Events Schedule

Randy Houser in Concert on Saturday at the Stage at City Park


Early Bird Special Tickets available now online for only $15.

See Concert Page for more information.

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 Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

Every girl wants to be a princess and this event was created to promote poise and positive self-esteem. Good sportsmanship is a must along with age-appropriateness in hair, make-up and dress. Categories for ages 0-12.  Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association.
• Saturday, April 6; 10 am
• Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
• Open to the public; $5 tickets sold at the door
• To participate contact Keri Nester at or 229-315-4106. 

Go to the Applications page.

Miss Vidalia Onion & Junior Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

Miss Vidalia promotes community service and academic excellence in addition to poise and positive self-esteem. Prizes include crown, banner, trophy, flowers; Miss Vidalia Queen receives the Sandra Way $1,000 educational grant; 1st runner-up Era Alexander $750, 2nd runner-up Helen Morris $250 grants. Other requirements include participation in various activities throughout the reign, including the Vidalia Onion Festival & Vidalia Christmas Parade. Junior Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 13-16);  Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 17-22). Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association

  • Saturday, April 6,  7 pm
  • Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
  • Open to the public; $7 tickets sold at the door
  • To participate contact Keri Nester at or 229-315-4106
  • Go to the Applications page

 Vidalia’s Got Talent   This event has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Showcasing Vidalia area talent. For individuals & groups of 6 or less, ages 5 & up. Registration Fee: $40; Must register by April 5.

  • Saturday, April 13, 7 pm
  • PAL Theatre, 122 Church St. Downtown Vidalia
  • Contact:  on Facebook: Vidalia.Talent
  • General Admission $5; Balcony Seating $10
  • Application on Applications page

Onion City Showdown Softball Tournament

Co Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament sponsored by Vidalia Recreation Department

  • Sat, April 20th
  • Ed Smith Complex,Field #2,  102 Stockyard Road, Vidalia
  • Player Maximum and # of Teams: 15
  • Teams must have equal amount of girls to guys on the field.
  • Teams are guaranteed pool play. Additionally, all teams will advance to single elimination bracket play.
  • Ranking will be decided ultimately on pool play record, then points difference will be used as a tie-breaker.
  • Tournament players will participate under a closed roster format with a 15-player maximum.
  • A team will not be refunded if they drop out after registration ends.
  • All players must be 15 years of age at the time of participation.
  • Team trophy will be awarded to tournament champion
  • Register at the Vidalia Recreation Department or call Matt Smith at 912-585-7915. VRD office #: 912-537-7913
  • Registration Deadline: April 1st  Entry Fee: $150 / Team


Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza

12 year old baker, Saylor Herrin, a contestant on Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season 5 will showcase her baking skills using sweet Vidalia Onions. Saylor is a native of Ailey, Georgia where she resides with her parents and three younger brothers.

Door prizes, goody bags for the first 125 participants. Vendors in the theatre one hour prior to the show.

  • Tuesday, April 23; 6 pm
  • NEW LOCATION! PAL Theatre, 122 Church Street, Downtown Vidalia
  • Tickets: General $10; Reserved Seating $15 NOTE: Reserved seating tickets must be purchased by April 14
  • Tickets available for purchase beginning April 2 at Phillips Pharmacy and Merle Norman in Vidalia or by calling Jan or Lindi
  • For more information, call 912-293-2407 (Jan) or 912-293-3630 (Lindi)


Welcome back to Vidalia, Modern Midways, a glittering galaxy of spectacular state fair amusement rides and attractions.  This mobile family fun fair and theme park is for all ages.  Enjoy thrills, pure fun and wholesome entertainment and memories.  Advanced tickets at the Vidalia Onion Museum and Vidalia City Hall only until 11am on Wed April 24. $45 unlimited-ride wristbands for use during all operational hours Wed-Sun or 18 tickets/$10 are only available for sale at the above locations  until 11am on Wed April 24. Starting opening day, on Wednesday April 24, tickets at the gate will be 1 ticket/$1; 18 tickets/$15; 30 tickets/$25 or daily unlimited rides wristbands for $25. Rides require multiple tickets.  Free parking daily.

  • Wednesday, April 24,  5 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

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