Events Schedule

2018 #eatmoremelon
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
Events Schedule

June   15th
Opening Ceremony 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Court House Grounds

Free To Enter Contests 
The events on the right
will take place between
5 pm - 7 pm:
Presentation of the festival committees
Chair and Co-chair

 Presentation of the speaker, grand marshal, and Melon Belles and Beaus
Palmetto State Bank sponsoring hot dogs and drinks 

Free watermelon slices
will be served and there will be a watermelon eating contest.
June   16th

Movie Night  Beginning at dusk Lake Warren State Park Free Admission
Free popcorn and drinks provided 
                 June   18th

Youth Parade
Line-up @ 6:45 pm
Parade @ 7:00 pm
Judging in front of town hall
         Line-up at 1st
        Baptist Church
Free Admission
Crafts Contest
Entry Day
TBA Clemson Extension Free Admission

Youth Dance w/DJ and other kiddie activities       7:00 pm -
10:00 pm

Varnville Gazebo
Free Admission 
  June   19th

Children's Day
in the Park
    10:00 am -
12:00 pm

Walking Trail at
Lightsey Park 

Free Admission 
 Arts &Crafts
1:00 pm  Clemson Extension Free Admission
Taste of Hampton County

7:00 pm
Wade Hampton H.S.
School Cafeteria

Children 6 and below Free
Age 7 and up $5.00


  June  20th

Arts & Crafts
Contest Display

 10:00 am -
5:00 pm

Clemson Extension Free Admission

Fishing Contest 

6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lake Warren State Park
Registration at Picnic
Shelter #1

$3.00 Entry Fee

4-H - FAA
Tractor Operating Contest 


Clemson Extension

  Pet Show
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
HC Rec Dept.

Free Entry & Admission 

Bluegrass Concert
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Arms Church
Hwy 601 N

Free Admission

  June  21st

 Battle of the Towns
TBA Wade Hampton High School Football Field $4.00 



  June  22nd

Arts and Crafts 
& Food Vendors

All Day
Court House Grounds

Camper Registration

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Polk's Muffler
Camper Fee
Free Melon Slices
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Courthouse Square


  Queens Reception
(Reigning & Former Queens
& Town Queens)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Home of Alice Hazel
425 N. Railroad Ave.
Open To All Former Teen &
Miss Coastal Empire Queens, All 
Current & Former HCWF Queens (&Teens) & Current & Former Town Queens
   Carnival 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Maple St. & 3rd St. E.
Fee for Games & Rides 

Live Entertainment
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Hampton Gazebo Free Admission
Orangeburg Line Dancers 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lee Avenue
Free Admission
Street Dance
     "Phun Pharm"

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Lee Avenue, Hampton
Free Admission

June 24th

  Festival 5K

8:00 AM See Application
Fee For Runners
Free For Spectators
Arts & Crafts
& Food Vendors
All Day Courthouse Grounds
 Parade Lineup
8:00 AM  9:45 AM
Pine St.

Melon Judging

9:00 AM

Hampton Gazebo Free Admission
  Free Melon Slices  9:00 AM - Noon  Courthouse Square
Free Admission
Parade 10:00 AM Hwy # 278
 Varnville to Hampton
Free Admission
  Carnival 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Maple St. & 3rd St. E.
Fee for Rides & Games
  Live Entertainment
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Hampton Gazebo  Free Admission
   Dignitaries Luncheon 1:00 PM  Hampton 1st Baptist
By Invitation Only 

2:00 PM  Lee Avenue
Free Admission
US Marine Corps
Band Concert
3:00 PM Varnville 1st Baptist
Church Life Center
Free Admission
June 25th
 Festival Mud Run  Gates open at
10:00 AM
Racing Begins at
1:00 PM
Yemassee Mud Pit
27890 Pocotaligo Rd.
Yemassee, SC
$15.00 a person
10 and under free
Rail Parking $20
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