California Watermelon Festivals in 2019: Find a Watermelon Festival Near You!
Looking for a Watermelon festival in California in 2019?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Watermelon
festivals in California we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more Watermelon 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
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or
at the last minute. . 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.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2019 California Watermelon Festivals
Watermelons typically ripen from June (in northern Florida and Texas)
through July, August and September in the mid-Atlantic,
Midwest and New England. July and August
dominatesas the months for Watermelon production (and festivals)
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, watermelons are
grown commercially far fewer states, since they require warmer
temperatures and a much longer season.
There are two general types of Watermelon festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Watermelon festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making Watermelon jam, freezing watermelons, Watermelon pies and
Community Watermelon Festivals
Alpine Village Oktoberfest - every Friday to Sunday
from the second week in September through the end of October
833 West Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502. Phone: (310)
327-4384. Among the fun activities is a cow-milking contest,
Woodsawing, Steinholding, Food, Beer, Chicken Dance and MUCH
more! Beer Garden: Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Alpine Inn:
Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. THE LARGEST AND LONGEST
OKTOBERFEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! OMM PA PA BRASS BANDS.
- California Watermelon Festival - July 28 and 29, 2018
Foothill Blvd, Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342. Email: [email protected].
Directions: The Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in Lake View Terrace is
easy to access right off the 210 Freeway. Just take the Osborne
street exit and head south on Foothill Blvd (away from the
hills). Travel a quarter mile and you're at the entrance. Parking
is $7. Watermelon drinks, watermelon foods, a beer tent,
fantastic music acts, all kinds of yummy foods, a culinary tent
dedicated to amazing watermelon carvers and cooking
demonstrations. And stunt cyclists doing flips over your head,
children's theater musicals, popsicles, balloon twisters, magic
shows, crafts, clowns, games and prizes, bubble parties,
watermelon cotton candy, even unlimited pony rides, all included
with your ticket!
- Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Festival
Huntington Beach, CA.
Slice of Chico - Second Friday and Saturday in July,
from 9 am to 5 pm,
Downtown Chico, CA. Phone: 530-345-6500.
The Downtown Shopping event of the summer, takes place14-15,
2017. Most stores will be open by 9am both days and the best
deals are sure to be uncovered on Friday! On Saturday the 15th,
the DCBA will hand out ice-cold slices of watermelon to our
downtown guests from the official watermelon station on 3rd
Street in front of Made In Chico/Chico Sweet Confections.
(Watermelon available while supplies last - typically around
3pm.) This wonderful community event will also help us bring to a
close our First Downtown Chico Restaurant Week (July 7 - 16).
What better way to wrap-up the "Hottest 10 days in Downtown
Chico!" Sizzling HOT prices and ICE Cold Watermelon!
Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival at the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.
Open: FRI from 5:00pm - 10:00pm; SAT from 12:00pm - 10:00pm; SUN
from 12:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission: General: $10 | Kids: $5.
Click here to SAVE 20%. There are a whole bunch of different
activities at the Watermelon Festival from food and shopping to
games, and bands. All ages are welcome and there is something for
everyone. Free watermelon all weekend long. We ll slice and dice
until your stomach is full. Traditional booth games, Arcade games
and more. Test your skills at the amusement booths ring toss,
darts and carnival games of all kinds! Join a seed spitting
contest or try your luck at the raffle. You could win prizes,
cash, and more at the evening drawings. Clothing, jewelry, gifts,
arts & crafts, face painting, palm and card reading, and more!
Great bands from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. You ve heard their
songs on commercials, radio, television and movies now come see
them perform live. Details to come! Check back to find out which
great bands will be in the line-up for your enjoyment. From
originals to covers, Click here to see our entertainment lineup.
Fun for the Kids: Animals for kids to pet and story telling from
The Village Poets.
Does your youngster love animals? They can
play with animals that you probably wouldn t find in the
neighborhood. We ve got goats, sheep, and more. There will also
be story telling, clowns, funny balloons and special entertainers
just for the kids. The little ones will be sure to love all our
games, prizes, foods, snacks, deserts, face painting and more!
And tons of contests for tons of talent. We ve got tons of fun
contests each and every year at the Watermelon Festival. There is
something for everyone s talents Recipe Contests, Poetry
Contests, Watermelon Eating Contests, Watermelon Carving
Contests, Seed Spitting Contests, and more. Be sure to view our
contests page to learn more about this year s competitions.
Farm Watermelon Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO strawberries then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Watermelon Information: Watermelon jelly and
Pickled watermelon rinds
Besides eating them fresh, watermelons make two
great preserves which are really easy to make with these
illustrated, step-by-step instructions:
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!