Since 1961


There are a whole bunch of different activities at the Watermelon Festival – from food and shopping to games, and bands. All ages are welcome and there is something for everyone.


Free Watermelon

Free watermelon all weekend long. We’ll slice and dice until your stomach is full.

Come by the Watermelon Pavilion to see our Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire



Traditional booth games, Arcade games and more. Test your skills at the amusement booths – ring toss, darts and carnival games of all kinds! Join a seed spitting contest or try your luck at the raffle. You could win prizes, cash, and more at the evening drawings.

More details to come!




Clothing, jewelry, gifts, arts & crafts, face painting, palm and card reading, and more!

Get ready to shop. There’s something for everyone; it could be a pair of sunglasses and earrings or a glimpse into your future from a psychic. The Watermelon Festival offers an array of fun shopping opportunities. Click here to see a list of the vendors




Great bands from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

You’ve heard their songs on commercials, radio, television and movies – now come see them perform live. Details to come! Check back to find out which great bands will be in the line-up for your enjoyment. From originals to covers, Click here to see our entertainment lineup.



Fun for the Kids

Animals for kids to pet and story telling from The Village Poets.

Does your youngster love animals? They can play with animals that you probably wouldn’t find in the neighborhood. We’ve got goats, sheep, and more. There will also be story telling, clowns, funny balloons and special entertainers just for the kids. The little ones will be sure to love all our games, prizes, foods, snacks, deserts, face painting and more!



Tons of contests for tons of talent.

We’ve got tons of fun contests each and every year at the Watermelon Festival. There is something for everyone’s talents – Recipe Contests, Poetry Contests, Watermelon Eating Contests, Watermelon Carving Contests, Seed Spitting Contests, and more. Be sure to view our contests page to learn more about this year’s competitions. Click here for more info