun-filled activities. 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 and a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.

Join locals for a sweet time in Vidalia!  Friday Night Street Dance & Fireworks: $5.00

The fun starts before the festival officially begins with the Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, 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 a cannon-fire start  to the Kiwanis Onion Run,  the Arts and Crafts Festival with the famous Vidalia Onion Eating Contest,  Carnival, Onion Recipe Contest and Public Tasting, and the Vidalia Onion Festival Concert headliner Randy Houser in 2019!  This is only a taste! You’ll have to come to Vidalia to experience the “whole onion.”

For more information about this festival, please contact the Vidalia CVB at 912-538-8687 or email them at [email protected]

More Info

Admission to Friday’s Street Dance downtown is $5 ages 6-Adult; children 5 and under admitted free. Admission at the gate to Saturday’s Concert at the Stage at City Park in Downtown Vidalia is $25 per person. See Concert page for Early Bird Specials. Carnival tickets will be announced soon. No Coolers, No Outside Food or Beverage, No Outside Containers, No Pets

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