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 should be rising Kindergartners for the school year beginning fall 2021.

 

 

Entertainment Schedule

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

Thursday, August 5,  2021
6:30 PM - New Band on the Block
8:15 PM - Martin Terry

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

Saturday, August 7, 2021
4:30PM - Vintage Cross
7:00 PM - Pizazz

Full schedule of events

2021 Sponsors

 

Platinum Sponsorship

Glover Construction

Seaboard, NC

Gold Sponsorship 

Town of Murfreesboro

Silver Sponsorship

Chowan University

Jernigan Logo 300

Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.

NC Farm Bureau Insurance, Hertford County
NC Watermelon Association
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

EARL LOGO 2019

Business Patron

Ace Hardware Murfreesboro
Bryant & Lassiter Septic Tank Service
Commercial Ready Mix Products
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Home
Hill Realty
Hunter's Funeral Home
Logan's Roadhouse, Roanoke Rapids
Nucor Steel Hertford
Revelle and Lee Attorneys
Revelle Realty, Murfreesboro
WRB Rentals - Brown's Mobile Home Sales