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.

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

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

June   18th

Youth Parade
Line-up @ 6:45 pm
Parade @ 7:00 pm
Judging along parade route
         Line-up at 1st
        Baptist Church
Free Admission
Crafts Contest
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 
  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
Varnville Elementary 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

$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.

Free Admission

"Palmetto Blue"
Bluegrass Concert

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

Free Admission

  June  21st

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



Canceled Canceled

  June  22nd

Arts and Crafts 
& Food Vendors

All Day
Court House Grounds

Camper Registration


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   

By Invitation Only

   Carnival Canceled 

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

 "Anybody's Guess
Country Music

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Lee Avenue, Hampton
Free Admission



  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.

Melon Judging

9:00 AM

Hampton Gazebo Free Admission

10:00 AM
Hwy # 278
 Varnville to Hampton

Free Admission

Free Melon Slices 

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Courthouse Square

Free Admission

1:00 PM 

 Hampton 1st Baptist Church

By Invitation Only 


Live Entertainment
VFBC Praise Band

6 pm Varnville 1st Baptist
Church Life Center

Free Admission






  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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