Watermelon Park Festival takes place on the last weekend in September every year in Berryville, Virgina. This year was the 12th year for Shepherd's Ford Productions, and it was as amazing as always! The line up included Hot Rize, Pokey Lafarge, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and was headlined by the amazing and iconic Loretta Lynn.
The Watermelon Park Festival always features a Band Contest and a Pickin' Contest where the winner received a Weber Bitterroot F style mandolin. The contest is open to all festival goers and asks players to perform a traditional old-time style tune. "This is a great event that we are honored to participate in each year," remarked Bruce Weber Sr. This year's winner was Houlton Doucette.
Photo Credit: Pepper Watkins
If you're looking for something to do at the end of September, we recommend heading to Virginia with your camping gear and spend a great weekend on the water surrounded by amazing music!
To see more highlights from the event you can check them out here.