36th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

August 4 - August 7, 2021

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC

 

Little Mr. Farmer Contest

Open to 4-5 year olds. Contestants will ride in the Festival Parade on Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 and the contest will follow.
Application and additional details available from Patty Hale at (252) 398-7146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Little Ms. Farmer Contest

Open to 4-5 year olds. Contestants will ride in the Festival Parade on Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 and the contest will follow.
Application and additional details available from Patty Hale at (252) 398-7146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2020 & 2021 Little Princess Contests

2020: The contest for 6 year old girls who could have competed last year will be Friday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.
2021: The contest for 5 year old girls will be Saturday, August 7, immediately following the parade.
Both groups of contestants will ride on the float in the parade at 10:00 a.m.
Download Contest Guidelines
Advance registration is required.  Download registration form here.  Registration deadline: July 30, 2021
Contestants must meet the age requirements by August 1, 2021.

 

 

Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7:00 PM - Main Event Band

Thursday, August 5,  2021
7:00 PM - Showcase of Local Bands

Friday, August 6, 2021
7:00 PM - North Tower

Saturday, August 7, 2021
7:00 PM - Pizazz

Full schedule of events

2019 Sponsors

 

Platinum Sponsorship

Glover Construction

Silver Sponsorship

Chowan University

Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.
NC Watermelon Association
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Real Country 101.7 WLQM

Business Patron

Brown's Mobile Home Sales
Bryant & Lassiter Septic Tank Service
Commercial Ready Mix
Expressions by Tim and Lorrie
Hill Realty
Metal Tech of Murfreesboro
Napoli's Pizza
NC Farm Bureau - Hertford County
Nucor Steel Hertford
WDLZ - Earl - 98.3 Murfreesboro
WPTM - Maverick - 102.3 Roanoke Rapids
WQDK - The Bull - 99.3 Ahoskie