2021 Tickets On-Sale now

◦   Prices below  are per person, Kids 12 and under are FREE. Event tickets are available for the weekend, single day, and early arrival. Car Camping Passes and/or Large Vehicle Camping Passes should be purchased separately, parking in the Day Parking lot is FREE. Water/electric and dry reserve ticket holders must purchase festival tickets separately. Tier 1 discounts apply until June 1st or sold out. Tier 2 discounts apply until August 1st or sold out. Tier 3 discounts apply until Sept 1st or sold out. Gate prices go into effect September 1st until sold out. If you have technical problems purchasing your ticket call the Vendini patron help number at 800-901-7173 option 3.  All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

3 Day Weekend General Admission

Prices:

TIER 1- $110 (sold out)

TIER 2- $130 (sold out)

TIER 3- $150 

TIER 4- $170

Permits 1 adult entry to the festival after 9:00 am Thursday thru 5:00 pm Sunday. All vehicles entering the campground must have a Car Camping Pass or Large Vehicle Camping Pass. One pass per vehicle. These must be purchased separately. Free parking is available in the Day Parking Lot for those who do not wish to camp with their vehicle.

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Early Arrival Upgrade (per day)

Price: $35

Purchase this Early Arrival Upgrade ticket in addition to your 3 Day General Admission ticket to arrive at the park 1 day early (Wednesday). If you wish to arrive 2 days early (Tuesday) you must purchase 2 Early Arrival Upgrades. There is a maximum of 2 Early Arrival Upgrades per person. All patrons entering the park early must have a 3 Day General Admission ticket and proper amount of Early Arrival Upgrades. Car and Large Vehicle Camping Passes sold separately.

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Megamelon VIP

Price: $350

We still have sponsorship packages that include VIP passes. Contact mail@shepherdsford.com for more info.

Permits 1 adult entry to the festival after 9:00 am Tuesday thru 12:00 pm Sunday. Allows access to camping and performance areas. Includes pre-event camping fees and early arrival. Allows backstage access and includes 2 meal vouchers for lunch and dinner, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (6 vouchers total).

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Teen 3-Day GA (age 13-17 with parent)

Prices:

TIER 1 – $60

TIER 2 – $70

TIER 3 – $80

TIER 4 – $90

New for 2020! We all love the family atmosphere at Watermelon Park Fest. That’s why kids 12 and under are always free. This is our 17th year and we know some of those kids have grown into teenagers. We wanted to cut the park fest parents a break with discounted teenage (age 13-17) tickets.
Permits 1 teen (age 13-17) entry to the festival with parent or legal guardian after 9:00 am Thursday thru 5:00 pm Sunday. All vehicles entering the campground must have a Car Camping Pass or Large Vehicle Camping Pass. One pass per vehicle. These must be purchased separately. Free parking is available in the Day Parking Lot for those who do not wish to camp with their vehicle.

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Saturday Only General Admission

Prices: $55 (till May 31 or sold out),

$65 (till July 31 or sold out),

$75 (till August 31 or sold out),

$85 (gate price)

Permits 1 adult entry to the festival after 9:00 am Saturday and is valid until Midnight, Saturday night. Allows access to performance areas. Does NOT include camping (so please don’t buy a car camping pass. You can only get your car into the campground if you are wearing a weekend wristband) . Must park in the Day Parking Lot

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Friday Only General Admission

Prices: $55 (till May 31 or sold out),

$65 (till July 31 or sold out),

$75 (till August 31or sold out),

$85 (gate price)

Permits 1 adult entry to the festival after 9:00 am Friday and is valid until Midnight, Friday night. Allows access to performance areas. Does NOT include camping. ( So, please don’t buy a car camping pass. You can only drive into the campground if you are wearing a weekend wristband) Must park in Day Parking Lot.

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Thursday Only General Admission

Prices: $55 (till May 31 or sold out),

$65 (till July 31 or sold out),

$75 (till August 31 or sold out),

$85 (gate price)

Permits 1 adult entry to the festival after 9:00 am Thursday and is valid until Midnight, Thursday night. Allows access to performance areas. Does NOT include camping. (So, please don’t buy a car camping pass. You can only drive into the campground if you are wearing a weekend wristband)Must park in Day Parking Lot.

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Water/Electric Sites

Price: $450 (Limited quantity available. Limit 2 per order.)

