Presidential Pathways / Cordele

Watermelon Days Festival

Dates : 6/6/15 - 6/27/15
3rd Street & 2nd Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

  • Georgia Watermelon Queen with watermelon fans!

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  • Wally Melon at the fishing rodeo.

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One of the oldest festivals in the state of Georgia is celebrated annually in Cordele-Crisp County, known as the Watermelon Capital of the World for the great number of melons grown, harvested and sold in our community. People from all over Georgia and the Southeast come to participate in the many events that pay tribute to our favorite fruit.

The fourth Saturday is the main festival day, featuring a parade, arts and crafts, melon eating, seed spit and chunking contest, rides for the kids and more. Over three weeks in June, a pageant, dog show, watermelon decorating contest, fishing rodeo, walk, road race and much more are held as part of the festvial. 

For more information, contact the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce at 229-273-1668, or go to our website

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Free Things to Do