Watermelon Festival This Weekend

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The 2017 Franklin County Watermelon Festival is happening this weekend in downtown Russellville.  We hope you will join us for two days of fun, and make time to hear Aaron Tippin on Saturday night!

Keep it tuned to Real Country 92.3 FM for more information during the festival.
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2017 Franklin County Watermelon Festival
Schedule of Events

 

FRIDAY – August 18th

 

Ribeye Steak Sandwich Sale
Time: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association

 

Vendor Check-In
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Chamber offices
Food 1 pm, all other vendors 2:30 pm

 

Free Watermelon Slices
Time: 6:00 pm at main stage

 

Main Stage Entertainment
5:45 pm – National Anthem by BreAnna Gasque
6:00 pm – Purpose
7:00 pm – First Born Sons
8:30 pm – 7 Bridges (Eagles cover band)

 

SATURDAY – August 19th

 

Watermelon Run
Registration at 6:30 am / Run at 7:30 am at Russellville High School

 

Car and Truck Show
Registration at 7 am, awards at Noon

 

Tractor Show
Registration at 8 am, awards at 1 pm

 

Ribeye Steak Sandwich Sale
Time: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association

 

Free Watermelon Slices
11 am – 1 pm in Russellville First Baptist Church Park

 

37th Annual Watermelon Contests
Located in First Baptist Church Park
(corner of Lauderdale St. & Washington Ave.)
Registration from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm
Winners announced and prizes awarded at 1 pm

 

Free Watermelon Slices
5 pm at main stage

 

Main Stage Entertainment

5:00 pm – The Cadillacs
6:00 pm – Southern Heat
7:00 pm – Joseph Baldwin Band
8:30 pm – Aaron Tippin

 

 

WATERMELON FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS
Available in mint green, cardinal red, coral, and indigo (washed denim)
Youth and Adult sizes Small to Extra Large are $15.00
Adult 2X to 4X are $18.00