Summertime favorite fruit has to be watermelon and any festivity associated with it definitely needs special attention.
Listed below are few places in and around Charlotte where you can enjoy Watermelon Festival:
1. Watermelon Fest 2021 at Lennyboy Brewery
Where : Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Charlotte, NC.
When: Sat Aug 21 , 11:00 am – 4pm.
What to expect: Kombucha & beer release, live music , free watermelon slices.
Distance : This place is located in Charlotte.
2. Denton Watermelon Festival
Where: Harrison Park, 20 West Salisbury Street , Denton, NC.
When : Saturday , Aug 7th from 9 am to 3pm.
What to expect : Watermelon Crawl, watermelon seed spitting, watermelon eating.
Distance : 1hr 15mins drive from Charlotte.
3. North Carolina Watermelon Festival
Where: Riverside Drive in Fairbluff, NC.
When: 14th August – through the day.
What to expect: Watermelon contests, Food trucks , parades & fun activities.
Distance: 2 hrs 30mins drive from Charlotte.
4.Winterville Annual Watermelon Festival
Where: 324 Sylvania Street, Winterville, NC 28590.
When: Thurs: 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Fri: 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Sat: 8:00am to 11:00pm, Aug 23 – Thurs Night, Aug 24 – What to expect: Family Fun Night, Aug 25 – Watermelon Jam , Aug 27th -29th.
What to expect: Watermelon Parade , watermelon-eating contest, watermelon treats.
Distance: 3hr 45 mins drive from Charlotte.
5. Outer Banks Watermelon Festival
When: Kitty Hawk Kite store in Nags Head, Jockey’s ridge Crossing, MP 12.5 Nags Head, NC.
Where: Aug 5th 10am-4pm.
What to expect: tons of watermelon, kid-friendly activities, homegrown backyard feel, summer bash activities.
Distance : 5hr 45 mins drive from Charlotte.
All the festivals are sorted as per distance and there are much more things to do than just visiting those places for only Watermelon fest. You can stay along and enjoy yourselves in all the above mentioned location for other different summer touristy activities.