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Home of the World Famous Vidalia Sweet Onion
~ Celebrating Our 40th Year! ~
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The 40th Annual
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival
~ May 14, 2016 ~
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.
2016 Sweet Onion Festival Day Schedule
~ May 14, 2016 ~
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
7:00pm - 16th Annual Sweet Onion "Homecoming" Gospel Sing. Southern Gospel Music "Gaither" Style at the Glennville City Auditorium. Featureing 30 Local artists on stage with live music provided by the Sammy Glass Family from Decatur, TN. Singing and comedy with a great message. There will be a $5.00 donation at the door and a love offering will be taken.
LIVE at the Glennville City Auditorium following the festival.
Miss McKenzie Boatright ~ 2016 Sweet Onion Queen