Watermelon Festival kicks off with food, music and fun!

WINTERVILLE, PITT COUNTY - The Winterville Watermelon Festival 2013 opened its gates at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

Festival organizers are handing out free slices of locally-grown watermelon during the three day festival.  All the traditional festival food is on hand, along with amusement rides and a great line up of music groups.
Thursday night saw a Katy Perry cover band and a Michael Jackson cover band.  Friday night's line-up is the band Blue Soul Redemption and the band Trial By Fire - Tribute to Journey.  Saturday night features The Johnny Orr Band, Parmalee and Jason Michael Carroll.

Click HERE for more on the schedule of events.

The Winterville Watermelon Festival 2013 is open Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Many of the news crew from NewsChannel 12 will be at the festival throughout the day on Saturday.  They would love for you to stop by and say hi.

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