Festival Day is scheduled for July 23, 2016.
Other events related to the festival will be held JULY 22 & JULY 24.
Schedule OF events:
N.C. Watermelon Festival T-Shirts will be available at B.H. Small Co. and Elvington Drug -Children and Adult Sizes are available.
Southern Watermelon Delight and Dance
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)
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 GrowersAssociation, Inc. and local organizations
Entertainment – Rev. Neill Smith
8:00 a.m. Registration for Festival Queens(INVITATION ONLY)
Fair Bluff Depot Museum339 Railroad Street – Fair Bluff, N.C. -- Sponsored by: Fair Bluff Historical Society
10:00 a.m. Best Tastin’ Watermelon of the Carolinas Contest
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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
3:00 p.m.--Little Queens Watermelon Pageant
West Columbus High School Auditorium – Hwy. 76 –
Cerro Gordo, NC
Admission - $8