76th Hampton County

Watermelon Festival

June 15th - 24th, 2018
 2018 Festival Theme:

This year's band performance spotlights:

From the hometown of Raleigh, NC
North Tower Band has been providing the best in Beach, Motown, Disco, Funk and Rock for 35 years.

In 2012 North Tower was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Association Music Hall of Fame.

The band's members are Larry Dean, Jeff Hinson, Chuck Canady, Johnny Hopskins, Gerald Davis, and Steve Davis.

Fortress members are RJ Henderson, Christine Smith, and Adam Elrod.
Performing Saturday, June 23rd at 6 pm at the Varnville 1st Baptist New Life Center

These three are very passionate singers with a solid mission: pointing listeners to the cross, encouraging the believer, and bringing an atmosphere of worship, all through music. 
Lead vocalist, RJ, formerly of retired group, His Mercies, can be heard on two top 40 Singing News songs, “I Want It All” and “Pray My Way Through,” previously recorded by the group. Christine, a native of Hampton, sings soprano for the group.  She was formerly a background singer for Dolly Parton and family at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Adam, tenor, was also the tenor singer for the popular Dove Award Nominated Southern Gospel trio, His Song. Popular songs by the group were “That’s When God Steps In” and “I Believe In Prayer.” "God has given us all the gift of music, and our hope is to see souls saved by presenting God's Word through song."

Festival News!
Hampton County Watermelon Festival Committee

     2017 H.C. Watermelon Festival Queen     2017 H.C. Teen Watermelon Festival Queen
           Miss Jordan Steinmeyer                               Miss Kelly Farmer

Queens Reception
Past and Present


2017 Watermelon Festival "Belles" & Beaus"



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