Events Schedule



      Hampton County Watermelon Festival
                       Schedule of Events
Saturday
June 11th
Watermelon Festival
Pageant
 11:00 AM Hampton Co. Rec Dept.
(Varnville) 
Fee to compete
 Fee for spectators
 
 
Car & Bike Show

 
 8:00 AM - Noon
 
Jimmy Butler Auto Sales
Varnville
 
Entry Fee $10.00 Adults
 $5.00 under 10 
Registration Fee $10.00
Festival Motorcycle Ride   Registration
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ride Starts 11:00 AM
Jimmy Butler Auto Sales Varnville  Registration Fee $10.00 
         
Saturday
June 18th
Family Fun Day 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Lake Warren State Park Free
 
   
            Monday
      June 20th
Youth Parade
Line Up 6:00 PM
Judging at 6:30 PM
Parade 7:00 PM
         Line-up at 1st
        Baptist Church
            Varnville
Free
Crafts Contest
Entry Day
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM TBA Free
  Decorated Door & Business
Showcase Contest Judging
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  Countywide  Free 
         
         
Tuesday
June 21st
 
 Arts &Crafts Judging 1:00 PM  TBA Free 
Literary Art & Photo Contest Awards Ceremony 3:00 PM Gazebo by the HMVC Nell Lightsey Park Free
Taste of Hampton
           
7:00 PM Wade Hampton High School Cafeteria Children 6 and below Free
Age 7 and up $5.00
Arts & Crafts Contest
Judging
1:00 PM  TBA Free
         
 Wednesday 
June 22nd
Children's Day in the Park 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Gazebo by the HMVC Nell Lightsey Park Free
Arts & Crafts Contest
Display
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 Fishing Contest 
           
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lake Warren State Park
Registration at Picnic
Shelter #1
$3.00 Entry Fee
Bluegrass Concert
  featuring
            TBA         

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Open Arms Fellowship
Church, Hwy 601 N.
Free
Thursday
June 23rd 
Pet Show

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

HC Recreation Center
Varnville
Fee to enter show
Free for spectators
Battle of the Towns 7:30 PM Wade Hampton High School Football Field $4.00
Friday
June 24th
218 BSB Commander's Watermelon Social
For Children 12 and under
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM The National Guard Armory
Airport Road, Varnville
Free
Arts and Crafts Sales
& Food Vendors
All Day Court House Grounds
Camper Registrations 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Polk's Muffler Campers Fee
 

Live Entertainment
Dance, Singing
7:00 PM   Hampton Gazebo Free
Orangeburg Line Dancers 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lee Avenue
Hampton
Free
Street Dance
featuring
            TBA            


9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
          

Lee Avenue, Hampton
         
Free
 Saturday
 June25th


Festival 5K Run/Walk

            
8:00 AM See Application
Fee For Runners
Spectators Free
Arts & Crafts Sales
& Food Vendors
All Day Courthouse Grounds
 Parade Lineup
8:00 AM to 9:45 AM
 
Pine St.
Varnville
Free
Melon Judging 9:00 AM Hampton Gazebo Free
Parade 10:00 AM Hwy # 278
Varnville to Hampton
Free
 
  Live Entertainment
TBA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Hampton Gazebo  Free
   Dignitaries Luncheon 1:00 PM  Hampton 1st Baptist
Church 
By Invitation Only 
 
CWA Pro Wrestling
2:00 PM  Lee Avenue
Hampton 
Free 
   Free Watermelon Slices 2:00 PM  Hampton Gazebo  Free 
         
 Sunday
June 26th
 Festival Mud Run  Gates open at
10:00 AM
Racing Begins at
1:00 PM
Yemassee Mud Pit
27890 Pocotaligo Rd.
Yemassee, SC
 
$10.00 Adults
$5 11 and under
Rail Parking $20
 
 
 
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