N.C. Watermelon Festival
Fair Bluff, N.C.
 

Spreading the seeds of friendship everywhere we go...

Schedule of Events

Festival Day is scheduled for July 19, 2014.


Other events related to the festival will be held July 13 and July 18.




 Schedule OF events:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Watermelon Day


Columbus County

Community Farmers Market


132 Government Complex

Whiteville, NC


For more information call (910)207-8394



Visit between 8 a.m. - 12 noon to meet the Watermelon Festival Queens, sample watermelon and have some fun!

Sunday, July 13, 2014








Now accepting applications for the following events:


Sponsors

Parade

Vendors


North Carolina 

Watermelon Festival

Baby Miss/Master, Wee Miss/Master, Mini Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss Pageant


3 p.m.


West Columbus High School Auditorium


Admission: $8.00 per person

Friday, July 18, 2014

Southern Watermelon Delight and Dance


6:30 p.m.


Fair Bluff Baptist Christian Life Center


Main Street, Fair Bluff, NC


Tickets: $25.00 per person


Click here to download the form to order tickets


8:30 PM -- NC WATERMELON FESTIVAL STREET DANCE featuring Good Times DJ

Parking lot beside Fair Bluff Baptist Church, Main Street

FESTIVAL DAY

Saturday, July 19, 2014

7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.               Entries for Best Tastin’ Watermelons                         

                                           Watermelons must be pre-registered this year.

 --- Riverside Drive / Downtown Fair Bluff

Call 910-207-1698 to pre-register.

 

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.               Arts and Crafts Booths

Entertainment – Rev. Neill Smith

ALL DAY                        

Inner Tube and Canoe Rides

Lumber River Canoe Rentals, LLC

Kenton Bullard (910)641-7139

                                                                 

8:00 a.m.                                Registration for Festival Queens

(INVITATION ONLY)

                                             Fair Bluff Depot Museum

339 Railroad Street – Fair Bluff, N.C. -- Sponsored by: Fair Bluff Historical Society

 

10:00 a.m.   Best Tastin’ Watermelon of the Carolinas Contest

Watermelon Slices Available All Day! Riverside Drive, Fair Bluff, NC                                                               

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11 a.m.  N.C. Watermelon Festival Parade -- Chairperson: Woody Strickland-- Sponsored by: F.B.W.G.A.I. -- Parade Route: Start at 685 Academy-- Street; turn right onto Hwy. 904--Turn left onto Hwy. 76 W. (Main St.)--Turn left onto Railroad Street, then Turn right onto Hwy. 904 W. – turn 

Left onto Academy Street; Return to 685 Academy Street (School Grounds)


 12:15 p.m.         N.C. Watermelon Festival Luncheon For Dignitaries and Invited Guests -- Lumber River Visitors Center -- 1205 Main Street – Fair Bluff, NC

BY INVITATION ONLY

Sponsored by: Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.


1:00 p.m.    NC Watermelon Festival Public Watermelon Auction-- Riverside Drive – Fair Bluff, NC

 

1:45 p.m.  --Largest Watermelon Contest

Watermelon Seed Spitting

Watermelon Eating

Legs Contest

Hat Contest

Riverside Drive – Fair Bluff, NC

 

2:00 p.m.--Duck Race near Boat Landing at Riverside Drive, Fair Bluff, NC --$10.00 per ticket

Sponsored by: Fair Bluff Rotary Club

Contact any rotary member or Jeff Prince at (910)649-7531

 

6:30 p.m.                                N.C. Watermelon Festival Young Miss, Teen Miss and Queen Scholarship Pre-show & Pageant 

West Columbus High School Auditorium

Highway 76 – 6 miles east of Fair Bluff

N.C. Watermelon Festival T-Shirts will be available at B.H. Small Co., Elvington Drug, Smash Hits.  Children and Adult Sizes are available.

 

For additional information about the festival – visit our website call 910-641-7442.

COMING SOON IN DECEMBER 2014!

TBA

Southern Watermelon

Mother-Daughter, et al Christmas Tea Party


TBA 

Watermelon Christmas Cotillion Dance For Daddys and Daughters, Mothers & Sons, et al



Photograph by: Greg Greene Photography - Tabor City, NC



Call 910-234-0756 or 910-207-8394 to register.



FESTIVAL INFORMATION

July 13, 18-19, 2014

2014 NC Watermelon Festival T-shirts Now Available at the following locations:

Fair Bluff, NC
Elvington Drug
BH Small Co.

Chadbourn, NC
Smash Hits