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The 36th Annual
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival
May 12, 2012

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.


Onion Festival Day Schedule
May 12, 2012

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 - 7th Annual Sweet Onion "Homecoming" Gospel Sing. Southern Gospel Music "Gaither" Style at the Glennville City Auditorium. 30 Member Choir to include: The Bland Family, Driven Quartet, 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.

For More Information, Contact City Hall: (912) 654-2461

Visit the Official Website


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