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Watermelon Festival

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

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The Knox County Chamber of Commerce Annual Watermelon Festival takes place the first full weekend of August. Mark your calendars for August 2nd & 3rd of 2024, for next year's amazing festival! We can't wait!

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Our Watermelon Pageants are one of our most awaited events of the year! We're excited to continue the Watermelon Pageant to the Watermelon Festival!


We will have 3 categories: Baby/Toddler, Tiny/Teen, and our Queen Pageant.

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The Watermelon Festival is home to a variety of vendors, ranging from delicious fair foods, children's toys, unique clothing, and more!

About the Festival

Celebrating the huge watermelon industry in Knox County with some summertime fun - the Watermelon Festival is traditionally held on the first full weekend in August. This event boasts with fair food favorites, live music, pageants, and of course, watermelon!