Schedule of Events

Festival Day is scheduled for July 23, 2016.


Other events related to the festival will be held JULY 22 & JULY 24.




 Schedule OF events:

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. E-mail [email protected]
for a printable schedule of events or call (910)234-0756 for more information.

Saturday, July 9, 2016















9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.                               Watermelon Day

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!                       

Columbus County Community

Farmers Market – Whiteville, NC

Come meet the queens and

enjoy fun and free watermelon!









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

$12 for adults
$10 for youth


Colors available this year: blue, white, pink and yellow


Friday, July 22, 2016

Southern Watermelon Delight and Dance


6:30 p.m.


Horne Bay Farms

225 Frank Horne Drive

Fair Bluff, NC 28439


$10 admission for adults

$5 admission for children under 12


Food purchased from Restaurant on Wheels (Lumber River Outfitters)


FESTIVAL DAY

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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

 --- Riverside Drive / Downtown Fair Bluff

Call 910-207-1698 to pre-register.

 

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

Food Sold All Day by Fair Bluff Watermelon Growers

Association, Inc. and local organizations

Entertainment – Rev. Neill Smith

ALL DAY                        

                

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 --Sponsored by: Fair Bluff Fire Dept.


Route: Starts at Columbus Career and College Academy and ends back at the Academy 


(LINE UP by 10:00 a.m. at Columber Career & College Academy)


12:15 p.m. Dignitaries and Judges Luncheon (Invitation Only)


12:45 p.m. - Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Open to the public


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

 


3:00 p.m. Duck Race (near boat landing) -$10 per ticket - Call 910-649-6121 or 910-649-7531 

Sponsored by Fair Bluff Rotary


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

West Columbus High School Auditorium

Highway 76 – 6 miles east of Fair Bluff

Admission $10.00



 


Sunday, July 24, 2016

3:00 p.m.--Little Queens Watermelon Pageant

West Columbus High School Auditorium – Hwy. 76 –

Cerro Gordo, NC

Admission - $8


FESTIVAL INFORMATION

JOIN US FOR THE 2017 NC WATERMELON FESTIVAL in mid JULY 2017.

Disclaimer: The NC Watermelon Festival is typically held between the 3rd and 4th weekend in July.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.