Watermelon Festival News 2023

The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival is held at Odd Fellows Festival Park, located behind the GBUAA ball field at: 10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd., Grand Bay, AL.  Our mailing address is: 
P.O. Box 1022, Grand Bay, AL  36541, and we can be contacted at: 251-865-3456.

Our previous Programs, along with our Sponsors for each year, can be found under the Festival Programs tab.

Our Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Queen’s Pageant will be held April 29, 2023.  Here it a link, that you can copy and paste to a new tab, to the Registration form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRh7B7Wp182FdMXaU5TgPLIQ3hH9ceb2sj1zENk2QBeU5SZg/viewform

The Pretty Baby Contest will be held on July 4th.  The link to that contest will be updated on here after the conclusion of the Queens Pageant.

The 49th Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm on July 3, 2023 and full day on July 4th from 10 am to 6 pm.  On the 3rd, our preview day, we don’t charge for parking and we will have Arts & Crafts vendors, rides, food vendors, and entertainment, (but no watermelon yet).  On the 4th, admission is only $5 per vehicle, and in addition to our Arts & Crafts vendors, rides, food vendors and entertainment, we will also have the Pretty Baby Contest, Car Show, games, and have all the free, sliced, ice cold, sweet Grand Bay watermelon you can eat, provided by Sessions Farm market.  We are looking for Sponsors to help with the cost of the children’s rides.  We also plan to have a fireworks show at dusk.  May God bless you and our Country!