Sweet Onion Rings

Fri. April 23 | 10 am to 5 pm & Sat. April 24 | 10 am to 3 pm 

Enjoy sweet onion rings & fare cooked by our Downtown Vidalia Association team adjacent to the downtown souvenir/information tent.

  • Hwy 280 East at Corner of Jackson Street South
  • For more information, call 912-537-8033

Recipe Contest & Public Tasting

Sat. April 24

Think you’ve got a winning Vidalia onion recipe?  Prove it!  Enter your best Vidalia Onion dish, to be judged on use of onions, taste, and presentation. You’ll cook at home then bring your creation in for judging and public tasting.  Categories include Main Dish, Side Dish, Appetizers and Miscellaneous. $500 Cash Prize to Overall Winner. Pre-registration is required by Noon, Friday, April 23, 2021.

  • 10am Dish Turn-in
  • 12pm Public Tasting Starts
  • $5 per person includes tasting privileges (while quantities last)
  • Vidalia Community Center, 107 Old Airport Road (behind KFC)
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Chelsea 912-326-1906 or Lauren 912-682-6399
  • See 2021 Recipe Contest Application on Applications page

World Famous Onion Eating Contest

Sat. April 24 | 4pm

Sweeten up by participating or just come see who can eat the most sweet baby onions.  This competition takes place inside the Arts and Crafts Show. Age categories are 11 and under, 12-16, and 17 & older. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Want to participate? Be there by 3:30 p.m. to register back stage of the Pavilion.

  • Inside the Arts and Crafts Show on Airport Road in Vidalia

Contest Details

Ages 11 and Under

  • 1st Place – $50
  • 2nd Place – $25
  • 3rd Place – $10
  • $5 to other participants

Ages 12 – 17

  • 1st Place – $50
  • 2nd Place – $25
  • 3rd Place – $10

Ages 18 and Above

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $50
  • 3rd Place – $25