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Carytown Watermelon Festival celebrates 40th anniversary this Sunday

It’s time to celebrate the dog days of summer and all things watermelon this weekend in Carytown.

Trevor Dickerson



The Carytown Watermelon Festival is back in Carytown this weekend, and you’ll find all the usual suspects to celebrate four decades of the popular gathering on W. Cary Street, including live music, vendors, food and beverage, and of course, lots of fresh watermelon slices.

The festival typically draws over 115,000 people to enjoy over 80 musicians, 100 exhibitors, and over 3,000 watermelons.

It all takes place Sunday, August 14th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The festival runs from Thompson Street to the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. A map of the festival can be found below, and more information is here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.