Please plan on attending the 63rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival to be held in historic downtown Chiefland, FL on Saturday, June 3, 2017. This will be a wonderful day of family, fun and fanfare. We will have scores of vendors offering crafts, food and information. There will be a parade featuring businesses, organizations and even Watermelon Pageant winners from our local tri-county community of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.
Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Schedule of Events
11:30 Queen Contestant Interviews at Chiefland Elementary School Cafeteria
2:00 Pageants at Chiefland Elementary School Cafeteria
5:30 Vendor check in
7:00 – 9:00 Watermelon Weigh in
8:00 Vendor Booths open
9:00 Presentation of the Flag
9:00 – 11:00 Entertainment provided by Houston Keen
12:00 – 12:45 Introduction of Royalty & Watermelon Auction
12:45 Crowning of 2017-2018 Watermelon Queen
1:00 Seed Spitting contest
All Events are scheduled to take place at the Chiefland Train Depot unless otherwise noted.
In addition to the exhibitors, parade and pageant events, the festival also hosts a watermelon contest, free watermelon station, and numerous other attractions.