Always the 2nd Saturday in July! Family Fun McDade Watermelon Festival & Car Show


The McDade Watermelon Festival Association would like to thank you for your support over the years.  We have made the tough and difficult decision to cancel our 72nd McDade Watermelon Festival scheduled for July 11 due to COVID-19.  Our first cancellation in history since we began our festivities in 1948 that provides scholarships and grants to community youth organizations and local nonprofits. 

This is a strange and unusual time in our nation, and first and foremost we care about our members, volunteers, families, sponsors, vendors, entertainers and visitors and want to ensure that safety is our number one priority.  

Stay safe and stay healthy, until we come together again next year for the watermelon festival and celebrate McDade’s 150th birthday! 


contact us

McDade Watermelon Festival  

143 Bastrop St McDade TX 78650

Phone:     +1.512.736.4302

E-mail: info@mcdadetexas.com