Headlining the 2021 Vidalia Onion Festival concert is American country artist, Rodney Atkins. With eight Top 5 singles, six No. 1s, and 1 Billion career on-demand streams under his belt, Atkins is one of Country music’s most prominent artists. Continuing to be recognized as a powerful voice on Country radio, his Platinum-selling No. 1 “Watching You” earned the songwriter a BMI “Million-Air” award and the top spot on Country Aircheck’s top-played songs of the decade list. Atkins was the second most-played male artist of the decade overall. He has also sold over 11 million units and earned ten career Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications to date, including his latest Gold-certified single, “Caught Up In The Country (feat. The Fisk Jubilee Singers),” which also set the record for longest-running single in Billboard Country Airplay history at 57 weeks. Atkins recently performed on NBC’s TODAY Show, GMA’s Strahan & Sara, and FOX & Friends. Rodney’s latest single “A Little Good News” is available now.

Twenty-four-year-old, multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery continues her career evolution after her sophomore album I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET (BMLG Records), featuring RIAA GOLD-certified “Sway.” Launching a new musical chapter last year with “Never Have I Ever” (BMLG Records)  which she co-wrote alongside Laura Veltz and David Hall Hodges, Bradbery garnered over 15 million global streams to date. Bradbery continues to broaden her impressive range and deepens her connection with her Mexican heritage by enlisting Latin GRAMMY® nominated artist KURT for a Spanish version of her latest single Never Have I Ever” (“Yo Nunca He…”) via Big Machine Records. The singer/songwriter also recently collaborated with Diplo and Zac Brown on a new song “Hometown” for Diplo’s highly anticipated Country album Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil, released last year. Fine-tuning her unique sound since getting her start winning Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, Bradbery has earned multiple award nominations and toured across the globe with Kane Brown, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and more. 

Saturday Night Concert

Carnival

Street Dance

Arts & Crafts

Onion Run

Event Schedule

Pre-Festival Activities

VIDALIA’S GOT TALENT

  • Cancelled due to lack of participation

CARNIVAL

  • Wed. April 21,  5 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

Thursday, April 22

4TH  ANNUAL VIDALIA ONION CHALK WALK

  • On Church Street, Meadows Street E. & Jackson Street
  • Downtown Historic District
  • Theme: “Chalk About America”

CARNIVAL

  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road
  • 5-10:30 pm

CHILDREN’S PARADE & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

  • 5:45 pm Parade begins.
  • Parade route: down Meadows Street from Meadows Street Park to City Park behind City Hall.
  • Local Entertainment from 6-8pm
  • Movie begins at 8pm

Friday, April 23

FIRESTONE BIGFOOT MONSTER TRUCK

  • 9am-5pm at Georgia Tire | 209 Smith Street (behind Checkers)

WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN VIDALIA – HISTORIC DISTRICT & BEYOND

  • 10 am to 6 pm
  • Hwy 280 East at Jackson Street South

SWEET DOWNTOWN SAVINGS

  • 10 am to 6 pm 

CARNIVAL

  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road
  • 5-10:30 pm

OPENING CEREMONIES | STREET DANCE, FIREWORKS

  • 5:30 pm Gates Open
  • Music starts at 6:00 pm | Fireworks start at dark
  • NEW LOCATION!! Vidalia Regional Airport
    • Enter from McNatt Street, Follow Signage

Saturday, April 24

43RD ANNUAL VIDALIA ONION RUN

  • 7:30 am  1-mile Fun Run/Walk
  • 8 am  5K & 10K Run/Walk
  • Races begin at the corner of Church St. and 2nd St., Downtown Vidalia

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

  • 9 am to 6 pm
  • Airport Rd. off of Highway 280 in Vidalia

FIRESTONE BIGFOOT MONSTER TRUCK

  • 9am-11:30am at Georgia Tire

WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN VIDALIA – HISTORIC DISTRICT & BEYOND

  • 10 am to 6 pm
  • Hwy 280 East at Corner of Jackson Street South

SWEET DOWNTOWN SAVINGS

  • 10 am to 6 pm

CARNIVAL

  • 10 am to 10:30 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

VIDALIA ONION RECIPE CONTEST AND PUBLIC TASTING

  • *Pre-registration is required by Noon, Friday, April 23
  • 12pm Public Tasting
  • Vidalia Community Center | 107 Old Airport Road

FIRESTONE BIGFOOT MONSTER TRUCK

  • 12:30 Car Crush Event (E. First Street/Hwy 280 next to Auto Zone)

 WORLD FAMOUS ONION EATING CONTEST

  • 4pm Competition Begins
  • Inside the Arts and Crafts Show on Airport Road in Vidalia

SATURDAY CONCERT, FIREWORKS

  • 4pm Gates Open | 5pm Music Starts
  • NEW LOCATION!! Vidalia Regional Airport
    • Enter from McNatt Street, Follow Signage

Sunday, April 25

ARTS & CRAFTS

  • 10 am to 4 pm
  • Airport Rd. off of Highway 280 in Vidalia

CARNIVAL

  • 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Behind Arts & Crafts on Airport Road

The Vidalia Onion Festival would not be possible without the generous support and participation of our sponsors.

From media coverage to funding entertainment to demonstrations and product donation, our sponsors have helped us create a unique event for the people living in and visiting the Sweet Onion City.