Festival Event Schedule

Please plan on attending the 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival to be held in historic downtown Chiefland, FL on Saturday, June 6, 2015. 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.

61st Annual
Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Schedule of Events

May 30th

11:30 Queen’s luncheon and contestant interviews

2:00 Pageants at Chiefland Elementary School Cafeteria

2nd runner up Joli Birchfield, 1st runner up Lacy Quincey and Queen Shelbi Crews


June 6

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 Talent  ” Houston Keen”

10:30- Watermelom Carving Contest

11:00- Parade

12:00 – 12:45 Introduction of Royalty & Watermelon Auction

12:45 Crowning of 2015-2016 Watermelon Queen

1:00 Seed Spitting contest

1:15  Watermelon Eating- Fun For Kids

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 stations, and numerous other attractions.