Welcome to the 2011 Watermelon Festival


We hope you are making plans to join us, July 15th and 16th, as the tradition of the Watermelon Festival continues in 2011! Come and enjoy live music and entertainment as you walk through the streets of downtown Pageland. See one of the largest parades on Saturday morning that will provide plenty of entertainment by itself. Savor the delicious variety of foods as the beautiful wares of the crafters lure you. Our children will enjoy a variety of events throughout the day at the Children’s Stage located in Moore’s Park. And don’t forget the old fashion seed spittin’ and watermelon eatin’ contests for all ages. Pageants will be held the weekend before the festival, with divisions for adults, teens, youth and children. This will allow the winners to enjoy the festival with us the following weekend. Enjoy reminiscing about yesteryear with our classic car and motorcycle show and admire the talents displayed at the festival rodeo. Then gather with us to enjoy the company of friends and visitors at the end of each day, and take in the music and entertainment of live bands.

Watermelon Idol Contest – beginning June 9th and running for 4 weeks in a row on Thursday’s 6 – 9 pm.  This event promises to be lots of fun.  Idol hopefuls will compete each week and then a grand finale week will determine a winner that will perform their song at the Watermelon Festival.  Winner receives $200.  Click here for a registration form to enter.  Hurry, deadline is June 3rd. 

WATERMELON IDOL Registration Form