No date has been set for the 2021 Watermelon Festival.


35th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

July 29 - August 1, 2020

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC


2019 Food Vendor Application

The North Carolina Watermelon Festival reserves the right to deny any application for any reason. If your application is approved, you will be sent an invoice for payment. Only upon payment in full will your space be reserved.


Vendor fees are calculated per 15' x 25' space reserved and determined by organization type. All fees include required $25 town vendor permit.


We discourage tent set-ups. Due to State and County Emergency Management regulations, it limits the number of vendors we can have because of distance requirements between tents. Please list type and size of set-up: (trailer, tent, etc.) Please INCLUDE the TONGUE of your trailer in measurement. If your set-up will NOT fit in the 25’ space, you WILL need to rent an additional space.

The NC Watermelon Festival (NCWF) reserves the right to approve all vendors and is not liable for delays, cancellations or postponement of the festival or events within the festival due to inclement weather, war, government actions, strikes or other matters beyond our control. I have received and reviewed the NCWF Vendor Rules and agree to follow all rules and regulations. The NC Watermelon Festival is NOT LIABLE for damages, injury or loss to any person or goods from any cause whatsoever. The NC Watermelon Festival cannot be held responsible for any claims for damage, injury, or lose arising out of or in connection with use of space or grounds in the festival. The NCWF Vendor Committee reserves the right to approve all foods and will limit the number and type of foods and vendor offerings at the festival. All decisions of the NCWF Vendor Committee will be FINAL. In the event of denial of application, a full refund of vendor fees and permit fee will be sent back to you within 30 days of the denial of application. If your application is accepted, and your final paperwork is completed and sent back to NC Watermelon Festival with your payment, your PERMIT FEE will become NON-REFUNDABLE. After June 15, 2019 your VENDOR FEES will be NON-REFUNDABLE. I also agree to have my picture taken and published for publicity for the North Carolina Watermelon Festival.


Additional $75 fee is required for Hertford County health inspection. Form is available for your convenience here: