Events Schedule

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Battle of the Bands

Think you have the sweetest musical talent? Let our judges decide. Winner will receive a $500 cash prize and play on stage at the Vidalia Onion Festival Concert featuring Uncle Kracker, Parmalee, and Old Dominion.

Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

Every girl wants to feel and dress like a princess and this event was created to provide a platform for our young female citizens to do just that as well as promote poise and positive self-esteem.  Good sportsmanship is a must along with age-appropriateness in hair, make-up and dress.  Categories for ages 3-13. Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association.

  • March 8, 2014, at 10 a.m.
  • Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
  • Open to the public; $5 tickets sold at the door
  • Phone – 912-537-9256 (Casey Stewart)
  • Little Miss Vidalia Onion application

 Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

This pageant for teens and young ladies promotes community service and academic excellence in addition to poise and positive self-esteem.  Prizes include crown, banner, trophy, flowers, the Sandra Way $1,000 educational grant and opportunities to participate in various activities including the Vidalia Christmas Parade.  The winner will make appearances throughout the Vidalia Onion Festival.  Categories include Junior Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 13-16) and Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 17-22). Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association.

Third Annual Onion Invitational Youth Boys’ Baseball Tournament

Celebrating the All American pastime while challenging skill and sportsmanship, this tournament is sponsored by the Vidalia Recreation Department for boys in three divisions: 11-12, 9-10, and 8 & under. Champion and runner-up t-shirts are awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams. Team trophies are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.  Individual trophies are awarded to 1st and 2nd.

  • April 12, 2014
  • Ed Smith Complex, between Highway 280 East and Highway 292 East in Vidalia
  • Entry fee is $200
  • Phone – 912-537-7913
  • Applications can be picked up at the Vidalia Recreation Department


This glittering galaxy of spectacular state fair amusement rides and attractions by Gold Medal Carnival is a mobile family fun fair and theme park for all ages.  Enjoy thrills, pure fun and wholesome entertainment and memories.

  • April 23, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Vidalia Regional Airport
  • Unlimited-ride wristbands are available for Wednesday and Thursday
  • Free parking Wednesday through Friday
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