36th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

August 4 - August 7, 2021

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC

 

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2021 North Carolina Watermelon Festival
Schedule of Events*

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM   Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce Steamed Shrimp Dinner
6:00 PM Festival Food Court opens
6:00 PM Cole Amusement rides open - wrist bands available ($20 pre-order, $25 day of)
7:00 PM Opening of the 36th Annual NC Watermelon Festival
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entertainment - Jay Jenkins - Shaggin' on the Beach, DJ
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Entertainment - The Main Event Band
7:30 PM Bingo - Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce
10:30 PM Watermelon Festival closes
Thursday, August 5, 2021
4:30PM – 7:00 PM BBQ Rib Dinner, Murfreesboro Rotary Club
6:00 PM Festival Food Court opens
6:00 PM Cole Amusement rides open - wrist bands available ($20 pre-order, $25 day of)
6:30PM - 8:00 PM Entertainment - New Band on the Block
8:15PM - 10:00 PM   Entertainment - Martin Terry Band
10:30 PM Watermelon Festival closes
Friday, August 6, 2021 - Admission Charge: $2 adults, $1 children
12:00 PM Festival Market opens 
12:00 PM Crafts/Antiques/Collectibles & Food Court opens
12:00 PM   Musical Entertainment
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM BBQ/Fried Chicken Dinner, Jefcoat Museum
6:00 PM -10:00 PM   Cole Amusement Rides open
6:30 PM NC Watermelon Queen, Autographs - Show Place
6:30 PM   2020 Little Princess Contest
7:00 PM -10:00 PM

Entertainment - North Tower

11:00 PM  Watermelon Festival Closes
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Admission Charge: $2 adults, $1 children
7:00 AM – 9:45 AM Pancake Breakfast, Murfreesboro Baptist Church
10:00 AM Festival Market and Food Court opens
10:00 AM Murfreesboro Rotaty Club Watermelon Festival 5K Run/Walk
10:00 AM NC Watermelon Festival Parade - Main Street
11:00 AM Welcoming Ceremony
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Cole Amusement Rides open (re-open at 5:00 pm)
11:30 AM Watermelon Princess Review
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Little Farmer/Little Miss Farmer Contests
12:15 PM Watermelon Princess Finals
12:45 PM "NC Watermelon Queen, Nutrition Facts and Autographs" - Show Place
1:00 PM   NC Queens highlight their festivals - Show Place
1:00 PM Entertainment - AJDC Dancers
2:00 PM   Entertainment - Peanut City Cloggers
2:00 PM Cole Amusement Rides close
3:00 PM Entertainment - Variety
4:00 PM   Entertainment - Vintage Cross, Contemporary Christian
5:00 PM Little Princess Tea Party - Show Place
6:00 PM Cole Amusement Rides re-open
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entertainment - Pizazz Band
11:00 PM Watermelon Festival Closes

*All times and events subject to change.

Schedule last updated July 10, 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

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Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.

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

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Business Patron

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