Home of the World's Sweetest Watermelons

Cave City Watermelon Festival

Cave City, Arkansas

July 23-25, 2020


An Annual Affair

Celebrate The World’s Sweetest Watermelons

Since 1980 we have been coming together to celebrate the "World's Sweetest Watermelons" and reconnect with family and friends. Now, in its 40th year, the watermelon festival is the largest festival in the region and has been voted as one of Arkansas' best festivals. While watermelons are still at the center of our celebration, we also celebrate the people and businesses that make the Cave City area one of the greatest places in Arkansas! Come see what all the fuss is about!


Schedule of Events

Events & Attractions

Three days packed full of fun and entertainment for the entire family! Nationally acclaimed musicians and regional favorites hit the stage beginning Thursday evening. Activities include a children's fishing derby, 5K run, car show, pancake breakfast, parade, school alumni reunion, speed eating contest, seed spitting contest, free watermelon feast, prize melon auction, incredible food, kids wet zone, and much more! Local businesses will be having special events throughout town as well.


Free live entertainment

saturday morning parade


watermelon games


melon dash 5k


activities for kids


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