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54th Annual Howell Melon Festival


  • Downtown Howell Howell, MI 48843 (map)

We're closing Grand River to make room for all the fun activities of the 54th Annual Howell Melon Festival! Enjoy a FREE live performance by 50 Amp Fuse, the Howell Melon Run, Melon Ball, craft beer and wine sampling in the Festival Tent, Doc May Memorial Melon Ride, inflatable kids area, FREE outdoor movie, train rides, street vendors, and much more! And of course we didn't forget the classics - Melon Ice Cream and Howell Melons will be available all weekend long! 

Visit www.howellmelonfestival.com for more information and join us as Downtown Howell comes alive during the Howell Melon Festival! 

Thursday, August 14 

  • Melon Ball at the McPherson Mansion with Main Street Dueling Pianos 

Friday, August 15

  • Merchant Breakfast
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Food Vendors
  • Tours of the Train Depot Museum and 1888 Caboose presented by the Howell Area Historical Society
  • Melon Run 
  • Melon Ice Cream 
  • Magic Show 
  • Fine Art Show at the Opera House presented by Livingston Arts Council 
  • Summer Reading Program Party 
  • Festival Tent with Trivia, DJ, Food, Pull-tabs, and Yard Games 
  • Concert by Saint of Soul at the Courthouse presented by Livingston Arts Council
  • Festival Cart Information and Merchandise 
  • Bike Raffle 

Saturday, August 16, 2014 

  • Doc May Memorial Bike Ride 
  • Tours of the Opera House 
  • Tour of the Train Depot Museum and 1888 Caboose presented by the Howell Area Historical Society
  • Tractor with Melons 
  • Melon Ice Cream 
  • Sand Castle Building on Grand River 
  • Food Vendors 
  • Street Vendors 
  • Fine Art Show at the Howell Opera House presented by Livingston Arts Council 
  • Livingston County Concert Band 
  • Entertainment at the Food Court 
    • Opening Ceremony 
    • Old Fashioned Games 
    • Howell Melon Baking Contest 
    • School of Rock Ann Arbor 
    • Just Around the Corner
    • Dirt Cheap 
  • Classic Car Show presented by the Howell Area Historical Society 
  • Train Rides
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Outdoor Movie 
  • Kids, Kites & Art 
  • Pleiner Art Strolling Artists 
  • Bike Raffle
  • Bike Valet 
  • Festival Carts with information, flowers, and merchandise 
  • Fifty Amp Fuse concert on the main stage 
  • Melon Patch with magic show, melon eating contest, story telling, and photo cut-outs 
  • Carnival 
  • Lord of the Gourd 
  • Tours of the First Presbyterian Church 
  • Ultimate Air Dogs 
  • Teen Trail 
  • Country Corner
  • Festival Tent with DJ, pull-tabs, yard games, and food
  • Treats & Treasures Flea Market presented by the Howell Area Historical Society

Sunday, August 17

  • Treats & Treasures Flea Market presented by the Howell Area Historical Society
  • Farmer's Market 
  • Tours of the Train Depot Museum and 1888 Caboose presented by the Howell Area Historical Society
  • Melon Patch 
  • Country Corner
  • Teen Trail
  • Adult Co-Ed Kickball Tournament 
  • Church Service 
  • Pancake Breakfast 
  • Festival Carts
  • Tractor of Howell Melons 
  • Lord of the Gourd 
  • Melon Ice Cream 
  • Street Vendors 
  • Food Vendors 
  • Fine Art Show 
  • Train Rides
  • Carnival 
  • Tours of the First Presbyterian Church 
  • Tours of the Howell Opera House presented by Livingston Arts Council 
  • Entertainment at the Food Court (Livingston County Christian Musicians) 
  • Livingston Sensation 
  • Ultimate Air Dogs

Vendor Applications 

Click here to download an Arts & Crafts Vendor Application 

Click here to download a Food Vendor Application

Earlier Event: August 1
Movies Under the Stars - The Nut Job
Later Event: August 15
37th Annual Howell Melon Run