36th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

August 4 - August 7, 2021

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC


 NC Watermelon Association

Miss Amy Arnold was crowned as the 2019 North Carolina Watermelon Queen during the 38th Annual North Carolina Watermelon Association Convention held March 1-2, 2019 in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Amy is the 22 year old daughter of Andrew & Melinda Arnold of Washington, NC. She is a 2019 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Horticultural Science. Amy will begin work on her Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2019.

She enjoys scuba diving, playing the violin, painting and volunteering with 4-H in her community. She also enjoys hunting and fishing. She is a member of the NCSU Agri-Life Council, Agronomy Club and serves as a student adviser to the Dean of the College of Ag and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.

As North Carolina Watermelon Queen, Amy will travel throughout North Carolina and the United States, serving as a spokesperson for the watermelon industry. Amy will hold the state title for one year and in February 2020 will represent North Carolina for the title of National Watermelon Queen at the National Watermelon Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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


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