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Georgia's Sweet Vidalia Onions

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The Vidalia Onion Festival
The Vidalia Onion Festival takes place in Vidalia, Georgia each spring.

The Vidalia Onion Festival takes place in Vidalia, Georgia each spring.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Vidalia Onion Festival Committee
The springtime Vidalia Onion Festival celebrates the annual harvest of Georgia's official state vegetable, the sweet Vidalia Onion. The first Vidalia Onion Festival was organized in 1978 by local civic groups to promote the Vidalia Onion and raise funds for the community. Since its humble beginnings, the Vidalia Onion Festival has grown in popularity to attract as many as 75,000 visitors in recent years.

Onion lovers are able to enjoy freshly cooked Vidalia onion rings, an onion eating contest and onion cooking demonstrations. Other eagerly awaited Festival activities include a street dance, rodeo, children’s parade, fireworks, carnival rides, musical entertainment, the Vidalia Onion Arts and Craft Festival and more.

2014 Vidalia Onion Festival - Celebrating its 37th year, the 2014 Vidalia Onion Festival will be held April 24 - 27, 2014.

Location of Vidalia, Georgia - South Georgia on US-280, about three miles from US-1 and 18 miles south from exit 90 of I-16. Driving distances from several locations are:
  • Savannah, Georgia - 96 miles
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina - 128 miles
  • Jacksonville, Florida - 159 miles
  • Atlanta, Georgia - 189 miles
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Additional Information - Vidalia Onion Festival Website

Vidalia Onion Recipes

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