Watermelon Festival Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The Watermelon Festival is FREE to attend (We'd like to thank our corporate sponsors for that). There is no admission ticket or fee associated with visiting Carytown. However, bring cash as there are plenty of things to buy. ATM's are located around Carytown if you forget. In addition, some merchants and vendors accept credit cards.
Where do we park?
With a festival this size, parking is always an issue. There are decks on the side streets that you may have access to as well as adjacent neighborhood parking and parking at UR Stadium. In addition, there are some additional store lots that may let you park. Please don't park in the middle of the neighborhood streets and observe normal no parking signs, etc. You will get a ticket.
Can I bring my kids?
Absolutely! The Watermelon Festival has one of the largest kid's zone of any festival around and plenty of things to keep the little ones occupied. We promise they will be sleepy come evening. :)
Carytown is extremely pet friendly. Although it is extremely hot for pets and you should probably leave them at home, if you choose to bring your dog, please bring a poopie bag.
Is there alcohol at this event?
While the festival itself does not have alcohol, there are many restaurants in Carytown where you can get a fruity, watermelon cocktail or ice-cold beer.
What about music?
There are about 80 performers throughout the day at various music locations throughout the festival.
How should we dress?
It will be 90 degrees. Dress comfortably and wear good, comfortable sneakers or shoes...after all, it is called the "Mile of Style" for a reason.
Where can we get the watermelon?
Thanks to Martin's and The Shriner's, you can get watermelon at the various watermelon stands throughout the festival. Proceeds from the watermelon sales directly benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital.
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