RUSSELLVILLE-Watermelons are the focus as Russellville celebrates the Annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival August 18th and August 19th on Friday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 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!
Watermelon Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Russellville High School Field House
Race Day Registration begins at 6:00 AM
5K begins at 7:30 AM with the 1 Mile Fun Run beginning immediately after.
For more information & online registration: https://watermelonfestival5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6063
*Presented by the Russellville High School Cross Country Team*
Main Stage Entertainment Line Up
5:45 PM – Opening Ceremony
National Anthem: Tara Greenhill
7:00 PM – Tremayne
8:30 PM – Velcro Pygmies
6:00 PM – REWIND
7:00 PM – Austin Bohannon
8:30 PM – Colt Ford
Media Release/Alabama Tourism Department