Watermelon Festival Schedule

 

Activities kick off at 6 p.m Thursday and Friday. Saturday's events start at 7 a.m. and continue throughout the day and night!

 


Thursday

5:00 PM
Watermelon Judging

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6:00 pm
Melon Stage

Live Music:
Charles Landers and Gospel Hour Singers

7:00 pm
Melon Stage

Live Music:
Flatland Gospel Band

8:00 pm
Melon Stage

Live Music:
Down East Boys


Friday

8:00 am
Cave City Park pond

Kids’ Fishing Derby

for children 12 and under

5:15 pm
Melon Stage

Watermelon Speed Eating Contest

6:00 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Erin Walters and Shannon Rounds

7:00 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Rick Crawford & Triple Nickel

8:00 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Shenandoah

Grammy Award Winners; CMA Award Winners; ACM Award Winners; and TNN Viewers Choice Award Winners; and 13 number 1 records. This is a can’t miss show!
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Saturday

7:00 am
City Park

Melon Dash 5K

Click here to register.

7:00 am - 10:00 am

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
First Baptist Church FLEC Building, Tickets $5

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9:00 am
City Park

Cave City Cruizers
Car Show Registration

10:00 am

Watermelon Parade

11:30am
Melon Stage

Welcome to the Festival!

12:00 pm
Melon Stage

Live Music:
Luke Stroud and the 50s Beat

1:30 pm
Melon Stage

Live Music:
Drasco

3:00 pm
Melon Stage

Watermelon Growers Games

4:00 pm
Melon Stage

Free Watermelon Feast
Provided by Local Growers

5:00 pm
Melon Stage

Prize Melon Auction
Benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital

5:45 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Lauren Richmond

6:45 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Dixon Street with Garrett Duncan

8:30 pm
The Bank of Cave City Main Stage

Live Music:
Mark Chesnutt

Country super-star Mark Chesnutt with 14 number 1 hits, 23 top 10 singles, 4 platinum albums and 5 gold records is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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