The 16th Annual Watermelon Park Fest a three day music festival, was held at the Watermelon Park Campground near Berryville, Virginia. It’s located on the banks of the beautiful Shenandoah River on Sept. 19-22 with music, camping, as well as canoeing, kayaking and inner-tube floats and late night jam sessions around the campfire. Nothing better!
Shepherds Ford Productions has produced 20 festivals at Watermelon Park since 2004. This year they received a County Music Association award which read:
Congratulations to “Watermelon Park” on its 75th Anniversary as “A Country Music Park,” May 31, 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
The Travelin’ McCourys, Cedric Watson, Circus No. 9, Eastman String Band, Route 7 Bypass Boys, Randy Thompson Band, The Woodshedders, Jack Dunlap, Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan, Short Hill Mountain Boys
Watch Cedric Watson perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival, shot by Chester Simpson:
Sept. 20, 2019
The Infamous Stringdusters, The Larry Keel Experience, Sierra Hull, Keel Brothers, Cedric Watson, Those 3 Guys, The Fly Birds, Megan Downes and the City Stompers, Carsie Blanton, Songs From The Road Band
Watch Sierra Hull perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival in a video shot by Chester:
Sept. 21, 2019
Sam Bush Band, Tim O’Brien Band, Lindsay Lou, The Dead South, South Hill Banks, Furnace Mountain, Cedric Watson, Tim O’Brien, The Ingramettes
Watch Sam Bush perform at the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival in a Parklife DC video by Chester:
Here are some scenes from the 2019 Watermelon Park Festival from Sept. 19-21, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chester Simpson.