Texas Watermelon Festivals in 2021: Find a Watermelon Festival Near You!
Looking for a Watermelon festival in Texas in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Watermelon
festivals in Texas 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!
2021 Texas 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
Alamo Watermelon Festival - May 12, 2018 from 3PM
Alamo Central Park, Alamo, TX 78516. Phone:
956.787.6622. There will be slices of watermelon, there
will also be a watermelon-eating contest, a seed-spitting
contest, kiddie rides, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, the
famous BBQ Cook-Off and live music. It's the perfect event to
attend with your family or friends if you're looking for some
culture-rich, friendly fun. From rides for the kids, to contests
and food and craft vendors, there's no telling where the fun will
begin and end. There's something for everyone, whether you'll be
there for the food or entertainment. If you're looking for your
next family outing, look no further. The best part? Profits
earned at the festival will help support small business growth in
the city. The only thing better than refreshing watermelon in the
South Texas heat is a South Texas BBQ Cook-Off. From your
favorites like fajitas and ribs to even more delectable eats like
juicy pulled pork cooked to perfection, you can try it all. The
teams participating in the cook-off will be locals, and that
makes this festival even more rewarding to attend. Supporting
your fellow community members in this way is what makes this city
so great. ANd Live Music. If everything we mentioned before
wasn't enough to interest you, then know that this festival is
FREE of charge and open to the general public.
Center, TX WHAT-A-Melon Festival - July
Historic Center Square. Center, TX 75935. Phone: (936) 598-3682 .
Email: [email protected]. Watermelon weighing
contest, children's tent, watermelon "biggest bite" contest, seed
spittin' contest, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and food
De Leon Peach and Melon Festival - August,
Tuesday to Saturday
Festival grounds and Downtown, De Leon,
TX. Judging of 4H Cake Entries Festival Stage,
Judging of Peach Desserts Festival Stage, Judging of Melons and
Fruits Festival Stage, Talley Amusement Carnival Begins
Festival Grounds, Street Parade Begins Downtown, Kids Tractor
Pulls Festival Grounds, 5K "Watermelon Crawl" Downtown, Seed
Spitting Contest Downtown, Free Watermelon Slicing Downtown,
Talley Amusement Carnival Begins Festival Grounds,
Gospel/Bluegrass Festival Stage
Tractor Pulls OTTPA and TTTPA
Tractor Pull Arena, Presentation of Miss De Leon Festival Stage.
- McDade Watermelon Festival
- Always the 2nd Saturday in July!
McDade, Texas. Phone:
512-332-1270. Email: [email protected]. Street
dance with live music, food and beverages. Melon weigh-in
followed by a parade and a full day of music, food, games, melon
auction, and much, much more!
- Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival -
over 29 years, mid July weekend starts at 9 am
Hempstead, Texas. The Watermelon Capital of Texas. Music, parade,
great food and BBQ cookoff. Homegrown and commercial watermelon
contests. Quilt Show, See the Hempstead Watermelon Festival event page here.
schedule for 2020:
THURSDAY 5:00 PM - Carnival Opens, 11th and Main St.
FRIDAY 5:00 PM - Carnival Opens, 11th and Main St.; 6:00 PM - Jr.
BBQ Cook-Off, Gazebo Park; 7:00 PM - Street Dance, Depot Park
SATURDAY 9:00 AM Watermelon Festival Parade, Austin St., Quilt Show Starts, City
Hall; Vendors Open, Downtown
10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies, Gazebo Park; Queen Coronation, Gazebo Park; Parade Awards, Gazebo Park; BBQ Judging
Starts, Fire Station
1:30 PM Watermelon Eating Contest, Gazebo Park; Seed Spitting Contest, Gazebo Park
2:00 PM - Watermelon Auction,
5:00 PM - BBQ Cook-Off Awards, Depot Park
8:45 PM - Stop Selling Raffle Tickets
9:00 PM -12:00 AM - Street Dance Depot
9:30 PM - Raffle Drawing - Depot Park
12:00 AM - Shutdown
Naples TX Watermelon Festival and Rodeo - Held each year on the last full
weekend of July,
Naples, Texas. Parade, craft booths,
entertainment, a street dance, and a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo.
One of the biggest events in the area is the Naples, Texas
Watermelon Festival, held each year on the last full weekend in
July. The event draws people from far and wide, and a good time
is had by all. The Watermelon Festival has one of the major
parades in North East Texas, many craft booths, special
entertainment, a street dance, and a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo
during the week of events.
- Luling Watermelon Thump festival - Late June
Luling, Texas. The Watermelon Thump Association is a group of
volunteers that meet monthly most of the year and weekly the two
month prior to the big event, The Watermelon Thump. Led by its
board, the Thump Association organizes a very large festival for
a small town. For four days, the small population town of Luling,
Texas (5800) brings in tens of thousands of visitors for a
weekend of fun and music and the biggest seed-spitting contest in
America. Every year kids love seeing everything we have to offer:
watermelon, carnival rides, petting zoo, ice cream and more!
World Championship WATERMELON Seed Spitting Competitions on
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (with Cash Prizes). WATERMELON Eating
Competitions on Saturday afternoon (with Cash Prizes). The
WATERMELON Thump Queen is Crowned on Thursday Evening.
WATERMELON Served in our Food Vendors Area all Weekend.
Champion WATERMELON Weigh In on Thursday Afternoon. Champion
WATERMELON Auction on Saturday afternoon. WATERMELON Items
of all Kinds in the Exhibitor Market All Weekend.
WATERMELON Beer & Wine Coolers Sold in the Beer Gardens All
Weekend. WATERMELON Thump Parade on Saturday Morning.
- Stockdale Annual Watermelon Jubilee - Always the
third weekend in June, Thursday through Saturday
Texas. First celebrated in 1937, the Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee
is one of the oldest watermelon festivals in Texas. The Jubilee
is a refreshing slice of summer time fun. Come join us, we're
sure you'll have a great time! All activities except the parade
are held at the beautiful Stockdale city park.
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!