Mule drawn carriage rides 

By Sterling Merryman

$5 : ages 13 - Adult

$3 :  Kids 5-12

Free : ages 0-4

Join us for our 1st ever

Sweatin' Melons 5K

Sat. July 9, 2022   at 7:30am

​​Registration deadline 6/15/22

$30 per person

Scan & Pay below - Note: 5K​​

Live Music on the Grounds

11am - 5pm

And MORE to come.

Always the 2nd Saturday in July!

Family Fun

McDade Watermelon Festival

contact us

McDade Watermelon Festival  

143 Bastrop St McDade TX 78650

Phone:     +1.512.736.4302


Other Activities

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Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest 2pm at the Pavillion

  1. *NEW*  Sweatin' Melons 5K  7:30am
  2. ​Car Show 8am - 1pm
  3. Live music on Main St by McDade Jamboree 9am-10:30am followed by Grande Parade at 10:30am
  4. Washer pitching tournament ​: ​​​11:00am Registartion under Oak trees (Left side of music stage)  Tournament begins at 11:30am
  5. Carriage Rides by Sterling Merryman 11am
  6. ​Live Music on the Grounds 11am-5pm
  7. ​BINGO  12pm under the Oak trees.
  8. Watermelon Eating Contest 12:30pm
  9. Riding Mower Rodeo 1pm at the baseball field.
  10. Prize Melon Auction  5pm in Pavilion
  11. Free Melon Feast 4pm 

2022 Washer Pitching Tournament

     Under the big Oak trees by the music stage.

  • Registration 11am 
  • Tournament starts 11:30am