Country music superstar Scotty McCreery will headline the Winterville Watermelon Festival's annual Watermelon Jam Concert on Saturday. Aug. 25.
Tyre Realty Group is giving away two sets of four tickets -- register to win on our Facebook page.
McCreery, a native of North Carolina, is the winner of American Idol Season 10. His hits include "This Is It," “I Love You This Big,” and “Five More Minutes.”
Also taking the stage for the Watermelon Jam will be Chase Bryant, one of today's most celebrated new country artists whose hits include "Little Bit of You" and "Take It On Back;" country duo SmithField ("When You're Gone"); and rising country star Justin West.
The concert, held at the Town of Winterville Recreation Park, is the highlight of the 33rd annual Winterville Watermelon Festival. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 on the day of the concert. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a concert ticket.
The multi-day Watermelon Festival features family friendly activities including the Watermelon Parade, watermelon-eating contest and free entertainment including a dog trick show.
Food vendors serve classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs.
Here is the schedule of events:
Aug. 22, Back to School Night
6-11 p.m. -- Wristband Night, ride amusement rides all night for $20 -- school age only
DJ and fun events for kids of all ages
Aug. 23, Night of Celebration featuring Christian Artists
6 p.m. -- Food and commercial vendors open
Wristband Night, unlimited rides all night for $20
6:30 p.m. -- Andro Brown
7:20 p.m. -- Ignite Worship Band
8:30 p.m. -- After April
Aug. 24, Beach Music Night
5 p.m. -- Bingo at the Winterville Ruritan Building
6 pm. -- Food and commercial vendors open; amusement rides open with unlimited-ride wristbands for $25
6:30 p.m. -- Dare Devil Dog Team Performance
7 p.m. -- Band of Oz
8:30 p.m. -- Dare Devil Dog Team Performance
Aug 25, The Watermelon Jam
8 a.m -- Craft and commercial vendors open Winterville Improved Order of the Red Men Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Winterville Baptist Church; Winterville Fire Department Car Show at A.G. Cox Athletic Field (judging at noon, benefitting Timbos Tower)
10 a.m. -- NTE Energy and Pitt Community College Festival Parade
11 a.m. -- Watermelon Eating Contest
11:45 a.m. -- Dare Devil Dog Team Performance
1:30 p.m. -- Dare Devil Dog Team Performance
3:15 p.m. -- Dare Devil Dog Team Performance
Noon -- Tiger King Tae Kwon Do
12:15 p.m. -- South Central High School Marching Band and Drum Line
1 p.m. -- Seventy One Hundred Band
2 p.m.: Martin Terry, singer
5 p.m.: Bingo at Winterville Ruritan Building
5:30 p.m. -- Justin West Band
6:30 p.m. -- SmithField
7:45 p.m. -- Chase Bryant
9:15 p.m. -- Scotty McCreery
Aug. 26, International Day
1-6 p.m.-- Amusement rides; wristbands for unlimited rides are $20
1-6 p.m. -- Music
For more details, visit the Winterville Watermelon Festival website.
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