Visit our two Festivals  River and Roots Fest June 28-30 and Watermelon Park Fest Sept. 20-22, 2018.


Watermelon Park has a reputation for being the home of many great and historical music events. The first “Bluegrass Day” was held on August 10, 1960. This is believed to be the very first Bluegrass Festival in the country! This rich history and tradition continues today at our annual Watermelon Park Fest! Held on the fourth weekend in September. This great event is brought to you by Shepherd’s Ford Productions & Watermelon Park.

Watermelon Park is a great outdoor venue for hosting Weddings & Receptions, Family Reunions, Company Picnics, Church & Civic Groups, Team Building workshops, Chamber of Commerce Events, Sports team outings, parties and celebrations and much more!


Watermelon Park River & Roots Festival

June 28-30, 2018

Watermelon Park Festival 2018

September 20-22,

Watermelon Park Fest Fest 2015, The year Loretta Lynn returned!

Watermelon Park Fest 2014.


Berryville, Virginia – Beginning September 25, 2014 Shepherds Ford Productions and Watermelon Park Campground will host its eleventh annual, three-day Americana Roots Music Festival, Watermelon Park Fest (WPF). Chosen as one of the area’s best music festivals by Washingtonian Magazine (May 2013), this 3-day family-friendly event has deep roots in the region’s cultural heritage, and takes place along the banks of the scenic Shenandoah River. Watermelon Park Fest hosts celebrated national and local performers, super talented area bands just getting started, workshops, pickin’ contests, dances, kid’s activities, food and craft vendors, and incredible campground jams. All of these elements add up to a weekend full of enchantment. Go to

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