Events Schedule

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  In Concert on Saturday

Purchase concert tickets online   or   at the Vidalia Onion Museum at 100 Sweet Onion Drive or at Vidalia City Hall.

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Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant

Every girl wants to be a princes 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 3-12.  Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association.
• Saturday, April 9th; 10 am
• Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
• Open to the public; $5 tickets sold at the door
• Contact Mandy Lewis at, Ashley Fox at,  Angela Cook at or call 912-583-4364
2016 Little Miss Application

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. Categories include Junior Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 13-16) and Miss Vidalia Onion (ages 17-22). Sponsored by American Business Women’s Association

  • Saturday, April 9th; 7 pm
  • Southeastern Technical College on Highway 280 in Vidalia
  • Open to the public; $6 tickets sold at the door
  • Contact Mandy Lewis @, Ashley Fox, Angela Cook @ or call 912-583-4364
  • 2016 Junior Miss Vidalia Application
  • 2016 Miss Vidalia Application

Tales from the Altamaha  ‘​Sinners, Saints and Southern Hospitality​‘​

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.” There will be door prizes, goody bags for the first 125 participants, and vendors in the lobby one hour prior to the show.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016; 6 p.m.
  • Southeastern Technical College, Highway 280 in Vidalia
  • Tickets: General $10; Reserved Seating $15 NOTE: Reserved seating tickets must be purchased by April 11
  • Tickets available for purchase beginning April 1 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)


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

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Kiwanis Fair Grounds, between Old Airport Rd. and Sweet Onion Drive
  • Free parking Wednesday through Sunday
  • Unlimited ride wristbands are available at the carnival ticket office

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