Cordele Georgia - Watermelon Capital!

Watermelon Days Festival
Cordele, Georgia

June-July

Come to the Watermelon Capital of the World!

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.

Festival Highlights Cordele Map Calendar View

Window Decorating Contest Deadline, June 15, 2016, Info: Downtown Business Organization, 229-273-5671..........

Crisp Regional Hospital Park, 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street Map

Watermelon Days Arts & Crafts, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Info: 229-276-0140..........Watermelon Days Entertainment, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Info: 229-322-8189..........Watermelon Slice Giveaway, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Info: 229-276-2612..........Watermelon Eating Contest, June 25, 2016, 11:15 AM..........Watermelon Chunking Contest, June 25, 2016, 1:00 PM, Info: 229-271-8718..........Sweet Melon & Adult Seed Spitting Contest, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM..........

Ben Morris Pond, Highway 300 South

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Cordele Community Clubhouse

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Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library

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Cordele Lions Club & Park Map

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Crisp County Middle School Map

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Crisp County Softball Complex

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Crisp Motorsports Park   Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway

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Empire Dance & Performing Arts Studio

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Flint River Pottery

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Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Fireworks on the Flint, July 4, 2016, 9:30 PM, Parking-$5.00, Info: 229-273-1668......

Holmes Construction

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Impact Sports & Fitness

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Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

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Perry G. Busbee Walking Track

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SAM Shortline Railroad Depot, 9th Avenue

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Turner Park

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