Watermelon Days Festival

Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Watermelon Capital of the WORLD!

 

The Watermelon Days Festival, the oldest festival in Georgia, is held annually in June and includes events for the whole family.

The Watermelon Days Festival offers over thirty activities, with something for everyone, during the celebration of our favorite fruit, which has made us so famous. We hold the festival to honor the farmers, growers, brokers, and buyers because our watermelon industry is a tremendous economic engine for our community.

Our title “Watermelon Capital of the World” was challenged in the early ’90s by Hope, Arkansas, and Hempstead, Texas. The competition was tough, but Cordele-Crisp County proved that we truly have the best melons anywhere in the WORLD and proudly retained our title. Our melons were deemed as the crispest, juiciest, and sweetest. This is due to the hot, dry nights and the type of soil in Crisp County. Over 200 million pounds of melons are grown and shipped from our community each year. 

We hope you will come and check out our CRISP slice of life!

 

The 2023 Festival will be on June 24, 2023!

 

 

 

VENDOR SPOTS FOR THE 2023 WATERMELON DAYS FESTIVAL WILL OPEN EARLY 2023!

 

OFFICIAL 2022 WATERMELON DAYS FESTIVAL SHIRTS

ONLY A FEW SIZES LEFT!!

 

 

 

 

74TH ANNUAL WATERMELON DAYS PARADE APPLICATIONS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE EARLY 2023!

 

 

Schedule of Events

2023 SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASED EARLY 2023