North Carolina Watermelon Festival July 27th-29th

The North Carolina Watermelon Festival is right around the corner. This year’s festival will be held in Fair Bluff July 27th – 29th!! We all look forward to celebrating in Fair Bluff and eating their delicious melons. There are none any sweeter than those grown in Fair Bluff!!! This year’s theme is “Sunshine Wishes and Watermelon Kisses”. Plans are underway for the Watermelon Delight which will be held on Friday, July 27th at 6:00pm at the Fair Bluff Baptist Church. Tickets are $25.

A Street dance will follow. On Saturday, June 28th a Backstreet Festival will begin at 8:00am until 4:00pm. While there you can view the Watermelon Quality Contest and see the prettiest watermelons around. The Main Street Parade will begin promptly at 11:00am. The Fair Bluff Watermelon Auction and largest watermelon contest will take place at 1:00pm followed by the Fair Bluff Rotary Duck Race at 3:00pm. Duck Race tickets are $10. For more info on the Fair Bluff Rotary Duck Race call 910-649-6122.

The Queen’s pageant will be held on Saturday, July 28th at West Columbus High School at 6:30pm. Admission for the pageant is $10. The Baby pageant will end out the festival on Sunday, July 19th at 3:00pm at West Columbus High School. Admission is $10. Come and see the cutest watermelons babies as they compete for the titles. If you have questions about the festival, please e-mail them at or call them at (910)234-0756. They will be happy to help you plan your weekend at the North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff!!!

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