Festival Events

a sweet celebration

Each spring, food lovers across the nation anticipate the harvest of Georgia’s Official State Vegetable, the famous Vidalia® Onion. The Vidalia community celebrates the occasion with a four-day festival that’s packed with fun-filled activities that offer something for everyone. The Vidalia Onion Festival has been featured on The Food Network and recognized as one of the Five Don’t-Miss Festivals Across the U.S. by MSNBC and a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. Join us for a sweet time in Vidalia!

Tuesday | 4/23

Local Entertainment & Movie Under The Stars

  • 6pm – Local Entertainment

  • 8pm Movie starts

wednesday | 4/24

Annual vidalia onion chalk walk

  • 10:30 am until

  • Church Street, Meadows Street E., Jackson Street in Downtown Historic District

CARNIVAL

Thursday | 4/25

Pal theater documentary

  • 1pm & 3pm

  • Experience the history of the Pal Theatre on film as told by local citizens and members of the Brice family

  • Pal Theatre, 122 Church St., Vidalia

CARNIVAL

Downtown Vendors

  • 5:30pm until end of concert

Street Dance | opening ceremonies | fireworks

  • $5 Admission

  • Children 5 & under FREE

  • 5:30pm Gates open

  • 6pm Music Starts  

  • At Dark – Fireworks

  • Music continues

  • Ronnie A. Dixon City Park, 114 Jackson St., Vidalia

Tales from the Altamaha, 

Friday | 4/26

Mimosas & Onion Art #1

  • 10 am

  • Purchase Tickets here 

  • Pal Theater, 122 Church St., Vidalia

SWEET ONION RINGS & Things

  • 10 am to 4 pm

  • Hwy 280 East at Jackson Street South

SWEET SHOPPING

  • Visit our diverse specialty and boutique shops in Downtown and beyond and satisfy your taste buds in our locally owned eateries.

Mimosas & Onion Art #2

  • 1 pm

  • Purchase Tickets here 

  • Pal Theater, 122 Church St., Vidalia

Carnival

  • 5-11:00 pm
    Behind Arts and Crafts on Airport Rd.

Downtown Vendors

  • 10:00am until end of concert

Friday Night CONCERT

  • 5pm Gates open

  • 6:00pm Musician: to be Announced

 

Tales from the Altamaha, 

Sweet Onion Showdown- Bulls, Broncos & Barrels

  • 6pm Gates open 

  • 8pm Show starts

  • 529 Quint Shrine Rd., Lyons

  • $15 General Admission, $10 Ages 7-12 , Free 6 and under 

Saturday | 4/27

45th ANNUAL VIDALIA ONION RUN

  • 7am Half Marathon

  • 7:20am 5k Run

  • 7:45am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • Races begin at the corner of Church St. and 2nd St., Downtown Vidalia

  • Register HERE

Air Show

  • Gates open at 9am

  • Show starts at 12pm

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

  • 9 am to 6 pm

  • Airport Rd. off of Highway 280 in Vidalia

  • $5 Admission ages 13/+

  • 4pm Onion Eating Contest

SWEET ONION RINGS & things

  • 10 am - 3pm

  • Hwy 280 East at Corner of Jackson Street South

SWEET SHOPPING

  • Visit our diverse specialty and boutique shops in Downtown and beyond and satisfy your taste buds in our locally owned eateries.

Downtown Vendors

  • 10:00am until end of concert

CARNIVAL

  • 10 am to 11:00 pm

  • Behind Arts and Crafts on Airport Rd.

VIDALIA ONION RECIPE CONTEST AND PUBLIC TASTING

  • *Pre-registration is required 

  • 12pm Public Tasting - Entries must arrive by 10am

  • $15 entry fee

  • Entry Application

  • Vidalia Community Center | 107 Old Airport Road

Tales from the Altamaha, 

 WORLD FAMOUS ONION EATING CONTEST

  • 4pm Competition Begins

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

Saturday Night 

  • 5:00pm Gates open

  • Sweet Onion Showdown- Bulls, Broncos & Barrels

  • 6pm Gates open 

  • 8pm Show starts

  • 529 Quint Shrine Rd., Lyons

  • $15 General Admission, $10 Ages 7-12 , Free 6 and under 

Sunday | 4/28

Air Show

  • Gates open at 9am

  • Show starts at 12pm

ARTS & CRAFTS

  • 10 am to 4 pm

  • Airport Rd. off of Highway 280 in Vidalia

CARNIVAL

  • 12 pm to 9 pm

Visit Us

100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr Vidalia, Ga 30474

Subscribe

Get the sweetest updates on events, music, routing, and more!

© 2023 Vidalia Onion Festival. All rights reserved.