Monticello’s 69th Annual Watermelon Festival Continues this Weekend

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Jill Wellington

For a fun, fruit-filled weekend, head on over to Monticello this Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, for their 69th Annual Watermelon Festival. Kicking off on June 1 with events like several rodeos, a pageant, fashion show, and a barbecue dinner occurring over the last 2 weeks, this festival concludes this Saturday.

The 2-week long festival, hosted by the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, “has something for everyone.” From an antique car show hosted by the Tallahassee Region Antique Auto Club of America, to the 40th Annual Kiwanis 5K Run, this watermelon festival is the perfect weekend activity for kids and families. A full lineup of Friday and Saturday’s events is below:

June 14:

Rotary BBQ Dinner

Vendo Village

Kids Show

Ultimate Air Dogs

Street Dance

June 15:

The First Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis 5K

Vendor Village

Antique Car Show

Watermelon Parade

Members Art Exhibit

Platform Events

Kids’ Show

Ultimate Air Dogs Show

Wacky Watermelon Games


Join the fun this weekend in Historic Downtown Monticello at 1 Courthouse Circle in Monticello, FL. For more information, directions, and maps, click here.

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