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Annual Vidalia Onion Festival underway in Toombs County

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VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) -

The 37th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival kicked off Thursday in Toombs County.

This year's festival runs April 24-27 in downtown Vidalia.

The 4-day family-friendly event, held each spring, celebrates the harvesting of the famous Vidalia Sweet Onion crop. It offers an array of fun-filled activities the entire family can enjoy.

Several events were held earlier in the month in conjunction to the annual festival such as a Battle of the Bands, Pageants, a Youth Boys Baseball Tournament and a carnival.

Thursday's children's parade and opening ceremonies will kick off the festivities, which will include a street dance, Sweet Onion car show, arts & crafts festival, Sweet Onion Antique Sale, Vidalia Onion Festival concert featuring Uncle Kracker as the headline act, Carnival, an Onion Run, the always favorite onion eating contest and much more.

For full festival details including driving directions, click here.

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