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Blue Angels Coming to Vidalia Onion Festival
Sunday, 31 March 2013

March 31-- Organizers of the 36th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival have confirmed the world famous United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, TheBlue Angels, are planning to perform at this year’s Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2013. The celebration of Georgia’s State Vegetable in historic Vidalia, Georgia will run April 18-21 and will include performances by music legend The Charlie Daniels Bandand hit singer/songwriter and Lyons, Georgia-nativeCraig Campbellon April 20.

Earlier this month, news reports began circulating that the budget crisis in Washington, DC could ground air show exhibitions nationwide including the Thunderbirds, the Golden Knights parachute team and the Pensacola-based Blue Angels. Fans are encouraged to visit the event website at www.vidaliaonionfestival.comand "Vidalia Onion Festival" Facebook page for the latest event information.

"The Blue Angels are a huge draw for the Festival, and we were very disappointed when rumors began circulating about them having to cancel,” said entertainment producer Randy Harrell of Clyde Masters Productions, LLC. “People love to watch an air show, and we’re excited the Blue Angels are still planning on being a part of this year’s Festival.”

This year’s festivities kick off Thursday, April 18 with the Children’s Parade.

The official Opening Ceremonies begin at the Vidalia Regional Airport at 6:00 pm on the 19th. Gates at the airport open at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 20, and The Blue Angels program begins at 12:30 pm. Music will begin that night at 7:00 pm.

Weekend parking passes (unlimited entry) are $40. Friday parking passes (single entry) are $10. Saturday parking passes (single entry) are $25. Sunday parking passes (single entry) are $15. All fees are per car.

For a complete list of events, directions, news, parking, photos, sponsors and more, visit http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com.


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