2013 Event Information – Look at the box on the right and click for information. We will add a picture of the advertising poster here soon.
Pageland is known as the Watermelon Capital of the World, and each July, the Pageland Watermelon Festival highlights a summer season full of activities. Thousands of visitors come from all over the southeast to enjoy the parade, beauty pageants, music, food and crafts.
We close off one of the main streets in Pageland and enjoy day and night time activities. There is a carnival with rides for the kids, magic shows to entertain all ages, car and motorcycle shows, softball and live music throughout the day.
We have been enjoying the growth of our festival since 1951. The stories about the history of our festival will be told from the many generations that have attended the events. We will continue to add stories to our article that you can view here by clicking on History.
Have you ever seen a watermelon seed spitting contest? How about eating as many melons as you can in 90 seconds, with your hands behind you back? These are just two of the fun events anyone can enter to compete for the winning prize.
We have merchandise items that are always considered a “must have” for all festival goers. Our most popular item is the official annual tee-shirt. Everyone looks forward to seeing the themed shirt, which will be unveiled in June. You can be assured that this year’s shirt will be a popular item! To find these items and more as they become available, click on Merchandise to your right.
Nestled in South Carolina, just 2 miles across the border from North Carolina, we offer a southern styled break from the fast pace of life. From this page you can click on directions and see just how easy we are to find.
Take a big bite out of one of Chesterfield County’s biggest summer festivals. And as we like to say, come for the watermelon, stay for the fun!