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 at 229-273-1668.

Festival Highlights Calendar View Cordele Map

How Sweet It Is Photography Exhibition, June 2019, Info: Crisp Area Arts Alliance, 229-273-6242..........Downtown Taste of Melon, June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM, Cordele Main Street Office, Info: 229-276-2902...........Watermelon Festival Parade, June 22, 2019, 8:30 AM, Info: 229-273-1668..........Watermelon Days Dance, June 22, 2019, 8:00 PM, @Cypress Grill, Info: 229-276-1004..........

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

Crisp Couny 4-H Dog Show, June 14, 2019, 10:00 AM, Registration required by June 7, 2019, Info: 229-276-2612..........

Watermelon Capital Speedway Map

Crisp Motorsports Racing, June 29, 2019, Info: 229-938-8814..........

SAM Shortline Railroad Depot, 9th Avenue Map

Train Rides, June 22, 2018, Departs from Downtown Cordele Depot..........

Empire Dance & Performing Arts Map

Ex"seed"ingly Excellent Talent Showcase, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM, Info: 229-805-5577..........

Crisp County Middle School Map

Watermelon Queen Pageant, June 1, 2018, 2:00 PM (Ages 3-13), 6:00 PM (Ages 14-21), Includes a FEE, Info: The Cordele Dispatch, 229-273-2277..........

Flint River Pottery

WALB Noon Show, June 18, 2019, 12:30-1:00 PM, (Airs on June 20, 2019, 12:30 PM), Info: 229-273-1668..........

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Watermelon Days Hot Air Balloon Festival, June 21-23, 2019, (Includes a FEE), Info: Cordele-Crisp Tourism at 229-273-1668..........Watermelon Days Car & Truck Display, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Info: Gene Arnett at 229-322-1621..........Watermelon Days Entertainment, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Info: 229-854-5090..........Watermelon Slice Giveaway, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Info: 229-276-2612..........Watermelon Eating Contest, June 22, 2019, 11:15 AM..........Watermelon Chunking Contest, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM, Info: 229-271-8718..........Sweet Melon & Adult Seed Spitting Contest, June 22, 2019, 2:00 PM..........Fireworks on the Flint, July 4, 2019, 9:30 PM, Includes a FEE, Parking-$5.00, Info: 229-273-1668......

Holmes Construction

Watermelon Word Hunt, June 1-17, 2019, (Winner Announced June 19, 2019), Info: 229-273-0885..........Watermelon Gospel Sing, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM, Grace Baptist Church, 1997 Royal Road, Info: 229-273-0885..........

Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

Watermelon Days Arts & Crafts, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM, Includes a FEE, Info: 229-854-5090..........

Perry G. Busbee Walking Track

Watermelon Walk, June 21, 2019, 7:30 AM, Perry G. Busbee Walking Track, FEE Required, Info: 229-276-3284..........

Turner Park

Watermelon Horseshoe Tournament, Adult & Youth Divisions, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM, Info: 229-273-3820..........

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