McDade Watermelon Festival 2024

76th Annual McDade Watermelon Festival

Festival Date

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Festival Location

143 Bastrop St, McDade, TX 78650, United States


Admission to the Watermelon Festival is free.


  • Phone: 512-736-4302, 512-332-1270
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 783, McDade, TX 78650


About the Watermelon Festival

The McDade Watermelon Festival is held annually on the 2nd Saturday in July in McDade, Texas. First organized in July 1948, it is today a widely celebrated community tradition.

McDade Watermelon Festival is a family-friendly event featuring many attractions including watermelon eating contests, watermelon seed spitting contests, a 5K run, live music, a car show, a parade on the main street, and more. In 2024, the McDade Watermelon Festival will take place on Saturday, July 13.

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