THREE DAYS of Family Fun at the 50th annual Winston Dillard Melon Festival! Kids Games, Entertainment, Parade, Bingo, Vendors, Food, Live Music, Frozen T-shirt Contest, Melon Carving, Melon Eating Contests, Heart Game, Carnival, Mud Volleyball, Car Show, Melon Cooking Contest, Fireworks on Saturday night! AND a whole lot of other downhome FUN things!  Raffle (for an ATV and many other prizes -- winners announced at 3:30 on Sunday).

Live Music Schedule includes:

FRIDAY Sept 14 (festival hours 12 pm -10 pm)

1:30 – 3:30  Joe Ross  (Jazz, Latin, Country)  

4 – 6:30  Frank McCracken and the Firecrackers (Country)

7 – 9:30  Velvet Whiskey  (Classic Rock)

SATURDAY Sept 15 (hours 10 am – 10 pm)

11:30 - 12:45 Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Assn.

1 - 1:30 DC Cheer  

1:15 – 3 Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band 

3:30 – 6 Johnson Family Band (Blues, Country)

6:30-7:30 Brayden Cline (Americana)

8 –10 Trip Wire Band (Rock, Blues, Jazz) 

SUNDAY Sept 16 (hours 10 am – 4 pm)

11 – 1 Kenny Holmes & Norm Brusseau (Blues)

1:30 – 3:30 Jazz Insiders  

3:30 – Raffle

Admission to the festival is FREE, but you're invited to bring non-perishable food donations to the gate for the Dillard-Winston Food Pantry. Also bring a chair or blanket to sit on to enjoy the entertainment ... or use bleachers by the stage. The THEME is "50 Years of Fun: Now and Then." Anyone interested in being a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, please contact a Melon Festival coordinator ASAP.

For more info: OR 541-530-7862 

The festival is on Facebook at:


  • Starting Friday, September 14th, 2018, repeated every day until Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm


Riverbend Park

243 SE Thompson St
Winston, OR 97496


Winston-Dillard Melon Festival

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