Savor the Fun at the Watermelon Jubilee in Stockdale, TX!

Get ready for a refreshing summer treat at the Watermelon Jubilee in Stockdale, TX! This cherished tradition, dating back to 1937, is one of Texas’s oldest and most beloved festivals. Hosted by the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce, the Jubilee celebrates the town’s agricultural heritage with a weekend packed full of fun, music, and, of course, plenty of watermelon!

Welcome to Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee

Welcome to Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee

When and Where

Dates: June 20-22, 2024
Location: Stockdale City Park, Stockdale, TX

Why You Should Attend

The Watermelon Jubilee isn’t just an event—it’s a celebration of community spirit, family fun, and the simple joys of summer. Here’s a taste of what makes this event so special:

Live Music That'll Get You Dancing

Friday, June 21: Kick off the weekend with the energetic tunes of Slade Coulter and Braxton Keith. Get ready to tap your feet and maybe even bust a move!
Saturday, June 22: Don’t miss The Good Ol’ Boys Reunion featuring country legends Mo Bandy, Joe Stampley, and Johnny Lee. It’s a night of classic hits and unforgettable moments under the Texas stars.

Rodeo excitement at the Watermelon Jubilee a seed spitting good time!!

Rodeo excitement at the Watermelon Jubilee a seed spitting good time!!

Rodeo Thrills

Hold onto your hats! The Lester Meier Rodeo delivers heart-pounding excitement with bull riding, barrel racing, and more. It’s a wild ride you won’t want to miss! 

A Parade of Fun

Start your Saturday morning with a bang at the parade on Main Street at 10:00 AM. Experience the colorful floats, marching bands, and the proud display of community spirit that makes Stockdale shine.

Watermelon Jubilee Stockdale TX parade float

Watermelon Jubilee Stockdale TX parade float

Carnival and Vendors Galore

From thrilling rides to mouthwatering food, the carnival has it all. Stroll through rows of craft vendors, savor delicious treats, and let the kids enjoy the fun-filled activities. Warning: irresistible snacks and unique finds ahead!'

Watermelon Jubilee Stockdale Watermelon court

Watermelon Jubilee Stockdale TX  Watermelon court

Crowning Glory

Experience the pageantry of the Queen Melone and Rodeo Queen coronations, time-honored traditions dating back to 1937 and 1962. Watch as the new queens are crowned, representing Stockdale with grace and charm.

Why This Event is a Must-Attend

The Watermelon Jubilee is more than just a festival; it’s a vital part of Stockdale’s cultural fabric. It brings together generations, fosters community pride, and highlights the town’s rich agricultural heritage. It’s a time when locals and visitors alike can connect, celebrate, and create lasting memories.

Event Schedule at a Glance

Friday, June 21:
Evening: Carnival opens, food and craft vendors, Lester Meier Rodeo, and live music from Slade Coulter and Braxton Keith.

Saturday, June 22:
7:30 AM: Check-in at Coach Jackson Tennis Courts
9:00 AM: Judging starts
10:00 AM: Parade on Main Street
All Day: Free activities, entertainment, food, and shopping at Stockdale City Park
Evening: Carnival, Lester Meier Rodeo, and live music from The Good Ol’ Boys Reunion with Mo Bandy, Joe Stampley, and Johnny Lee

Insider Tips for a Great Time

  • Arrive Early: The early bird gets the worm—and the best parking spots and parade views.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Texas heat can be intense, so keep those water bottles handy.
  • Cash is King: Some vendors might not take cards, so having cash on hand is a good idea.
  • Comfort First: Wear your most comfortable shoes. Trust us, your feet will thank you!

How to Get There

Stockdale City Park is conveniently located at 700 W Main Street, Stockdale, TX 78160. For detailed directions, click here to open in Google Maps.

Visit Cate's Concepts at the Jubilee!

We are thrilled to announce that Cate's Concepts will be attending the Watermelon Jubilee! Visit our booth to explore our latest collection of handcrafted jewelry, perfect for commemorating this festive occasion. Don't miss out on our unique designs and special festival offers. For more information about our products, visit our Cate's Concepts website.

Join the Festivities!

Mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend of watermelon wonders at the Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee! For more information and to buy tickets, visit the official Watermelon Jubilee page.

We can’t wait to see you there for a weekend filled with laughter, music, and the sweetest watermelons around! 


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