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Franklin County Watermelon Festival

Franklin County Watermelon Festival

Aug 18th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Watermelons are the focus as Russellville celebrates the Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival! Enjoy this free family event in Downtown Russellville with festival food, vendors, car & truck show, 5k and one mile fun run, and kids area with rides and games. Each evening the main stage lights up with performances from a variety of genres. Enjoy a fresh, sweet slice of watermelon on Saturday morning in the park while you peruse watermelon contest entries in categories such as best dressed to most unusual. Set your watch for noon on Saturday to witness the weighing of the largest watermelons around! Pack your sunscreen and lawn chairs, we are waiting for you!

    Franklin County Watermelon Festival

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    • 103 North Jackson Avenue
    • Russellville, AL 35653


    From Alabama Highway 24 in Russellville, turn on to Lawrence Street. Lawrence Street intersects with Jackson Avenue. From Alabama Highway 43, Russellville, turn onto Jackson Avenue.


    Russellville is located in the Bankhead & Sipsey Wilderness Area of the North Alabama Region



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