32nd Annual NC Watermelon Festival

August 2 - 5, 2017

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC


 NC Watermelon Association

Emma Cannon of Wendell was selected from a field of contestants as the 2017  N.C. Watermelon Queen. A graduate of N.C. State University with a major in Agricultural Science, Ms. Cannon will represent the industry at promotions, media events and festivals during 2017 all across the state. Ms. Cannon is the daughter of Charles and Dolly Cannon of Wendell.

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Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:00 PM - Band of Oz

Thursday, August 3,  2017
7:00 PM - Backyard Groove

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 PM - Steve Owens and the Summertime Band

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00 PM - Pizazz Band

Full schedule of events

2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsorship
Glover Construction, Inc.

Silver Sponsorship
Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.
National Watermelon Promotion Board
NC Watermelon Association
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Business Patron
Chowan University
Expressions by Tim and Lorrie
Hill Realty
Jernigan Oil & Gas
Nucor Steel Hertford
Revelle and Lee Law Office
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
WDLZ - Murfreesboro
WLQM - Franklin
WPTM - Roanoke Rapids