September 6th – 7th 2024

Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville Virginia


Wyatt Ellis performing with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

2024 Band Lineup and Schedule

Tickets & Camping

Rainbow over the mainstage at the Watermelon Pickers' Fest

Tickets and Camping


Children playing with a parachute and bouncing beach balls on it

Workshops, Contests, Activities and More

Watermelon Pickers' Fest Poster 2024

The Watermelon Pickers’ Fest Returns!

Tickets on sale now!

Shepherds Ford Productions has produced over 25 family-friendly festivals and events since 2006. The Watermelon Pickers’ Fest returns to the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds with a stellar lineup of local talent and national acts. There’s plenty to do, from dance and music workshops, open jams, kids’ activities, vendors, and more!

Sponsor the 2024 Watermelon Pickers’ Fest

Crowd watching the mainstage act at the Watermelon Pickers' Fest at night

Help Make the 2024 Fest a Success!

Join us in making this year’s Watermelon Pickers’ Festival a spectacular success! By sponsoring the festival, you’ll help us continue a cherished tradition that keeps bluegrass and roots music thriving in our community. Your support ensures that festival-goers leave with unforgettable memories and the knowledge that your contribution played a key role in their wonderful experience and memories of a great weekend of music and community. Click the button below to get in touch and request a sponsorship application—let’s make magic happen together!