Events Schedule



2018 #eatmoremelon
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
Events Schedule

 Friday
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.


Crafts Contest Entry
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clemson Extension

 
Saturday 
June   16th

Movie Night
"Lion King" 
Beginning at dusk Lake Warren State Park Free Admission
Free popcorn and drinks provided 

 Crafts Contest Entry
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clemson Extension


   
           Monday
                         
June   18th

Youth Parade
Line-up @ 6:45 pm
Parade @ 7:00 pm
Judging along parade route
         Line-up at 1st
        Baptist Church
            Varnville
Free Admission
Crafts Contest
Entry
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Clemson Extension Free Admission
 



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

Varnville Gazebo
Free Admission 
         
 Tuesday
  June   19th

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

Walking Trail at
Lightsey Park 

Free Admission 
 Arts &Crafts
Judging
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



           



 Wednesday
  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


$5.00 Entry


4-H - FAA
Tractor Operating Contest 

            
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Behind the courthuse


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

Free Admission



           
"Palmetto Blue"
Bluegrass Concert

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

Free Admission
 








  Thursday
  June  21st

 Battle of the Towns
7:00 p.m. Wade Hampton High School Football Field $4.00 

Carnival

5:00 - 10:00 pm

Behind Varnville 
Town Hall


Fee for Games & Rides 





Friday
  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
$25

Free Melon Slices
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Courthouse Square
Fountain

Free 
     

  Queens Reception
(Reigning & Former Queens
& Town Queens)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM   

By Invitation Only

   Carnival 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Behind Varnville
Town Hall
 
Fee for Games & Rides 




Orangeburg Line Dancers 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lee Avenue
Hampton
Free Admission
 
Street Dance
 "North Tower
"
Beach Music

 
 "Anybody's Guess
"
Country Music


9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
          

Lee Avenue, Hampton
         
Free Admission
 




  

   

Saturday
  June  23rd

Arts & Crafts
& Food Vendors
All Day Courthouse Grounds
 5K Run/Walk


Parade Lineup

8:00 AM




8:00 AM  9:45 AM
 

Nell Lightsey
Park Gazebo



Pine St.
Varnville

Melon Judging


9:00 AM

Hampton Gazebo Free Admission
  Parade

10:00 AM
 
Hwy # 278
 Varnville to Hampton

Free Admission

Free Melon Slices 



12:00 - 2:00 pm



Courthouse Square

Free Admission
  Dignitaries'
Luncheon

1:00 PM 


 Hampton 1st Baptist Church

By Invitation Only 

 
 

US Marine Corps
Band Concert


TBA Varnville 1st Baptist
Church Life Center



Free Admission

   Live Entertainment
FORTRESS &
VFBC Praise Band

6 pm 

Varnville 1st Baptist Church Life Center

Free Admission

 



 




 
 sunday
  June  24th

 
 Attend the church of your choice

  



 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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