The California Watermelon Festival, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community. Proceeds support service-oriented non-profit entities and school youth development programs. The California Watermelon Festival buys over 50,000 pounds of the best, largest, sweetest melons in the state, freshly harvested, chilled and sliced. It’s all-you-can-eat so enjoy!
Free Kid’s Zone: 10am-7pm
Includes: Melon-dramatic Children’s Theater, Wildlife of the World Exhibit, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bubble Party, and much more!
Free Attractions and Activities: 10am-7pm
Includes: Arena Games, BMX Bike Show, Costume Contest, King and Queen Tent, Culinary Pavillion, and Taylor Hughes – Magic & Comedy!
Additional Attractions and Activities: 10am-10pm
Includes: Knocker Ball, Rock Climbing, Euro Bungie, Carnival, Beer Garden, and Kid’s Rides!
California Watermelon Festival Costume Contest – Sunday 1 PM (1st Prize $300, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $100!)
Come one, come all! Build your one-in-a-melon watermelon costume! Get wild, get silly, go big with your design, and compete to win cash prizes! Contestants of all ages are welcome.
California Watermelon Festival Rising Stars Talent Contest– Saturday 7 PM (1st Prize $150, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50!)
Is there a special young person in your life who is a talented singer, dancer, juggler or blessed with another amazing talent? Now is your chance to showcase their talents to the world and get them the recognition they deserve!
A baby changing station and nursing station is next to the rest area the Kid’s Zone.
There is a lost and found at the Information Booth near the entrance. The California Watermelon Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA91342
While there is no RV camping directly at Hansen Dam, there are plenty of campgrounds nearby for you to enjoy. Listed below are a couple of different options. Check out our Top 10 Campgrounds in Los Angeles for more information.
Hollywood RV Park
Hollywood RV Park was previously known as Balboa RV Park. This RV camping area is located in the heart of Hollywood. It’s a short distance away from popular sightseeing destinations like Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Learn more on the location’s website!
Dockweiler RV Park
Dockweiler RV Park is operated by Los Angeles County government. It’s advertised as being the only Los Angeles RV park located directly on the beach. This park boasts views of Malibu and Catalina Island. Learn more on the location’s website!
The Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in Lake View Terrace is easy to access right off the 210 Freeway. Just take the Osborne street exit and head south on Foothill Blvd (away from the hills). Travel a quarter mile and you’re at the entrance.
Parking is available at the venue for $10. Limited street parking is available on Foothill Blvd. north of the 210 freeway.
Adult Ticket ($15) Ages 12 and over require an adult ticket.
Child Ticket ($10) Ages 3 - 11 require a child ticket. Children two and under are free.
Unlimited Carnival Rides ($55)
We at RVshare are passionate about helping people explore the world around them - whether it’s a camping trip in nature or a trip to the fair to better experience the region you’re visiting. Whether California is your home, or this is your first time visiting the state, attending the Watermelon Festival is a great way to learn more about Florida and what it has to offer, to have fun riding carnival rides, and to enjoy delicious watermelon. Visiting the festival in a motorhome is a great way to experience the event stress-free, with your own shower and bed nearby, and with the ability to bring your own food along. Whether you visit the fair in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your adventures! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your vacation could be featured on our blog or social media!
Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.