Wednesday, April 25-29, 2001
Gate opens April 25-29 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at Kiwanis Fairgrounds

Sponsored by: Vidalia Lions Club

Located at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Airport Road of Highway 280 East. The world's finest riding devices and attractions provided by Geren Rides. Fun for the entire family!

For more information, contact Lorraine McDilda at (912) 537-8124

Thursday, April 26, 2001
Children's Parade
6:00 p.m. Staging and Judging
6:30 p.m. Parade Begins
7:00 p.m. Awards Presentation
Southeastern Technical College

Sponsored by:

Located at Southeastern Technical College with the staging and judging at the Toombs County Chamber of Commerce. Cash prizes for the best costumes. Free T-shirts to the first 100 children to pre-register! Registration forms available at local school and at the Vidalia/Toombs County Library.

This year's theme, "BE YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL"! Children need to arrive, in costume, at 5:45 p.m. .

For more information, contact Tracey Adams at (912) 538-3100

Saturday, April 28, 2001
24th Annual Vidalia Onion Run
7:50 a.m. Two Mile Fun Run and Walk
8:30 a.m. 10K Onion Run and Walk
First Baptist Church of Vidalia Parking Lot

Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club of Vidalia

Awards in each category of the 10K run, and for the top male and female finishers of the Two Mile Fun Run. T-shirts to all entrants. $5,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Pre-registration entry fee: $9 / Day of the race: $15 / Students pre-registration: $6. Fun Filled races with military cannon starts, and comedic emcee. Fruits and fluids for participants. All activities located at First Baptist Church in downtown Vidalia, at the intersection of First and Church Streets.

For more information, contact Dennis Ingley at (912) 537-1120 or Debbie Kittrell at (912) 537-0545

Saturday, April 28, 2001
4th Annual Kids "Caught on Fishing" Rodeo and Exposition
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Southeastern Technical College

Sponsored by:

Brantley Marine and Gun
Four Rivers Bassmasters

Fishing exhibits, fun, games and prizes for "kids" of all ages. Fishing seminars by the pros for young and old alike. Plenty of exhibits of the latest and greatest fishing boats and equipment. Younger kids (4-14), can compete for the prizes in casting and fishing competitions. To pre-register contact any of the sponsors. Rodeo held at southeastern Technical College on Highway 280.

For more information, contact David Yarbrough at (912) 538-3119

Saturday, April 28, 2001
2nd Annual Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza
6:00 p.m.
Southeastern Technical College

Sponsored by: AAA Office Products

Again this year, Pam Thompson, Registered Dietician and author of the "Original Vidalia Onion Cookbook", brings her knowledge and talent of creative ways to cook and decorate with our world-famous Vidalia Onion to this exciting event designed to entertain those from ages 4-94! With many new taste tantalizing recipes and creative decorating ideas, Pam and her guest presenters will WOW you. Kids will be involved in many activities using the Vidalia Onion, whether it's decorating, cooking or painting. No admission will be charged, but tickets are required for both kids and adults.

Ticket information soon!
Contact Pam Thompson at (912) 537-2556 or Patsy Douglas at (912) 538-8687


Vidalia is conveniently located between Macon and Savannah on Georgia Hwy. 280.
Call (912) 538-TOUR / 8687
for more information or for a free brochure.
The Onion Festival mailing address is:
The Onion Festival
P.O. Box 2285 Vidalia, GA 30475
Mark your calendars for April 26th thru 29th and join in on all the fun and hospitality of Vidalia
as we celebrate the Georgia State Vegetable, The Sweet "Vidalia Onion"!

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