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Home of the World Famous Vidalia   Sweet Onion
~ Celebrating Our 42nd Year! ~
All Rights Reserved  Stuart Bland & Glennville Sweet Onion Committee

The 42nd Annual
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival
~ May 12, 2018 ~
Glennville’s biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, is now in its 40th year of events, and sunny skies have just about shone upon every one. The festive day on the second Saturday of each May celebrates the  harvesting of the famous Vidalia sweet onion crop. The day begins with a  sweet onion run and walk and a downtown parade. Then on to the State Farmers’ Market on Highway 301 South for an array of arts and crafts, delightful entertainment, children's rides and games, delectable food (that includes fried sweet onion rings and blooming onions). The event draws over 6,000 people each year.
Tattnall County, of which the community of Glennville is the largest, grows more Vidalia Sweet Onions than any of the other official Georgia Department of Agriculture Vidalia Sweet Onion growing counties, contributing approximately half of the entire state crop each year.
2018 Sweet Onion Festival Day Schedule
~ May 12, 2018 ~

8:00am - Sweet Onion Run
Pre-registration on race day
1- Mile - 7:30 a.m.
5K - 8:00 a.m.
Location: Southern Medical Group, Hwy. 301

Festival Gates Open 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(State Farmers Market)
$5.00 adults   $3.00 children
Children under 2 FREE!
Military / Individuals  FREE with military ID.

9:45 a.m. - Parade (Broadcast LIVE on WTOC)

2:00 p.m. - World Championship Turtle Race
Sponsored by First Christian Church

Miss Ansley Dykes ~ 2018 Sweet Onion Queen