Watermelons.jpgMinnesota 2022 Minnesota Watermelon Festivals:  Find a Watermelon Festival Near You!

Looking for a Watermelon festival in Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota Watermelon Festivals

Minnesota

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

  • Kellogg Annual Watermelon Festival - over 71 years running, Always held on the weekend after Labor Day, September 8th, 9th and 10th.
    Kellogg, MN. They have a parade, entertainment, events, "'burnout", Pagent, vintage tractor ride, soap box derby, softball tournament and more.
  • Watermelon Day, Vining MN - held on the 3rd Saturday in August
    Front St, Vining, Minnesota 56588. Phone: (928) 219-1712. . Email: [email protected]. "Biggest Small Town Celebration in Otter Tail County", Watermelon Day is held on the 3rd Saturday in August in Vining, MN.

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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2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book