Home of the World Famous Vidalia Sweet Onion
Celebrating Our 37th Year!
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The 37th Annual
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival
~ May 11, 2013 ~
Glennville’s biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, has hosted over 35 years 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.
2013 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion
Click here to sign her Guest Book.
Onion Festival Day Schedule
~ May 11, 2013 ~
8:00am - Sweet Onion Run
Pre-registration on race day 7:00 - 7:45am
Location: Southern Medical Group, Hwy. 301
Festival Gates Open 9:00am - 6:00pm
(State Farmers Market)
$5.00 adults $3.00 children
Children under 2 FREE!
Military / Individuals FREE with military ID.
9:45am - Parade
2:00pm - World Championship Turtle Race
Sponsored by First Christian Church
7:00pm - 9th Annual Sweet Onion "Homecoming" Gospel Sing. Southern Gospel Music "Gaither" Style at the Glennville City Auditorium. 30 Member Choir to include: The Bland Family, Gloryland Quartet, New Life Quartet and Live Music Provided by The Sammy Glass Family.
Adults is $5, Kid 12 and under Free.
A love offering will be taken.