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Watermelon Festival Weekend Friday

June 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Vendors Village

Friday 4PM to 9PM Friday
Dogwood, Cherry & Pearl Streets (see the map below)

I Found It In Historic Monticello

Downtown Monticello is where the action is this year with a fabulous line up of Arts & Crafts and Food vendors for the 2017 Watermelon Festival.

Just look at the arts & crafts you will find:

  • gorgeous quilts
  • old-fashioned hand carved items • live plants
  • hand dipped scented candles
  • pottery
  • dulcimers
  • artisan jewelry

And for food: funnel cakes, shaved ice, cotton candy, pizza, alligator, BBQ, pork, chicken and ice cream!

Several new vendors will be showcasing their products, so stroll through our quaint city and discover our charm.

Watermelon Festival Rotary Barbeque

Sponsored by the Monticello Rotary Club

Friday, June 16th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Opera House

$10.00 Adults / Teens
$5.00 Children 10-years and under

Barbeque Pork Baked Beans Corn on the Cob Cole Slaw Bread and Homemade Dessert

Children’s Theater

Watermelon Festival Rotary BBQ Performance (see above)
Friday, June 16th at 7:00 PM
Opera House

$10.00 Adults / Teens
$5.00 Children 10-years and under

Welcome to the 19th year for children’s theater at the Watermelon Festival in the historic, air-conditioned Monticello Opera House. Last year’s cast of The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny) had a hopping good time as the bunnies chomped their way through Mr. MacGregor’s vegetable garden.

This year’s cast of 32 talented young actors/singers/dancers presents, Alice in Wonderland! You’ll see Alice embark on a wild adventure through Wonderland as she meets the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts and the Madhatter. Is it real, or just a dream?

For the 11th year in a row, the Monticello Acting & Dance Co., directed by Melanie Mays, performs for audiences of all ages. Children, teens and parents participate in the summer theater program and give generously of their time not only onstage, but behind the scenes as well. And while the cast rehearses, in the process, they also learn to sing, dance and act!

There are four performances, two of which are open to the public. The rest are presold to Tallahassee summer camp programs, the Boys & Girls Club and Jefferson Elementary School.

This year’s cast will also perform at libraries in Leon, Gadsden, and Jefferson County; Brynwood Center, Cross Landings and Westminster Oaks; and make a special appearance at the Womans Club Fashion Show.

If you are interested in dance, voice, piano, acting, or guitar lessons, call MadCo at 850-321-0036! Come visit our studio at 262 N. Cherry Street. Classes are forming now!

Purchase an Alice In Wonderland t-shirt or discounted t-shirts from our past productions to help support MadCo’s future children’s theater productions.

Street Dance 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Sponsored by Kelly & Kelly Properties, Inc.

Put on your dancing shoes and bring the family out for this fan favorite. Gather on the street and dance the night away to the music of Free Wheelin’ Band. Providing classic rock and country. We hope to see you there!

Instructions and applications to participate in the Watermelon Festival Events are still online HERE

For information on Saturday Events, click HERE.


June 16, 2017
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Chamber of Commerce


Downtown Monticello
1 Courthouse Circle
Monticello, FL 32344 United States
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