Event Info

Event Info

2017 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.

We have been enjoying the growth of our festival since 1951. The stories about the history of our festival will be told by the many generations that have attended the events.

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 the merchandise tab at the top of the page.

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.

Take a big bite out of Chesterfield County’s biggest festival.  As we like to say, come for the watermelon, stay for the fun!