2022 Schedule

Wednesday Sept 14

Gates open for arrival/check-in at 9 am. Gates close at 8 pm

Thursday Sept 15

Gates open for arrival/check-in at 9 am. Gates close at 8 pm

Showers at the pool 4pm-7pm

Kids Activities: Picture Scavenger Hunt – All Weekend Long! – Stacey Rae Sinclair & Katie Priest. Join in the fun of exploring the festival by following the clues! Add your festive, fun, and funny photos to our digital scavenger hunt. Hop online and check out the fantastic festival memories others have shared. Visit https://padlet.com/swbluechinook/fbgmi1a2kqqjv3pt to add your photos, or scan the QR code to get started!  Winners in each category will win a prize!

Scavenger Hunt (10 & under) – Stacey Rae Sinclair & Katie Priest. Pick up your passport for memories and fun! Kids 10 and under will use their Watermelon Picker’s Fest passport to explore the festival. Finish your passport and be entered in a drawing to win a prize! (Passports can be picked up at the merch tent.

3 pm-4 pm, Yoga with Anna Billman, Pick-Nick Shelter.

4:30-5:30 pm, The Fly Birds, Main Stage.

5:30-6 pm, Maddi Mae, Show Barn.

6 pm-7 pm, Dalton Dash, Main Stage.

7 pm-7:40 pm, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Show Barn.

7:45-8:45 pm, The Wildmans, Main Stage.

8:45-9:25pm, The Wilson Springs Hotel, Show Barn.

9:30-11 pm, Scythian, Main Stage.

Friday Sept 16

Gates open for arrival/check-in at 9 am. Gates close at 8 pm.

Showers at the pool 9 am-7 pm – Tune your radio in to 87.9 to to hear the main stage broadcast to your campsite.

8 am-4 pm Showers are open for patrons across the street at the Pool.

10 am-11am, Yoga with Anna Billman, Pick-Nick Shelter.

11-Noon, Slow Jam with Mike Ward, Pick-Nick Shelter.

11:30 am-12:15 pm, Flatfoot Dance Workshop with Jan Scopel, 
Pick-nic Shelter

12:30-1:30 pm, Family Dance with Kim Forry, Show Barn. Music by The Wildmans.

2-3 pm, Recycled Instruments/ Masks Part 1, Kids Barn. Katie Priest & Stacey Rae Sinclair will help kids of all ages prepare for the parade on Saturday by making a fun mardi gras style mask or home-made instrument. Bring your favorite recyclables and craft materials for your creations, or add some flair with supplies to share!

2-3 pm, June and the Jets, Show Barn.

3-4 pm, Parachutes and Pinatas, Kids Barn.
Come join Katie Priest for Parachutes & Pinatas, we will play games with a giant, colorful parachute followed by our annual watermelon pinata! Fun for kids of all ages!

3-4 pm The Wildmans, Main Stage More info. on BANDS PAGE

4-4:40 pm, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Show Barn.

4:45-5:45 pm, Chris Jacobs Band, Main Stage. – Sponsored by: Schutte Wealth Management of Raymond James & Associates More info. on BANDS PAGE

5:50-6:30 pm, Low Water Bridge Band, Show Barn.

6:30-7:45 pm, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Main Stage.

7:45-8:25 pm, Those Three Guys, Show Barn.

8:30-10 pm, The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, Main Stage.

10 pm-11 pm, The Woodshedders, Show Barn

Saturday Sept 17

Tune your radio in to 87.9 to to hear the main stage broadcast to your campsite.

Showers at the pool 9 am-7 pm

Gates open for arrival/check-in at 9 am. Gates close at 8 pm

10-10:45 am, Kids: Songs and Stories for the very young and young at heart, Kids Barn. Join Stacey Rae Sinclair for fun and interactive songs, games, and movement activities. Perfect for our youngest festival-goers and their grownups. Bring your joyful singing voice and get ready for some fun.

10:30-11:30, Slow Jam with Mike Ward, Show Barn.

11 am-12 noon, Kids: Creative T-shirts, Kids Barn. – Continue the Watermelon tradition! Create Watermelon-themed Sharpie tie-dyed shirts with Stacey Sinclair and Katie Priest. Bring a white or light-colored tee shirt and make a work of art fit for the Fest.

12-1 pm, Recycled instruments / Masks Part 2, Kids Barn.

12:30 pm-2:00 pm, Band Contest sponsored by Wildwood Landscape, hosted by Tara Linhardt, Show barn.

1:30-2:30 pm, Memorial Jam for Graham Dezarn, Pic-Nic- Shelter.

2:00-2:15 pm, Parade Lineup, Kids Barn.

2:45 pm, Contest Winners Announced, Main Stage.

2:15-2:45 pm Parade!!, Starting at the Kids Barn, behind the grandstand to the Culture Building, then to the Main Stage

2-3 pm, The Short Hill Mountain Boys, Show Barn.

3-4 pm, Furnace Mountain, Main Stage.

4-4:45 pm, Cassidy Snider & the Wranglers, Show Barn.

4:45-5:45 pm, Carsie Blanton, Main Stage.

5:50-6:30 pm, Band Contest Winners, Show Barn.

6:30-7:45pm, Miko Marks, Main Stage.

7:45-8:25 pm, Low Water Bridge, Show Barn.

8:30-10:30 pm, Little Feat, Main Stage.

10:30-12:00 pm, The Larry Keel Experience, Show Barn. Sponsored by Chip Schutte, Remax Roots