Pro Football Hall of Fame member Shannon Sharpe and his brother, former Pro Bowl receiver Sterling Sharpe, will be the parade grand marshals for the Sweet Onion Festival Saturday in Glennville.
The event, the 36th annual festival in honor of the Vidalia onion, will start with a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 3.1-mile run at 8 a.m.
Festival gates open at the State Farmers’ Market on Highway 301 S. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. through downtown Glennville and onto South Veterans Boulevard.
The Sharpes also will be keynote speakers at the noon program.
Entertainment will begin at 1 p.m., while the turtle races will start at 2 p.m.
More than 100 arts and crafts exhibitors will be on hand. Entertainment incudes children’s games, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, “rock climbing,” children’s train rides, a giant slide and a bounce house.
Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child. There is no charge to active military with ID and their families.
For more information, call 654-3332 or 654-2515.