***2015 Application Release Dates***
Food Vendors who were food vendors in 2014 were e-mailed 2015 event information on March 7 . Applications for new food vendors will be available online March 31. Previous craft/commercial vendors were e-mailed applications for 2015 on March 22. Applications for new craft/commercial vendors will be available online April 3.
The Pageland Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual Pageland Watermelon Festival. With all the enthusiasm we can provide, the town of Pageland grows from a small town of 3,000 to a weekend population of nearly 25,000. With area merchants, neighborhood volunteers, and festival goers from all over, the festival continues to grow each year. It is recognized as one of the largest 2-day festivals in South Carolina.
Our event is held each year on the third full weekend in July when it’s time for the watermelons to come off the vine. Vendors arrive on Thursday evenings when possible, but the main set up time is Friday morning with the festival beginning at 3 pm. Saturday offers a full day of sales and fun for everyone.
There are many attractions downtown for customers. We have live music, entertainment for children and adults, car and motorcycle shows, amusement rides, contests, and a great parade. Just outside of downtown, we also have a rodeo and other popular events that attract many people to our area.