Watermelons.jpgLouisiana 2022 Louisiana Watermelon Festivals:  Find a Watermelon Festival Near You!

Looking for a Watermelon festival in Louisiana in 2022? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Watermelon festivals in Louisiana we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more Watermelon festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; with COVID and weather, things may change at the last minute. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

2022 Louisiana Watermelon Festivals

Louisiana

Watermelons typically ripen from June (in northern Florida and Texas) through July, August  and September in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England. July and August dominatesas the months for Watermelon production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, watermelons are grown commercially far fewer states, since they require warmer temperatures and a much longer season.

There are two general types of Watermelon festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Watermelon festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making Watermelon jam, freezing watermelons, Watermelon pies and much more.

Community Watermelon Festivals

  • Beauregard Watermelon Festival -   a weekend in late June
    Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder, LA 70634. Entertainment that can't be beat! Check out our entertainment page for a full list of festival entertainment! Hot Eats and cool Watermelon Treats. A wide variety of food and drinks, and of course, Watermelon! Fun and games for the whole family, Shopping, entertainment, and carnival rides!
  • Farmerville Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival - over 50 years running, a weekend in late July
    Downtown, 100 E. Bayou St., 505 EAST WATER ST.,Farmerville, LA 71241. Phone: 318-368-0044. A seed spitting contest and a watermelon eating contest and a street dance on Friday night.

Farm Watermelon Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own Watermelon festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). T  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Watermelon Information: Watermelon jelly and Pickled watermelon rinds

Besides eating them fresh, watermelons make two great preserves which are really easy to make with these illustrated, step-by-step instructions:

 

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!


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