WATER/ELECTRIC SITE PASS: Includes water and electric service and 2 vehicle camping passes. Does NOT include Event Ticket or Early Arrival camping fee. If you plan on arriving before Thursday you will need to purchase event ticket(s) and an appropriate number of Early Arrival upgrades.
All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

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Reserved Riverside Group Campsite

Price: $600 (includes 6 car camping passes or 3 large vehicle camping passes. Limited quantity available)

New for 2020! Reserves one (1) large 40’x100’ space right beside the Shenandoah River. Includes 6 car camping passes or 3 large vehicle passes. Does NOT include: Event Ticket, Early Arrival camping fee, electric or water hookups. Reserved Group Camping is intended for patrons who are travelling in large groups and want reserved camping space for everyone. Your exact space will be assigned upon arrival. You are not required to purchase a Reserved Group Camping ticket to enter or camp in the campground. Note: there are only a handful of these sites and the majority of riverfront camping spaces will still be available for early arrivals.
All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

Dry Reserve Site

Price: $150 (Limited quantity available)

DRY RESERVE: Reserves one (1) 25’x45′ space in Dry Reserve or Quiet Reserve. Includes 2 vehicle camping passes. Does NOT include: Event Ticket, Early Arrival camping fee, electric or water hookups. Dry Reserve is intended for patrons who are arriving later in the week and want reserved camping space. Your exact space will be assigned upon arrival. You are not required to purchase a Dry Reserve ticket to enter or camp in the campground.
All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

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Large Vehicle Camping Pass

 Price: $75 (limited quantity available)

This $75 camping pass allows you to bring a vehicle with a trailer or a motorhome into the campground. Please note that this pass does NOT include an Water/Electric Site, electric hookup, water hookup or Dry Reserve spot. (Large Vehicle Camping Pass holders will have to find their own space in the general camping area to set up camp. Arriving early is always recommended). Available for Weekend and Early Arrival Ticket holders only. Single Day ticket holders must park in the free Day Parking Lot.
All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

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Car Camping Pass

Price: $30 (limited quantity available)

This $30 Car Camping Pass allows you to bring one car or truck into the campground. Please note that this pass does not include a Water/Electric Site or Dry Reserve spot. Available for Weekend and Early Arrival Ticket holders only. Not for Single day ticket holders. Single Day ticket holders must park in the free Day Parking Lot. If you want to bring a vehicle with a trailer or a motorhome into the campground you must buy the $75 Large Vehicle Camping Pass.
All sales are final. Refunds/exchanges will be at Shepherds Ford Productions LLC’s discretion.

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Watermelon Park Fest Festival Campground Rules updated for 2020.

Thank you for choosing to be a guest at Watermelon Park Campground; we are a family oriented environment. Your armband must be worn and visible at all times and shown to staff upon entering and leaving the park. Visibly wearing your armband makes it easy for reentry. Primitive campsites are first come first serve.
With respect for the beautiful Shenandoah River the following rules must be followed:

1.    DO NOT DESTROY HABITAT OR WILDLIFE. Destruction of property is a crime. Virginia fishing license is needed in park and on the river. Fishing throw type nets are not permitted in the camp ground.

2.    DO NOT LEAVE ANY WASTE, food, paper, or scraps of any kind on the ground or in the river. This includes cans, glass bottles and bottle caps. We provide trash bags. All trash bags must be taken to the dumpster and do not overfill the bags.

3.    NO GLASS BOTTLES of any kind are permitted into the park. If you are seen with glass in the river or on the campground you will be asked to leave immediately.

4.    NO AMPLIFIED OR BASS MUSIC IS ALLOWED. Any canned music being played must be kept low enough to not be heard in adjacent campsite.

5.   NO DOGS  Will be Permitted into Watermelon Park Primitive Tent sites. RV sites only!

6.    CAMPGROUND SPEED LIMIT is 10 mph or LESS. Go slow. No speeding or reckless driving.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC must be limited in the park. No mini bikes, scooters, electric or gas driven cycles or carts of any type are allowed. Any one driving in the park is required to have a valid driver’s license. Golf carts can be approved by the park manager. All handicap transportation type vehicles are allowed.

7.    NO OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED in the park… this includes driving carts, scooters, off road 4 wheelers, mopeds, golf carts and dirt bikes. Staff vehicles excluded.

8.    NO PORTABLE OR PRIVATE TOILETS ALLOWED. Bathrooms and portable toilets are provided and should be respected and maintained clean and neat. Do not put trash, cans, bottles, diapers, or debris in them.

9.    QUIET TIME STARTS AT MIDNIGHT. No loud noises are allowed. Music devices must be turned off, please respect neighboring campers.

10.    NO PROFANITY or loud, inappropriate, rude, angry, aggressive behavior. You will be asked to leave the park if you or your party cannot control themselves.

11.    NO NEW CAMPFIRES can be built in the grass. Campfire sites are designated by a rock-lined fireplace that has already been made and used. Metal fire pits and grills are permitted as long as you do not burn the area being used.

12.    Generators must be shut off from 12AM – 8AM. All generators need to be at least 10 ft away from any tents.

13.    NO FIREARMS or BB guns, air rifles or harmful projectile launched weapons are allowed in park. Law enforcement and license conceal carry must declare at the front gate to security and manager.

14. We discourage the display of any controversial symbols that might be found offensive to the general public. Please only use Watermelon themed flags.

15. By State Ordinance: No carry-in firewood will be allowed. Clean, local, store purchased wood is allowed. We usually have firewood available at the camp store.

16. You must be at least 18 years old to enter Watermelon Park Campground, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or another responsible adult.

17. NO UNDERAGE possession of alcohol is permitted.

Please respect all staff, the Park, and the Shenandoah River!