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2014 Watermelon Festival Sunday August 10, 2014 10am - 6pm

The festival runs 10am - 6pm.

Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia. Mark your calendar now for a great day of family fun.

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Toyota KidsZone

There's a ton of stuff for the kids too! Expanded this year with more than ever before. Bouncies, games, mazes and more...Make sure you check out the Richmond Area Toyota Dealers Kids Zone at Watermelon!



Thanks to our Sponsors' generous support and funding, the Carytown Watermelon Festival remains free to attend.
2012 sponsors

If you need help finding Carytown or the festival, use 3126 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23221 for your GPS.

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2012 Map
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Band Lineup (subject to change without notice)

Mainstage @Colonial
10:30-11:15 His Dream of Lions
11:45-12:30 Giant Squid
1-1:45 Billy Joe Trio
2:15-3 808
3:30-4:15 Zach Perkins
4:45-5:30 Emma Leigh

Slice Stage @ Sheppard
10:15-11 Flashlight Tag
11:30-12:15 Paulo Franco
12:45-1:30 Eric Hunter and the Distractions
2-2:45 Meadow Street Band
3:15-4 Offering

Melon Stage @ Belmont
10-10:45 My Way
11:15-12 The Ruckus
12:30-1:15 Season 3
1:45-2:30 Rillsoul
3-3:45 Johnny Lee Long Band
4:15-5 Kyle Thornton and the Company

Juicy Stage @ Crenshaw
10:15-11 School of Rock
11:30-12:15 Domino Effect
12:45-1:30 Ben Berumez
2-2:45 Vince Kane and the Incurables
3:15-4 Energy 2000
4:30-5:15 The Ol Basts

Nacho Mamas Stage
10-10:45 Alec Bowles
11:15-12 Chris Leggett
12:30-1:15 Chad Mosson
1:45-2:30 Tara Mills
3-3:45 TBA
4:15-5 Chad Mosson

Back this year! Watermelon Festival T-Shirts, available in various sizes at the Carytown Merchants Association Booth!

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Carytown Merchants Association

3126 W. Cary Street #715

Richmond, VA 23221