It’s almost that time of year again! We are gearing up for a great 2010 Watermelon Festival. The excitement begins on Friday, July 16th at 3 pm downtown and continues through Saturday night. We have lots of things to do all day long each day. There will be magic and balloon entertainers, carnival rides, bungee jumping, car and motor cycle shows, softball tournament, rodeo, and a fashion show.
We have some great food vendors lined up this year. They will offer the famous fair treats along with bar-b-que, roasted corn, boiled peanuts, chocolate delights, and slices of pies – just to name a few items. Cool off with ice cream, snow cones and Italian ice products or enjoy our famous southern iced tea.
There will be a great variety of craft and commercial vendors. Scheduled to show this year are crafters with jewelry, adirondack furniture, wood products, books, gift paper and cards, adult and children’s clothing, games & toys, candles, puppets, and speciality hand bags – again, just to name a few. You will also be able to pick up information on orthodontics, health care, house gutters and bath remodeling. Check out the latest products from Tupperware, make a funny video or have a group picture made to remember the day.
Start your weekend off on Friday with a trip downtown. Enjoy the free entertainment at the gazebo or buy a $20 carnival ride band good for the whole evening on Friday. The music gets started at 7 pm in the gazebo. Bring a chair or spread a blanket out and enjoy the free concerts!
Saturday is the big day for the parade and then back down to the gazebo for free entertainment and the festival contests. Try out your skills at seed spitting and watermelon eating – or dress in your best watermelon outfit! There will be plenty of music and magic throughout the day and evening. All the entertainment, including the bands, is free this year. Bring the whole family out and enjoy the day – don’t forget that chair!.
Check our the Pageland Chamber of Commerce Sales and Information booth. That’s where you can pick up your official 2010 festival shirt or one of many items we have on hand this year! To see what is available, look at our festival website at www.pagelandwatermelonfestival.com. Make plans to take a bite out of summer this year at the 2010 Pageland Watermelon Festival!