You want to check out the Vidalia Onion Festival but is it worth bringing your whole family? Yes! There’s plenty of fun for everyone from kids to adults. Here are my picks for amusing your whole crew:
1.) Children’s Parade – Kids 12 and younger are encouraged to dress up as animals you’d see if you were on a safari and strut their stuff on the streets of Vidalia. Prizes will be awarded for costumes during this April 24 event.
2.) Street Dance with The Temptations Review with Dennis Edwards – Music comes to the streets at entire families bring their lawn chairs and blankets to listen to the sounds of Motown in downtown Vidalia.
3.) Aviation Activities – The Vidalia Regional Airport will be hosting a wide variety of aviation themed activities perfect for families throughout the festival. Whether you want to skydive, stay on the ground and peek inside a cockpit, or watch planes take off and land, there’s something for everyone.
4.) Movie Under the Stars – Bring lounge chairs to enjoy Despicable Me 2 on the large outdoor movie screen, under the stars for free on April 24.
5.) Vidalia Onion Chuck-Wagon Cook-Off – Kids love trying new things and testing their limits which are two reasons why a food tasting is the perfect way to spend some time exploring the Vidalia Onion Festival.
6.) World Famous Onion Eating Contest – If your kids are feeling brave, they can enter this contest which breaks down the eaters into various age categories on April 26. Prizes will be awarded in each category.
7.) The Carnival – Head to the Vidalia Regional Airport for all things carnival related. On Sunday, it’s dollar ride day and there’s free parking!
8.) Buckhorn Creek Ranch – Visit with a herd of domestic and exotic animals via wagon tour at this 250-acre working farm and wildlife preserve. Plus with admission you’ll get access to a petting zoo where you’re invited to feed a deer or try to catch a chicken.
9.) Vidalia Onion Factory Tours – Try 10 flavors of frozen yogurt by their new brand Yo-So Sweet including Vidalia Onion Yogurt with 70 plus toppings to choose from as you tour this family-run business.
10.) Montgomery County Historic Village Spring Festival – Travel back in time to 19th Century rural Georgia at this free event that promises plenty of fun and hands-on activities including churning butter, beating biscuits, making cornhusk dolls, enjoying toe-tapping old-time music, and meeting goats and mules.