Events Schedule

Phil Vassar in Concert on Saturday at the Stage at City Park


Tickets are available locally at the Vidalia Onion Museum, 100 Sweet Onion Drive and Vidalia City Hall.

See Concert Page for more information.

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Download the 2018 festival brochure here.

 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 7th, 2018; 10 am
• Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
• Open to the public; $5 tickets sold at the door
• Contact Keri Nester at or 229-315-4106
2018 Little Miss Application

Miss Vidalia Onion & Teen 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. Teen Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 13-16);  Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 17-22). Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association

Tales from the Altamaha  ​”I Saw the Light

The story of Georgia’s first Rural Electric Administration

Join the ​Tales cast and the River Rat Review Band ​in ​our award-winning Georgia folk-life play ​a​s they share ​a new set of​  stories ​about​ the colorful characters from our regional settlers of the Altamaha River.  Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing along at the historic Blue Marquee Theater in Lyons. “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” -​ Mark Twain

Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza

Georgia artist Mark Ballard will showcase his culinary expertise, wit, comedy, and decorating styles with our “Sweet Vidalia Onions.” Door prizes, goody bags for the first 125 participants. Vendors in the theatre one hour prior to the show.

  • Tuesday, April 24; 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.  Purchase advanced tickets until Tuesday April 24 at 5pm at the Vidalia Onion Museum: $45 unlimited-ride wristbands for use during all operational hours Wed-Sun or 18 tickets/$10. Starting opening day, on Wednesday April 25, 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 25,  5 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

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