Don’t Miss The 2018 Winterville Watermelon Festival


After 33 years, it’s a can’t-miss event in Winterville, NC, drawing crowds from near and far for three fun-filled days of celebration, music, carnival games and rides, and plenty of summer’s juiciest fruit. We’re talking about the Winterville Watermelon Festival, and if you’re from around here, you’re probably already familiar with it. This year’s festival is scheduled for August 23 through August 25, and it may be the best fest yet!

Watermelon Takes Center Stage in Winterville

The highlight of the festivities is Saturday night’s Watermelon Jam, a high-energy, no-holds-barred concert that this year is featuring award-winning country artist Scotty McCreery and Chase Bryant. Special guests Smithfield and the Justin West Band will also perform. Tickets for the Watermelon Jam are available online for $10 (general admission) or $20 (including a pit pass). The concert is expected to be a huge hit, so get your tickets while they last!

Here are some of the family-fun activities you can look forward to throughout the Festival:

  • “Night of Celebration” on Thursday, August 23, with worship bands, food, and rides
  • “Family Fun Night” on Friday, August 24
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Midway games
  • Carnival Rides
  • Watermelon parade
  • Flea market and commercial vendors
  • Live music from local and nationally known artists

Food vendors will be on hand throughout the event selling watermelon-inspired treats as well as classic fair concessions like funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs.

Whether you come for the music, the rides, the food, or the entire experience, you’re sure to have a great time at the 33rd annual Winterville Watermelon Festival. Mark your calendar and plan to be there!

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