2016 Event Information
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 activities. There are amusement rides for the children, magic shows to entertain all ages, car and motorcycle shows, rodeos, and live music throughout the day.
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 your 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 t-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.
Take a big bite out of Chesterfield County’s biggest festival. As we like to say, come for the watermelon, stay for the fun!