Watermelon Festival

June is the home to our ever popular Jefferson County Watermelon Festival.  Originally the festival was started to recognize the watermelon growers in Jefferson County.  Held the third weekend of June, this festival has enjoyed 65 plus years of watermelon, music, children’s theater, pageants, Street Dance, arts and crafts vendors, food, a 5K run, car show, art show ghost tours seed spitting contest, watermelon carving contest, softball tournament, Beer Garden, parade and much, much more.  The Watermelon Festival continues as a time-honored tradition that says it’s summertime in Monticello, FL.