Each spring, Vidalia anticipates the harvest of Georgia’s Official State Vegetable, the internationally known, Vidalia Sweet Onion. Since 1978, we have celebrated this special occasion with an array of fun-filled events.
Pre-festival events include the Culinary Extravaganza and Vidalia Onion Pageants. Carnival starts on Wednesday; Thursday, enjoy the Children’s Parade, performances by local dance and gymnastics groups and Movie Under the Stars. Friday brings the Vidalia Onion Festival Opening Ceremonies, Street Dance and Fireworks where you can enjoy time with friends and neighbors. On Saturday, enjoy the Recipe Cook-Off and Public Tasting, the Kiwanis Onion Run, the Saturday Night Concert, the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, and Arts & Crafts which continues on Sunday. On even-numbered years beginning in 2020, attend the Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show at the Vidalia Regional Airport for dynamic aerobatic acts, pyrotechnics, warbirds, static displays and more.