Can’t get enough Vidalia onions? You’re not alone in your love of Georgia’s official state vegetable. After five years of planning by Vidalia fanatics, a museum celebrating the sweet onions is set to open at the end of April.
The Vidalia Onion Museum in Vidalia, Georgia will feature an array of educational exhibits that showcase the history and significance of the beloved onion. There will also be hands-on exhibits for kids and a Vidalia onion field.
The museum will open to the public on Friday, April 29th with a star-studded chefs luncheon and ribbon cutting ceremony. Participating chefs include Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill, Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Tracey Bloom of Ray’s at Killer Creek, James Beard award winner Jeffrey Buben of Vidalia restaurant and cookbook author Gena Knox.
The museum’s grand opening coincides with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The weekend of festivities includes parades, concerts and onion-eating contests. Visit www.vidaliaonionfestival.com for more details.
The Vidalia Onion Museum is located at 100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Drive and will open to the public on Friday, April 29th at 3pm. The museum will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm with tours available on Saturday.
For more information visit www.vidaliaonion.org or call (912) 537-1918.
image from the Vidalia Onion Committee’s website