Onion FestivalsOnion Festivals in 2019: Where, When and More to Find an Onion Festival Near You!

Looking for a Onion festival in November 2019? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Onion festivals are held through the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia and much of the world. All the Onion festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love apples, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Onion festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Always click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Onion Festivals in 2019: Where, When and More to Find an Onion Festival Near You!

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United States

California

  • Onion Festival - April
    Barioni Boulevard and Imperial Avenue, Imperial, CA. The festival is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 pm on a Saturday each April in Imperial between 7th and 9th streets centered along Barioni Boulevard and Imperial Avenue.
    That's all I know about this one.  Anyone have more information, like their website?  If so, please write me!

 

Georgia

  • Glennville Sweet Onion Festival - May
    State Farmers Market, Glennville, GA. Glennville's biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, has hosted over 34 years of events, and sunny skies have 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.  Festival Gates Open 9:00am - 6:00pm, $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
  • Vidalia Onion Festival - Late April (over 30 years)
    Multiple locations, Vidalia, GA. Phone: 912-538-8687. Email:  [email protected]. Each spring, Vidalia anticipates the harvest of Georgia’s Official State Vegetable, the internationally known Vidalia Sweet Onion. The occasion is celebrated with an array of fun-filled activities. The festival lasts an entire weekend and normally kicks off with the opening ceremonies on Thursday night, featuring a themed children's parade and several special performances. Friday brings a fun-filled street dance, where you can eat to your heart's content. On Saturday and Sunday enjoy the arts and crafts festival or attend the air showThe Vidalia Onion Festival has been featured on The Food Network. Admission to Friday’s Street Dance downtown was (in 2019) $5 ages 6-Adult; children 5 and under admitted free. Admission at the gate to Saturday’s Concert at the Stage at City Park in Downtown Vidalia is $25 per person. See Concert page for Early Bird Specials. No Coolers, No Outside Food or Beverage, No Outside Containers, No Pets. Locations and events (see the map below)
    Stage at City Park
    Carnival
    Recipe Contest & Public Tasting
    Arts & Crafts & Onion Eating Contest
    Onion Run
    Southern Gospel Music Fest
    Information Booth
    Buy Onion Rings here
    Ladson Genealogical Library
    Vidalia Onion Museum & Welcome Center

Hawaii

  • Maui Onion Festival - First Weekend in May
    Kaanapli, HI. Phone: (808) 875-0457. Sweet onions served many ways, from onion rings to onion pizza, gumbo and onions smothered on chicken, goat cheese, etc. They have an onion recipe contest, an onion eating contest and a parade. For information, contact Whalers Village at 808-661-4567 or email [email protected]. Media contact: Charlene Kauhane of Kauhane Communications, Inc. at [email protected] or call 808-243-2290.Pine Island Annual Onion Festival

New York

  • Elba Onion Annual Festival -  Since 1937, on a Saturday in July  from 12 pm  til 8pm
    Elba Village Park. Kiddie Parade at noon, Kids tractor pull at 12:30. The festival also includes parades, food, music and a pageant competition.Firemen’s parade at 4pm, followed by the crowning of the Onion Queen. Food, music, and family fun.The town of Elba, New York claims to be the "Onion Capital of the World". 
  • Pine Island’s Annual Onion Festival - Usually held on a Sunday in Early September, begins at 2 pm
    Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion, Pine Island, NY. Phone: 845-258-1469 for more information and to sign up.  The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America. This event also is held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival  For advance tickets to the Annual Onion Festival, call 1-800-724-0727.

Texas

  • Texas Onion Fest - Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Mayor Pablo Pena City Park, 300 N. Airport, Westlaco, TX. Phone: (956) 968-2102.. The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco. The name of the 1015 onion came from the suggested planting date, October 15. Texas Onion Fest is sponsored by the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce. The festivities include live entertainment on two stages, the exciting Onion Eating Contest, delicious food, commercial booths, kiddie rides, two performances by the Dancing Horses at the Charro Arena, 1015 Market, Car Show, cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Center, and so much more! Texas Onion Fest, more information.
    GATE ADMISSION Gates open Saturday at 9 a.m.
    PARKING / GATE ENTRANCES Parking is free. Gate entrances are located at at Airport Dr. and Dolores Huerta Blvd.
    HANDICAP PARKING The east side parking lot near Airport Drive is designated for vehicles with handicap permits. No outside food or beverages, pets, or weapons.
    CONTACT INFORMATION For more information, call the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce

Utah

  • Payson Golden Onion Days - September
    Payson, UT. Helicopter rides, a parade, talent contents, law mower races, an dloads of onion dishes!

Washington State

  • Walla Walla 35th Annual Sweet Onion Festival - Saturday in mid to late July
    Main Street Downtown Walla Walla between 3rd & 4th street, Walla Walla, WA. Phone: (509) 529-8755. Email [email protected]. Fun for the whole family  Come join us as we celebrate the local agricultural community and highlight the Washington State’s official vegetable, the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. This is one of Walla Walla’s finest traditions and family friendly event. This festival includes Executive Chef’s demonstrations using the Walla Walla Sweet Onion, Entertainment, Live Music, Awesome KidZone brought to you by The Children’s Museum of Walla Walla, Your Green Life, Food Vendors showcasing the Walla Walla Sweet Onion, Artisan Vendors, Informational Vendors and so much more!  And don’t forget about the Friday Night 5K Funion Run…..run starts at 8pm.
    To become a vendor, please contact Cindy Frost, Event Manager


Canada

Ontario

  • Peterborough Purple Onion Festival - Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
    Millennium Park, 130 King St., Peterborough, Ontario. Phone: 905-515-3179. Email: [email protected]. The 9th Annual Purple Onion Festival is a beautiful Autumnal Equinox Festival celebrating our local bounty and harvest; bright and colourful with booth after booth over spilling with the best of the season's crop. This year there is an outstanding lineup of local musicians all day long while you browse, shop and explore through the local vendors. This family fun event is all about the community supporting our Local Economy! If you are longing for a truly local Peterborough experience, this is the place to be with excitement for all ages!

Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

Gloucester

  • Newent Onion Fayre - Saturday, 14 Sepetmber 2019, Starts 10am; Don't miss the grand parade at 10:45!
    Newent, United Kingdom.. Phone: 07960 731180 or 01531 821610. Email: [email protected]. THREE stages of Live music, Food Village, Dog Show, street entertainers, dancing, fairground rides, exhibitions, lakeside events and over 100 stands. From fresh local food and produce, lunches and snacks, through to beers, wines, ciders and juice, there's a lot more than just onions! Newent Onion Fayre is a great day out for all the family, Check out the Funion Zone for all sorts of exciting childrens activities

Australia

Germany

  • Onion Festival (weimar zwiebelfest) - Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
    WeWeimar, Germany. The onion festival was established in 1653. This unusual and special event takes place annually in the onion market of the city of Weimar. The event attracts about 300,000 visitors every year. The event has a huge variety of onions and also beer and food counters, contests and an Onion Queen coronation. .

Italy

  • Festa della Cipolla di Cannara - from 3 to 8 and from 10 to 15 September 2019
    Piazza Umberto I, 3 , Cannock, Cannara 06033. Phone. 339.2122140. Email: [email protected]. Cannara turns into a city of taste and fun. La Cipolla, the onion is central to the festival with shows, the competitions, the food and the fun.  Evenings and weekends appreciating the great ability of the vendors and booths in turning the motto “give me an onion and I'll cook the world” into reality.