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.
Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Schedule of Events
11:30 Queen’s luncheon and contestant interviews
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 Talent ” Houston Keen”
10:30- Watermelom Carving Contest
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.