• 28th Annual Watermelon Festival

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    Name: 28th Annual Watermelon Festival
    Date: July 14, 2017 - July 15, 2017
    Event Description:

    Vendor Form | BBQ Cook-Off Form | Parade Entry Form | Quilt Show Rule and Form

    7/13 THURSDAY
    • ​Carnival Opens 
    7/14  FRIDAY
    • Carnival Opens 5:00 PM
    • Jr. BBQ Cook-Offs 6:00 PM
    • Street Dance Depot Park 7:00 PM
    • Friday Night Band 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    7/15 SATURDAY

    9:00 AM 
    • Watermelon Festival Parade
    • Quilt Show Starts
    • Vendors Open
    ​10:30
    • Opening Ceremonies - Gazebo Park
    • Queen Coronation
    • Parade Awards
    11:30 AM 
    • BBQ Judging Starts - Gazebo Park
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Live Band Performing - Depot Park
    1:30 PM
    • Watermelon Eating - Seed Spitting Contest Starts
    2:00 PM
    • ​Watermelon Auction
    5:00 PM
    • BBQ Cook-Off Awards
    8:45 PM
    • Stop Selling Raffle Tickets
    9:00 PM -12:00 AM
    • ​​​​Street Dance Depot Park - The Brown Sugar Band

    9:30 PM

    • ​Raffel Drawing
    12:00 AM
    •    Shutdown









                 

     

    Event Sponsors:
    • Cajun Ready Mix
    • Edmonds Insurance
    • NewWave Communications
    • The City of Hempstead
    • Styers Construction Company, Inc.
    • Di Iorio Farms & Roadside Market
    • Brookshire Brothers
    • Prosperity Bank
    • Fuel Express
    • Tegler Used Cars
    • Waller County Electric
    • LBC Media
    Location:
    Hempstead Gazebo Park and Hempstead Depot Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:00 pm -11:30 pm
    Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

    Saturday morning free concert.
    Music by TBD.

    Free street dance Friday evening.
    Music by TBD.

    Free street dance Saturday afternoon.


    Free street dance Saturday evening.
    Music by Brown Sugar
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