Cordele Georgia is the Watermelon Capital of the World because they grow the largest luscious watermelons. The Watermelon Days Festival celebrates the watermelon harvest and summer in the South. Festival activities include the annual Watermelon Days Parade, Watermelon Dance, the Watermelon Eating Contest, the Watermelon Chunking Contest, the Sweet Melon & Adult Seed Spitting Contest, Watermelon Gospel Sing and much more. A recent addition is a Watermelon Days special run of the Sam Shortline train excursion.
The events listed below are Cordele Georgia events associated with the annual Watermelon Days celebration. The events are listed by venue. Click Calendar View for a chronological view of festival events. For further information on the celebration, including venue and or event changes, contact the Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce at 229-273-1668.